UNO-Camping-Weekend 2020

The first weekend—in September—after Labor Day

Up North Orienteers invite you to our now "FAMOUS"
UNO Orienteering Camping Weekend
Sept 6-8, 2019; Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, NH
Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, NH

The Orienteering

Map: 6 color 1:7500/1:10,000.  Produced 1992 for the World Cup, updated in 2001, 2005, 2018 (Jim Arsenault due to logging).  Beginner through advanced orienteering courses plus a Canoe-O will be available Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night “Vampire-O” and the “Wicked Hard Night-O”

Costs: UNO Members - $5 any course; Non-members - $5 Beginner course, $10 other courses; $2 for an extra map. E-punching will be used.  Loaner SI sticks are available.

Registration and starts are 10am-1pm on Saturday and 9am – noon on Sunday. Registration will be at the Group Camping Pavilion (follow signs).

Course Setters/ Vetters: Jordan Laughlin, Greg Ahlswede, Alex Jospe (US Team); Lex and Pete Bundschuh.

The Directions

From Route 101 in NH, take Exit 5 and turn right on NH 107 North. Turn left on NH 27 and then immediately right on NH 156. Go 1.3 miles and turn left on Mountain Rd. Go 2 miles to the park entrance. Follow “O” signs to meet registration/ start.

The Camping

We will be using the Group Camping area Friday and Saturday nights. This is where we camped last year. Rates are $10 per adult and $5 per child (under 18) per night. These sites are in the woods around the Group Camping Pavilion. You can drive your car near your site to unload and then park in the parking lot. This is very convenient to the Group Camping Pavilion/meet HQ. Lex and Pete Bundschuh are coordinating reservations for these sites. Site selection is first-come, first-served. Contact Lex and Pete (with name, nights- Friday and/or Saturday,  #Adults/Children, license plate #) if you are interested in camping with us. We need to give your name and license plate number to the park office. Please stop at the Park Headquarters for a parking pass. The camping fee for the group camping area will be collected at orienteering registration. If you have a camper or pop-up, or want to stay somewhere else in the park, please contact Reserve America directly (1-877-647-2757, or through the NH State Parks web site).

Of course you can also come for one or both days without camping.  The Park will be charging a Day use fee for non-campers.

Sorry, no pets allowed in the park.


UNO Camping Weekend has a Saturday Night Pot Luck tradition. The meet organizers will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and dessert- the traditional smores (condiments, plates, cups and plastic ware, too) for $7 per adult, $3 per child 6-12, under 6 free. Everyone is asked to bring the potluck fare to share. Please label your dishes and utensils! Last names letters: A-L:  please bring a salad; letters M-Z: please bring an appetizer. Everyone: BYO beverages.  Money will be collected at registration. Thanks to Michelle and Darrell Scott for hosting this meal.


Available Saturday and Sunday, 60 minute time limit (score-O format). Self-serve.  Bring your canoe, rent one nearby or wait to borrow one. Thanks to Ed and Liz Kotowski.


Count Steve and Countess Tracey Olafsen will again host this famous family-friendly night-time event. Vampire-O is a blend of flashlight tag, orienteering, and fun. Register on Saturday at the Group Camping Pavilion.

“Wicked Hard Night-O” and “Not-So-Wicked Hard Night-O”

Jim Arsenault will be setting these courses. This will start shortly after the “Vampire-O.”  You should be able to comfortably complete advanced courses (Brown/higher) in daylight, and must have two independent lights. Anyone wanting to participate is requested to e-mail: by the Wednesday before camping weekend so that he can print enough maps (no obligation, you can always change your mind).

The Hosts

Lex & Pete Bundschuh (603) 465-3142 (H), (603)321-7163 (C),

Alar & Eva Ruutopold (603) 831-6313 (Cell- Eva)

In conjunction with NH Department of Resources and Economic Development (NH DRED) and Pawtuckaway State Park