About HVO

Hudson Valley Orienteering (HVO) was formed in 1983 and holds events in Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, and Union counties), Southern New York (Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester counties), and New York City (Queens, and the Bronx). HVO is entirely run by volunteers.

Events are scheduled year round, but are concentrated in the Spring and Fall seasons. These include social events for our members in addition to regular meets which are open to all. Meets take place rain, snow, or shine.

Newcomers are welcome, and Beginner Instruction is provided at most meets.

Orienteering is a fun activity for kids and their families, groups, individuals, and is good training for adventure racers.

Local Meet Fees & Membership Info

Registration: each individual registration includes 1 map. Each group registration includes 2 maps.

HVO Member |
Individual Adult
Individual Junior (age 20 and under)
Family Maximum
Group (2 people)

Groups: The fee includes two maps. For each additional person, age 8 & over, the cost is an additional $3, regardless of age or membership. They will also receive their own map.
Additional maps: are available for $2 for the first additional map and then $1 for each map additional map as supply permits.

Electronic Punching:  most events utilize e-punch.  There is no longer an additional charge to borrow an electronic finger stick for individuals or groups that do not own a finger stick.  We ask for a deposit of $40 or collateral (such as keys, drivers license or a charge card). Charge for a lost e-stick is $40.
Compasses: a limited number of compasses are availabe to borrow.  We ask for a deposit of $10 or collateral (such as keys, drivers license or a charge card). Charge for a lost or broken compass is $10.
Membership: if you enjoy Orienteering, you might want to consider become a HVO Member .


Ching-Hua Chen


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Kseniya Popova

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