Have you ever been geocaching? My friend Susan and I are struggling to find things to keep the kids interested and busy this summer. So she suggested we go geocaching. I was so excited to get to do it with her and share it with my readers. So, let’s start by simply finding out what geocaching is. According to the geocaching website, Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. And that is exactly what we did.
You can google your city/state and the word geocaching and you will get many hits. Some want you to pay for them but others are free. We looked for the free ones and clicked on them. Once we found them we wrote them down with pen and paper.They usually give you their GPS location and a clue. This is a great free activity that gets you out of the house and exploring things in your community you may not have even known were there. I found areas I had never been to before. We had a lot of fun. Here’s some of our pictures of the day.
In this picture you can see where we were setting off, found the first clue the sign with the bird blind, then found the right area and began searching there and finally found our cach!
Here’s our 2nd cach of the day.
In this picture you can see us setting off. Searching, finding poison something that I am very allergic too, finding the cach and opening it to discover the treasure. The rules go something like this. You search and then find. When you find it you sign a note saying you were there and when you are done you leave something about yourself behind to put in the cach. It can be a button, penny, pin, just something small. We had so much fun geocaching that we are planning another trip before school starts. Here’s a great video to show you how it’s done.
So, are you going to add geocaching to your summer bucket list? It’s great fun for the older kids and it’s right in my price range. Free! Leave me a comment telling me if you think you’d like to try it with your kids~