NEOC was founded in 1972 to promote the sport of orienteering and develop suitable maps. Today, NEOC has over 400 members, organizes up to 40 events per year, and has produced nearly 40 specialized, five-color orienteering maps in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.

NEOC's Mission

  • To provide individuals, groups and families with an organized outdoor activity that is mentally and physically challenging on a variety of levels.
  • To meet the needs of a broad spectrum of society in an environment that is educational, supportive and social.
  • To increase the awareness of orienteering among the general public, advocate land conservation, and promote orienteering as a sport for all.

"New England Orienteering Club" is a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. (This can be verified at the IRS Web site.) Donations to the New England Orienteering Club are tax-deductible under section 170 of the Code.

See our FAQ. For further information, please contact NEOC.

See you in the woods!