Two-day Map and Compass Workshop (Sat/Sun)

Date and Time

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - Sunday, June 23, 2019


Blue Hills,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.


Come learn beginner to intermediate navigation skills using a map and compass to find your way in this two-day weekend workshop. No prior skills are required. All activities will take place at the Blue Hills Reservation; you will need appropriate hiking gear and be able to hike approximately 4 miles with a small day-pack. On Saturday we'll use the conference center at Brookwood Farms for both indoor and outdoor instruction. You'll learn how to read a topographic map, how to use a compass and how a map and compass work together. In the afternoon you'll get to practice your skills on a directed hike in the Blue Hills using the DCR trail map. On Sunday your group will plan your own route to find flags hidden both on and off the trail. For this hike, you will be using a topographical map which does not show the trails and will make use of terrain features such as valleys, brooks, and hills to stay found. Each group will have an instructor to help facilitate the learning. Prior reservation is required, and class size is limited to promote small group learning. To register for this workshop, you must commit to attending both Saturday and Sunday. You will need to purchase and bring to class a navigating compass with adjustable declination correction, the recommended compass is the Suunto M-3 (list price $44).

AMC Trip Policy



Map and Compass


Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts



Nearby AMC Destination

Ponkapoag Camp


Must be able to hike approx 4-miles with day-pack


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: After 8am and before 9pm)

Living in Boston I enjoy hiking around Greater Boston and beyond. You may often find me in the Blue Hills with my dog Sunny.


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