Map, Compass, & Survival course offerings

Instruction on how to use a compass and how to read a topographical map. Includes an afternoon in the woods!

This free course is offered once a month from April through September. Currently, the course is only held in either Westminster or Pittsfield.

This course is not recommended for students under the age of 12. 

Map, Compass and Survival course schedule

To enroll in a course, call (508) 389-7830
8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday

 

When calling, please be prepared to provide the student's:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address (if they have one)

 

Location Details Status

Westminster Public
Safety Building

7 South Street
Westminster, MA 01473
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Handicapped accessible

August 18th
8am–6pm

 

 

WAITLIST
For details call
(508) 389-7830

 

Westminster Public
Safety Building

7 South Street
Westminster, MA 01473
Get directions
Handicapped accessible

September 8th
8am–6pm

 

 

WAITLIST
For details call
(508) 389-7830

 

DCR West Regional
Office

740 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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September 22nd
8am–5pm

 

OPEN
To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

     

This completes our 2018 offerings of the Map, Compass, & Survival course.

Please check back in April 2019 for new listings. 

What do students need to bring to class?

Students must come prepared!

You will be outdoors for part of the day (rain or shine, hot or cold). Students must be dressed for outdoor activities (i.e. sunglasses, long pants, hiking shoes/boots, insect/tick repellent, rain gear, and bright-colored outer clothing). 

Students should also bring the following to class:

  • Lunch & snacks
  • Water or a reusable water bottle
  • A whistle 
  • Students under the age of 18, who are attending class without a parent or guardian, must bring a signed permission form to class in order to participate. 

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