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Joining BAOC (and Orienteering USA)

Why Join BAOC?

Membership Fees

Type of Membership 1 year
Individual  $16*
Family/Youth Group  $21*
Contributing Individual
or Family/Group

* Note: The $1 processing fee added to these categories applies only to on-line payments.

How To Join BAOC, or Renew or Change Your Membership

To become a member of BAOC, or to renew your membership, do one of the following:

If you have questions regarding BAOC memberships, call Werner Haag, Membership Director, at 408.599.9709 or send email to .

Online Membership System

You can join, renew, or change your profile at the online membership website (

The online system does not allow for multi-year memberships, but it allows you to put a credit card on file for automatic renewal. Please note that the default setting is auto-renewal, So, if you want just a one-time payment, you should deselect auto-renewal.

Note: If you put a credit card on file for auto-renewal, be sure to remember to update the information when the card expires, or if you want to change cards.

Check Your Membership Status

You can check on your membership status by logging on the online membership website ( with the email address and password you used when you created your account. Your renewal date is displayed to the right of "Bay Area Orienteering Club"​—​next to a "Renew" button (hint, hint 😉) if you are not set up for automatic renewal, or a "Renew early" link.

Note Regarding Tax Deductibility

Since BAOC has tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization (i.e., charitable non-profit organization), annual membership fees are deductible to the extent allowed by law, per your own individual situation. Generally, that means the full amount of your annual membership fee can be deducted if you itemize deductions on your U.S. and/or state tax return.¹ (BAOC's tax identification number is EIN 43-4309358.)

Also Join Orienteering USA

In addition to joining BAOC, consider joining Orienteering USA (OUSA) for these benefits (and more):

To learn more and to join Orienteering USA, please go to (


1 Reference: IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, paragraph titled "Certain membership benefits can be disregarded".