Introduction to GPS Navigation Class - Level 1


$70 for REI Members

$90 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Group size 10 people

Head out into the field for a day of hands-on navigation training with our REI Outdoor School GPS instructors. You'll practice pinpointing your location, marking waypoints, plotting courses and creating routes in the outdoors. Learn to transfer information from the GPS to your map and from the map to the GPS. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to get detailed instruction on its features. We recommend you attend a Map and Compass Basics class, or have a solid understanding of map and compass skills, prior to this outing.

  • Learn to pinpoint your location using a GPS receiver. Mark waypoints, plot courses, and creating routes in the outdoors. Learn how to use a GPS along with a map and compass. Learn basic hiking techniques.

What to bring with you


Meet at Oak Grove Day-Use Area. $5 Oregon State Parking Fee required.

Map image of Champoeg State Park

More directions and information

Oregon State Parks parking pass required $5/day or $30/year