Camp Wisdom

NTOA returns to Camp Wisdom after a two-year absence. There are a lot of trails and campsites packed into this old Boy Scout camp on the southwest side of Dallas, in Duncanville. Camp Wisdom has a complex trail system often with limited sight-lines due to dense vegetation, so it can be a real challenge to pick a good route and stick to it here. This is a rewarding venue for the careful orienteer! 

Pre-Registration is closed. Registration at the event is available.

General info

Event Officials

Meet Director: Betsy Jackson…… Meet Director notes
Course Setter: Jim Stevens ……. Course Setter notes 
Assisting School: Supporting School needed
E-Punch Coordinator: Mary Lynn Genovesi & Ray Janes


We’ll be offering the following courses:
White: Easiest
Yellow: Experienced beginners
Orange: Intermediate
Brown: Short advanced
Green: Medium-length advanced
Red: Long advanced

See a detailed description of each class.


Unless stated otherwise, we’ll offer the full slate of NTOA classes. Classes are determined by age bracket for competitive individuals and +/- age 19 for Recreational (two or more people) teams. 

See a listing of all the NTOA classes. (PDF)

Scoring: Manual punchcards will be used to score the White and Yellow courses. E-punch will be used to score the Orange, Brown, Green and Red courses.


Please be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine, but we have unfortunately had to cancel events due to high water in the recent past.

Time Activity
9:00 – 10:30 am Registration opens
9:00 – 9:30 am Boy Scout Merit Badge briefing
9:30 – 9:45 am Beginner’s Clinic: Open to all!
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Orienteers start out on each course in one-minute intervals
10:30 am – 2:00 pm White and Yellow course punchcards are scored and results for all courses calculated as orienteers finish
~2:00 pm Courses close (3 hours after last starter); Awards ceremony
2:00 – 4:00 pm Control pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice


Online pre-registration is highly encouraged! We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. In particular, group leaders, please pre-register or drop the Registrar an email to talk about your  group’s size. We do print a modest number of extra maps, and day-of-race registration is permitted. But there’s no guarantee you’ll have a map. Pre-registration is FREE and opens about 10 days before each event. so please take a moment to do it. Thanks!

Questions about registration? Contact the NTOA Registrar. For questions on other event matters, contact the Meet Director (listed above).

Event fees

Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):
Only individuals can officially compete (awards for top 3 in each class) at NTOA events. But even if you’re doing it on your own just for recreation, please sign up as a (competitive) individual. Members and youth (aka, Juniors, age 19 and under) pay reduced event fees. There’s a $3 surcharge for adult day-of-race entries. So join NTOA and pre-register! Fee covers 1 map.

Competitor type Cost
Juniors (age 19 and under) $10
NTOA (and other O clubs) members $15
Non-member $20
E-punch rental (Orange, Brown, Green, Red courses) $3
Day-of-race surcharge $3

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together):

We love teams — orienteering is a great family activity! Teams aren’t eligible for awards, just the fun. Base fee covers the first 2 team members and 2 maps. Add people for $5 each. Kids under age 8 are free (after first 2 team members paid).

Team type Cost
All teams (first 2 people) $17
Extra person (over age 8) – includes map $5

Instructions: Select one of the options below to register yourself, the students of your school group, or your fun recreational team. Clicking on one of the buttons will take you to our separate NTOA Registration website. See venue limits and current number of registrants. 

Pre-registration is closed — registration at the event is still available.

Competitive Individual

Large Group

Recreational Teams

Register Individual

Register Group Members

Register Team Members

Enter 1 competitive individual at a time.

Enter 1-20 competitive individuals from the same group (e.g., school, club, Scout group, JROTC unit).

Enter 1 recreational team (min. 2 people; max 5 people). 

See who’s registered

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From Dallas take I-35E south, exit west onto US-67.  Go 4.5 miles, exit right onto !-20 westbound.  Go 3 miles to Exit #461, Cedar Ridge Drive. Turn right (north) onto N. Cedar Ridge Dr. and go 0.4 miles to Red Bird Lane.  Turn west (left) onto W. Red Bird Lane, go 0.4 mile then turn left into the camp.  Registration and event headquarters will be in the pavilion at the south end of the large parking lot.

From Fort Worth take US-287 southeast until it merges with I-20 eastbound.  Continue on I-20 eastward to Exit #461, Cedar Ridge Drive. Turn left (north) onto N. Cedar Ridge Dr. and go 0.5 miles to Red Bird Lane. Turn west (left) onto W. Red Bird Lane, go 0.4 mile then turn left into the camp. Registration and event headquarters will be in the pavilion at the south end of the large parking lot.