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How Much Does it Cost?

(The fees below were effective January 1, 2019. They are subject to change.)

BAOC is a non-profit organization¹ run by volunteers. Event fees cover the costs of making and printing the maps, park permits, insurance, and other event-related expenses. This page is shows fees collected at events; go here for membership fees.

BAOC's standard event fees are listed below. Every participant (including all members of groups) receives a copy of the map (which can be kept). Fees might vary for special events, such as Score-Os, goats, rogaines, motalas, and National Events (A-meets) (although the fees below generally apply to recreational courses at National Events). When non-standard fees apply to an event, the event fees are explained on the event announcement page.

The event fees may also be seen on our standard entry form (PDF/90KB)², which you may fill out in advance if you wish. You will need one entry form for each group.

Beginner (White, Yellow) Courses³

    Entry fee for each person            Adult $8     Junior $3
    2nd (3rd, 4th, ...) course           Adult $0     Junior $0

Intermediate (Orange) and Advanced (Brown, Green, Red, Blue) Courses³

    Member entry fee, each person        Adult $15    Junior $5
    Non-member entry fee, each person    Adult $20    Junior $5
    2nd (3rd, 4th, ...) course           Adult $0     Junior $0

Special Events (e.g., Goats & Rogaines

    (These are typical fees, which could be modified for individual events.)

    Member entry fee, each person        Adult $20    Junior $10
    Non-member entry fee, each person    Adult $25    Junior $10

Other Fees

    Children under 8 with parent,
      guardian, or youth group leader    Free
    Beginners' Clinics                   Free
    Compass Rental                       $1; no security deposit required
    E-punch Rental                       $5; no security deposit required
                                           ($25 liability for lost stick)

Junior

A Junior is defined as anyone age 8 through 20.

Group

Note that "group" refers to people going on a course together, not people arriving at the event together. For example, six people might arrive together, and go on courses as three groups of one, two, and three people, respectively​—​they would need three entry forms.

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¹ BAOC has tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization (i.e., charitable non-profit organization), effective September 25, 2013.

² PDF files are viewable with the free Adobe Reader (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html).

³ Note that, in addition to the per-person course fees, other fees might apply to each group. For example, each group will need an E-punch stick if the event uses electronic scoring.