About Us

Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO) is non-profit organization, sponsoring orienteering events, providing instruction in the sport of orienteering and producing detailed orienteering maps of public parks and private venues in the Capital District of New York State.


By purchasing a membership you are supporting EMPO in its endeavors and are granted voting rights. You can download a membership application here.


EMPO is run by volunteers! We offer many volunteer opportunities, and by helping out you meet other orienteers and learn more about the sport. Contact us!


EMPO is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Donations qualify as charitable contributions. Donations over $250 will be acknowledged in writing by the EMPO treasurer, in accordance with tax law. For more information about donations please contact us.

By making a qualifying purchase at Amazon Smile, 0.5% of the purchase will be donated to the club.

Club Business

All members are welcome to attend and vote at the club’s annual meeting. Find minutes of past meetings here.


Orienteering USA is orienteering’s national governing body. Members receive monthly email updates, discounts at national meets, eligibility for US Championship events, voting rights, and membership in the International Orienteering Federation. The body provides low cost group insurance rates that cover our local meets along with park land use permits. For more information, see the Orienteering USA web page at http://orienteeringusa.org.

Club Officers

President: Phil Hawkes-Teeter
Vice President: Frank Boscoe
Secretary: Eric Hamilton
Treasurer: Cynthia Johnson 

Contact Us

P.O. Box 51, Clifton Park, NY 12065