Food & Other Services
 Saturday Dinner
 Baby Sitting
 In-Park Services
 O Equipment Vendors


The following hotels/motels are listed generally in the order of their proximity to Delmont.  There are dozens of hotels in the greater Pittsburgh area.  The criteria used for listing here were that the price needed to be under $100 per night and the location had to be within 10 miles of Delmont (Event Center) or within 5 miles of one of the parks being used.  The Map # is used to mark the approximate location of the lodging; see the Blue numbers on the  Keystone Capers Area Map .  Starting Prices should be used only for comparison purposes; they were derived from information available on the Internet during September 2010 for a stay in June 2011.  Two additional motel entries for corporate sponsor Motel 6 are given - follow the links to get the code for cheaper rates.
Hotel/Motel Map # Address Phone Starting Price Distance to Delmont
Super 8, Delmont 1 180 Sheffield Dr
Delmont, PA  15626
800 800-8000
724 468-4888
$69 0 miles
Holliday Inn Express
2 6552 Route 22
Delmont, PA 15626
800 315-2621 $95 0 miles
Super 8, 
3 1807 Golden Mile Highway
Pittsburgh, PA  15239
800 800-8000
724 733-8008
$51 8 miles
Days Inn, Monroeville 4 2727 Mosside Blvd
Monroeville, PA  15146
412 856-1610 $60 10 miles
Days Inn, Harmarville 5 6 Landings Dr
Harmarville, PA  15238
412 828-5400 $52 5 miles to Deer Lakes
Super 8, Harmarville 6 8 Landings Dr
Harmarville, PA  15238
800 800-8000
412 828-8900
$55 5 miles to Deer Lakes
Wingate by Wyndham,
7 3970 Route 30
Latrobe, PA  15650
724 539-0400 $78 5 miles to Keystone
Thatcher's Motel 8 6542 Route 22
Delmont, PA  15626
724 468-4137 $40 - $60 0 miles
Clarion Hotel 9 300 Tarentum Bridge Rd
New Kensington, PA  15068
866 539-0036 $81 5 miles to Deer Lakes
 Motel 6 Crafton #657 211 Beecham Dr   (I-79 exit 60-A)
Pittsburgh, PA  15705
412 922-9400 $40 28 miles
 Motel 6 Cranberry #42 19025 Perry Hwy  (I-76 exit 28)
Mars, PA  16046
724 776-4333 $44 33 miles

The Holiday Inn Express in Delmont has a block of rooms on hold for Keystone Capers.  Mention Western PA Orienteering Club when registering; price $95/night; must register by June 1.

The Super 8 in Delmont has a block of rooms on hold for Keystone Capers.  Mention Keystone Capers Orienteering when registering; price $60/night; must register by June 3.


There are at least two convenient camping locations for the Keystone Capers event.  Both locations are at Keystone State Park and accommodate all forms of camping.  If you want to camp at Keystone State Park, you should make your reservations early; they have a lot of camp sites but in the summer, they tend to fill up. Also, in case you are unaware, alcohol is not permitted in Pennsylvania state parks.
Camping Area Map # Address Phone/Contact Price
Keystone State Park 10 1150 Keystone Park Rd
Derry, PA  15627
724 668-2939
$19 - $25
Lazy Acres Campground 11 P.O. Box 562
New Alexandria, PA  15670
724 668-8067

Food & Other Services

The  Detail Map of Delmont shows the location of various services.  The Blue Numbers show the three hotels listed in the lodging section.  A few streets are shown and the locations of various restaurants, stores and other businesses that may be important to you are marked with Purple Letters according to the legend.  As points of reference, there are stop lights at the intersections of either Route 22 or 66 and each of the shown streets.  There are also stop lights on Route 66 where it passes under Route 22.  There are no other stop lights on either Route 22 or 66 within the area outlined as Delmont.

In addition to the restaurants in Delmont, you can find many additional ones by going five or six miles to the west on route 22 to the town of Murrysville.  All of the following are along route 22 in that six-mile stretch:  Atrias, Cozy Inn, Dick's Diner, Eat 'n Park, Five Guys, Hoss's Steak & Sea, Hot Rod Lounge, KFC, Panera Bread, Pasqualino's Italian Eatery, Rick's Sports Bar & Grill, Table Grill and several Chinese/Asian restaurants.

