Everett Navigation Course


Everett Navigation Course - Camp Edward

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 240 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 800 ft
  • Pace: Walking

We will be starting our class at the Camp Edward Dining Hall (Perry Lodge) at 8:00 AM. Please arrive early to check in and get your group assignments.

** Please read all of the Leader's Notes below. **

Everett's Basic Navigation Course is a single-day event that teaches how to use a topographic map, compass, and altimeter for back country navigation. The course also emphasizes advance preparation, terrain reckoning, and route finding as a team responsibility. It includes lectures, indoor exercises, and outdoor navigation instruction and hands-on practice.

Sign-in starts at 7:30 AM. There you will be assigned to your team for the day. Please be on time, the lectures and classwork will start promptly at 8 AM.

Maps and course material will be provided.  Please bring your compass (see Required Equipment for compass requirements), pencil and any note-taking material. Also bring  food, water and proper clothing for outdoor wilderness travel (no cotton, jeans or inappropriate shoes). Rain shell, gaiters, gloves and boots are highly recommended! The outdoor portion can be very wet and muddy and there are many plants with thorns, spines and prickles. Weather can range from mild & sunny to cold & rainy, please be prepared.

After the indoor portion is completed all teams will head out with their team leaders for the field exercises. **Note that the field exercises will total 5-6 miles round trip. We will be traveling on and off-trail on DNR land adjacent to Camp Edward.**  Once each team  has completed the exercises they will return to check in. Only when your entire team is accounted for can you leave.

Please contact us if there are any questions.

Thanks and see you in class!


participants will earn:

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Camp Edward

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Approved Compass - click HERE to download Everett Navigation's document on compass recommendations. 

Boots, gloves and appropriate clothing for inclement  wilderness travel.

Maps and course material will be provided, but you can review them  HERE and  HERE ahead of time if you'd like.

Although Wilderness Navigation, 3rd Edition : Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter & GPS  is not required, it is highly recommended reading prior to the course.

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