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Red River Ramble

All Saints Camp has become a favorite venue for North Texas orienteers over the decades!  Situated on the picturesque south shore of Lake Texoma, this camp includes over 600 acres of wooded, sometimes hilly terrain and an extensive trail network with lots of unique structures.  It’s a beautiful venue and a wonderful time of year to be in the woods.

General info

Event Officials

Meet Director: TBD ……. Meet Director notes
Course Setter: Wayne Chaffin ……. Course Setter notes
Assisting School: Dobie High School (Lt. Col. William Malpass)
E-Punch Coordinator: TBD

Courses:

We’ll be offering the following courses:
White: Easiest
Yellow: Experienced beginners
Orange: Intermediate
Brown: Short advanced
Green: Medium-length advanced
Red: Long advanced

See a detailed description of each class.

Classes:

Unless stated otherwise, we’ll offer the full slate of NTOA classes. Classes are determined by age bracket for competitive individuals and +/- age 19 for Recreational (two or more people) teams. 

See a listing of all the NTOA classes. (PDF)

Scoring: Manual punchcards will be used to score the White and Yellow courses. E-punch will be used to score the Orange, Brown, Green and Red courses.

Schedule

Please be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine, but we have unfortunately had to cancel events due to high water in the recent past.

Time Activity
9:00 - 10:30 am
Registration opens
9:00 - 9:30 am
Boy Scout Merit Badge briefing
9:30 - 9:45 am
Beginner's Clinic: Open to all!
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Orienteers start out on each course in one-minute intervals
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
White and Yellow course punchcards are scored and results for all courses calculated as orienteers finish
2:00 pm
Courses close; Awards ceremony
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Control pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice

Registration

Online pre-registration is highly encouraged! We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. In particular, group leaders, please pre-register or drop the Registrar an email to talk about your  group’s size. We do print a modest number of extra maps, and day-of-race registration is permitted. But there’s no guarantee you’ll have a map. Pre-registration is FREE and opens about 10 days before each event. so please take a moment to do it. Thanks!

Questions about registration? Contact the NTOA Registrar. For questions on other event matters, contact the Meet Director (listed above).

Event fees

Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):
Only individuals can officially compete (awards for top 3 in each class) at NTOA events. But even if you’re doing it on your own just for recreation, please sign up as a (competitive) individual. Members and youth (aka, Juniors, age 19 and under) pay reduced event fees. There’s a $3 surcharge for adult day-of-race entries. So join NTOA and pre-register! Fee covers 1 map.

Competitor type Cost
Juniors (age 19 and under)
$10
NTOA (and other O clubs) members
$15
Non-member
$20
E-punch rental (Orange, Brown, Green, Red courses)
$3
Day-of-race surcharge
$3

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together):

We love teams — orienteering is a great family activity! Teams aren’t eligible for awards, just the fun. Base fee covers the first 2 team members and 2 maps. Add people for $5 each. Kids under age 8 are free (after first 2 team members paid).

Team type Cost
All teams (first 2 people)
$17
Extra person (over age 8) - includes map
$5

Pre-registration is open when the button is green!

Directions

From DFW Airport To Lake Texoma:

  • From the airport take the north exit on 121.
  • Exit onto LBJ Freeway (IH635) after about 1 mile.
  • Take 635 about 20 miles to Central Expressway (IH 75). 
  • At the “high five” interchange take IH 75 all the way to Sherman-Denison 
  • Go west 5 miles on 120 to Pottsboro and then continue west on 996.
  • From here o-signs will direct you to the All Saints Camp headquarters.
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