Saturday Dinner

There will be a spaghetti dinner on Saturday evening at the Delmont Fire Hall.  The dinner is at 6:30 pm and the cost is $9 for an adult and $4.50 for children under 12 (children under 5 eat free).  The dinner will consist of spaghetti, sauce with or without meat, salad, bread, dessert and drinks (coffee, ice tea, lemonade, water).  It will be an all-you-can-eat affair so bring your appetite.

Driving directions:  From the junction of Routes 22 and 66, take 66 north to the first traffic light.  Make a sharp left onto Manor Drive.  Then, take the first left onto Abbe Pl and after a short distance another left into the fire hall driveway.  Drive around the building to the parking.  See location M on the  detail map of Delmont  The fire hall is less than a mile from the hotels in Delmont.  The map also shows an alternate route to the fire hall from the Holiday Inn Express.


See the Laurel Highlands Visitors Guide that is provided in the registration packet.  This Guide is published by the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau; it covers all of Westmoreland county and a couple of other counties.  You can also check out the Visitors Bureau with this link.

Baby Sitting

Baby sitting is offered during the competition on Saturday and Sunday for those who reserved and prepaid for the service.  The service will be near the playground area on both days.  A playground is about 250 meters from
Competition Center on each day.  In addition, if you want to allow your children to get wet while under baby sitter supervision, there is a spray park at Deer Lakes Park (Saturday) and a beach at Keystone State Park (Sunday).  Please pick up your child within a reasonable time after completing your course.

In-Park Services

Deer Lakes Park
Food will be available on Saturday near the Competition Center on a pay-as-you-go basis.  This is being provided by a Boy Scout troop.  The starting time and menu will be provided here as soon as it is available.

Keystone State Park
Food will be available on Sunday on a pay-a-you-go basis starting around 11:30 at the beach concession stand.  The menu includes  hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza (with or without pepperoni), nachos, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni salad, ice cream, and fountain drinks.

After Sunday's competition, you may use the showers in the beach house (about 250 m from Competition Center).  You may drive around to the beach parking area or just walk from Competition Center.  Of course, if you wish, you may also take advantage of the beach; do not enter the lake anywhere other than the beach area.

O Equipment Vendors

Berman's Orienteering Supply is planning to be present both days.  Go Orienteering is planning to be at the event on Saturday only.


First Aid
Each day at the Competition Center there will be a qualified EMT to provide any first aid that is needed and to help evaluate any more serious situations that arise.

Cell Phone Service
If you have a cell phone, you may be able to call 911 in the event of an emergency.  Cell phone service is spotty in both parks and is especially bad in the low lying areas.  If you would rather try to contact event officials, you can try to call 814 619-5401  This number will be printed somewhere on all maps.

Driving directions are given to the two hospitals nearest to the competition areas which have emergency rooms.  These should be the destination of any ambulance that may need to make an appearance at the event.

Driving Directions to Allegheny Valley Hospital from Competition Center Parking
Turn left on leaving the parking lot and go back to the park entrance (stop sign) at Bailey's Run Rd and turn left.  Go 1.5 miles, bear right at Fairfield Rd and continue on Bailey's Run Rd 2.4 more miles to a traffic light on Freeport Rd in Creighton.  There, turn left and go 1.4 miles to Ross St (route 366).  Turn left and go 0.2 miles to E. 10 Ave (also Freeport Rd).  Turn right and go 1.4 miles to Alabama Ave.  Turn left and go 0.25 miles to Carlisle St.  Turn right, the hospital is on the left.  Driving time should be about 17 minutes.  Hospital phone number:  724 752-1408

Driving Directions to Latrobe Hospital from Competition Center Parking
Take the access roat back (east) to Keystone Park Rd and turn right.  Go for about 1 mile to a stop sign at Strawcutter Rd and turn right.  Follow that for 1.5 miles to a stopsign at route 981 and turn left.  Go for about 2 miles and bear left to go through the underpass; after the underpass (at the traffic light) make a right onto Latrobe-Derry Rd.  Follow that for 0.8 miles to the second traffic light (next to a Rite Aid) and make a right onto Ligonier St.  Follow that for 0.5 miles (past the Latrobe Brewery on the left) to a stop sign just past the brewery and turn left onto 2nd Ave.  The hospital is on the left.  Driving time should be about 12 minutes.  Hospital phone number 724 537-1000

Search & Rescue
If someone from your group or a companion has not returned within a reasonable time, do not initiate a search yourself.  Contact meet officials and let them know about the situation.  All search activities must be cleared through our SAR coordinator, Loretta Opila.