This small business, located in central Indiana, offers unique outdoor teambuilding, photography, guided paddle programs & Topo Maps with a Permanent O-Course.


  • Corporate Team Navigation!™

  • School/Youth Team Navigation!™

  • Life, Event & Nature Photography

  • Sunset/Full-Moon Paddle Programs

  • Permanent Orienteering Course Maps

Founder Jeff Coates is the Chief Facilitator, Navigator, and Photographer!


Team Navigation!™ is our unique team building methodology, where we facilitate outdoor teambuilding using maps and compasses (the international sport of Orienteering).


We divide the group into small teams. They will learn how to use new tools and data to locate hidden checkpoints to solve a puzzle and open a treasure chest!


Corporate Teambuilding

The program is a 1/2 day format using a downtown Indianapolis setting or a suburban forest setting (Eagle Creek Park).


  • Debriefs-connect activity back to the workplace

  • Fun Awards!

  • Real treasure chest!  

We also take pictures of the groups and prepare a fun photo-slide show DVD as a keepsake!  


School/Youth Groups

The unique school program is a week-long, designed for 5th grade and above, that engages small teams of students for 2 interactive days in/at their schools, that prepares them for a field trip to Eagle Creek Park.


On the field trip the students become the teachers, as they teach their chaperones how to Team Navigate!™ in the woods


  • Real Maps & Compasses

  • Multiple Puzzles

  • Treasure Chests

  • Student Problem-Solving

  • Student Decision-Making

  • Student Rotating Roles

  • Student Centered & Led 


Youth Programs have a 1/2 day field trip option at Eagle Creek Park, or a similar 2-day prep version, similar to the school program above, leading to a field trip to Eagle Creek Park.



We also take pictures of the groups, and prepare a fun photo-DVD slide show as a keepsake!



We specialize in taking unique, candid "decisive moment" photographs of life! 

Event Photography

For many years we have provided our unique, candid style photographs for:


  • Weddings

  • Tuxedo Brothers Events

  • Sporting Events

  • Dinners/Recognition Events


Portrait Photography

We will travel to your location of choice for:


  • Families

  • High School Seniors


Nature Photography

We love to trek in the woods, & capture moments of nature!

  • Forests

  • Plant Life

  • Wild Life


DVD Photo Slide Shows

Upon request we can create them for:

  • Corporate Team Navigation!™ programs

  • School Team Navigation programs

  • Weddings


Photo Books

Upon request we can create them for:

  • Weddings

  • Families

  • High School Seniors


Paddle Programs

(Click on "Paddle Programs" tab for more detailed info!)

2019-Begins in June 6 !

Jeff Coates is the experienced story-telling guide for these summer paddling programs (canoes and kayaks are available for rental).


Sunset Paddle Program
Begins Thurs June 6

Location:  Eagle Creek Park

Dates: 3 Wed evenings per month June-September


  • 5:30pm-Check-in/Gear Check

  • 6:00pm-Safety Orientation/Instructions

  • 6:30pm-Leave Shore

  • 8:00pm-Return to Shore 

Sunset Program Prices

  • $20  single kayak

  • $30  double kayak/canoe

  • $10  bring own boat

  • Gate Admission to Park

  • (NOTE:  see Paddle Programs Page for $5 discount registration code..!!)


Full Moon Paddle Program

Begins August 2019

Location:  Eagle Creek Park

Dates: Friday-Saturday evenings nearest full moon in June-September


  • 6:00pm-Check-In/Paddle/Boat Selection

  • 6:30pm-Safety Talk and Basic Paddle Instruction

  • 7:00pm-Launch Boats

  • 8:30pm-Return


Full Moon Program Prices

  • $25  single kayak

  • $35  double kayak/canoe

  • $10  bring own boat

  • Gate Admission to Park


Online Registration:

Search:  Eagle Creek Outfitters


Paddling Photography

We also take "decisive moment" photographs during the paddle programs for purchase online by registered participants.

Permanent O-Course Maps

Available for purchase:


  • 1:24,000 scaled Topo Maps

  • GPS coordinates for two Permanent Orienteering Courses


  • Morgan Monroe State Forest

  • Hoosier National Forest


Also available:

  • 1:15,000 scale color Orienteering Map of the Permanent Orienteering Course at Hoosier National Forest.

  • a special clear plastic UTM Slot-Tool for plotting UTM coordinates on USGS maps.


If interested in an order form (which includes directions to the locations), send a request to:



Contact TrueNorth and Associates


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