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All About BAOC

The Bay Area Orienteering Club is a non-profit1, volunteer-run organization dedicated to the promotion of orienteering, a cross-country map-and-compass sport. We are the fourth-largest orienteering club in the U.S.2 Learn more about orienteering here.


1 BAOC has tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization (i.e., charitable non-profit organization) with EIN 46-4309358. (The classification was effective September 25, 2013.)

2 As of April 2022, the seven largest clubs in the U.S. are Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC, Virginia, 482 members), Cascade Orienteering Club (COC, Seattle, 395 members), Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC, Atlanta, 336 members), Bay Area Orienteering Club (BAOC, 304 members), New England Orienteering Club (NEOC, Boston, 302 members), Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA, Pennsylvania/Maryland, 300 members), and Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC, Rochester, 233 members). All the U.S. clubs can be found here (