Because Corinthian Events loves some inclement weather, we decided to forge ahead with our outdoor orienteering excursion in the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, VT on a particularly stormy day in June. Guests were warned that the program ran rain-or-shine and we weren’t kidding!
Custom designed by our very own “GI Joe,” everyone was given a quick run-down of the rules and a general orienteering refresher course – we went out on a limb and assumed few guests had not participated in such an activity since junior high school, if ever. The game was simple; use your map to find each of the control flags strategically placed throughout the mountainous park. As a twist, this particular course was designed as a game of “Poker Orienteering” and each control boasted a playing card. As such, teams could choose to mark their score card with the control’s corresponding punch, or move on in hopes of finding a better card and ultimately earning a superior poker hand. Object of the game – be the first team to finish within the designated time frame, with the best hand!
After the briefing (and being the good sports that they are), guests donned ponchos, color-coded team bandanas and bright red backpacks filled with emergency provisions (and a few goodies!) before venturing up the mountain.
This activity was such a hit that we’ve made it our mission to uproot our trusty G.I. Joe from his beloved Vermont and come design a course in Boston. Harbor Islands anyone? We think so…