The courses are named by color, using a scheme established by the U.S. Orienteering Federation. Generally, the longer courses involve more challenges, and more difficult off-trail navigation.
As a courtesy to others on the course, please limit your group size per map, to that noted in the description of each course.
STRING-O COURSEWhile parents accompany them, perhaps from a distance, children experience orienteering on their own level.
The Little Troll program is a national program for youngsters from 2 to about 8 years of age. It awards stickers and patches, and allows older children credit for accompanying parents on White and Yellow courses.
WHITE COURSEThe Short Introductory course. Perfect for those who are unsure of themselves in the forest, or who have little or no topographic map experience.
YELLOW COURSEThe Long Introductory Course. For those with some basic knowledge of map reading and terrain identification.
ORANGE COURSEThe Intermediate Course. For those with moderate experience in map reading, or those who are ready for more than the yellow course challenge. Ideally, much time is spent off trails.
BROWN/GREEN/RED/BLUE COURSESAll are Advanced Courses.
SCORE-O COURSEUnlike the usual courses - consisting of a sequence of controls to visit in a prescribed order. Score-O allows you to visit a large number of controls in any order you like.
NIGHT-O COURSEControls will have lights/reflectors inside or on them, courses will be a bit shorter, and flashlights are a MUST.  Otherwise it's the same as SCORE-O.