Wilderness navigation is an essential skill for any front or backcountry traveler. Learning how properly use a map and compass separately and together should be on your list! During our courses, you'll learn how to plot a course, follow a bearing, triangulate, adjust for declination, read various types of maps and much more!

Course Information

Basic Wilderness Navigation Course

Learning how to use a map and compass are great skills for any outdoor enthusiast! During this 4 hour course you'll learn the basics of wilderness/land navigation. Our instructors are experts in the navigation field. This course is an approved prerequisite for the AHGA Hiking Guide and Mountain Leader programs.

Locations:

  • North Central & North West NJ
  • Monmouth County, NJ​
  • Catskill Mountains, NY
  • ​Columbia, NJ
  • ​Rockaway, NJ
Cost Per Person:​ $85.00​
Course Length: 4 hours

What's included: Map, compass

*We offer discounted group and scouting organization rates. Please call or email our office for more information.

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Intermediate Wilderness Navigation Course

This is a great course to take to advance on your current navigation skills. This is a recomended course for search & rescue personnel, avid outdoorsman, scouts, backpackers, hikers or anyone looking to build upon their current skills.

Locations:

  • North Central & North West NJ​
  • Monmouth County, NJ
  • Catskill Mountains, NY
  • ​Columbia, NJ
  • Rockaway, NJ
Cost Per Person:​ $110.00​
Course Length: 7 to 8 hours

What's included: Map, compass

*We offer discounted group and scouting organization rates. Please call or email our office for more information.

Night Wilderness Navigation Course

Using a map and compass at night is considered a specific and challenging skill. Night navigaiton relies on another skill set that you'll learn during this course. Pacing, celestial navigation, light choices, route planning, altimeter use and much more!

Locations:

  • North Central & North West NJ​
  • Monmouth County, NJ
  • Catskill Mountains, NY
  • ​Columbia, NJ
  • Rockaway, NJ
Cost Per Person:​ $85.00​
Course Length: 5 hours

What's included: Map, compass, red light, celestial chart, group altimeter

*We offer discounted group and scouting organization rates. Please call or email our office for more information.

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