Outdoors Skills: Map & Compass 101

Date and Time

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:00AM - 5:00PM


AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


This one day Map and Compass 101 in the "Outdoor Basics" series is designed for hikers seeking to gain skills in map reading and compass use. The course will offer one day of indoor and outdoor classroom instruction on the basics of using a map and compass. ITINERARY The following is a general schedule and is subject to change based on weather, trail conditions, and group abilities. Saturday 9:00am Classroom Session- Basics of Navigation 12:00 pmSit down lunch 1:00pm-4 pm Field exercises using map & compass PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS •Combination of classroom instruction and field time practicing skills •Multiple hands on activities offered throughout the day •Skills learned will include: oBasic map reading. Covers types of map, common map features, and what to look for when purchasing a map. oOrienting a map using compass and using land features oBasic compass use. Instruction on basic features of the compass, how to shoot bearings and follow bearings over distance. Covers types of compass and what to look for when purchasing a compass. oLocating yourself in the wilderness using map and compass and land features

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $99 member / $114 non-member
*Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides, lunch, Suunto compass (retail value $24.95)

Past participants say...

•"Very educational….very effective, I now understand more of how to use a compass." Christina, participant, 2015 •"Perfect balance of classroom and application. The guides were awesome leaders and instructors." Ruth, participant, 2015

Click map for driving directions
inside map reading


Instruction (Skills)
Specialty Skills

Offered By

AMC Staff






Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.