Geo-what?! Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt that utilizes a handheld GPS unit, a good set of eyes and a bit of hiking around.Enter the secret world of treasure hunting. It’s a real-life adventure game where puzzles and challenges await you at each turn of the trail. Did you know that there are geocaches around you right now? There are even geocaches on every continent in the world! Experienced staff will guide you as you learn how to use a GPS for geocaching, make your own geocache, and log it online by giving your “cache” a name, description and hint for others to find. Explore the outdoors as you search for hidden containers and design your own geocaching course. This workshop takes place at The First Congregational Church, located on the Williams College Campus.
Students ages 8-16 from the all Berkshire County are eligible.
This is a 3 week workshop, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Aug 5th – 24th
Cost: $270.00 per student
Curriculum covered during the workshop include:
What is geocaching?
How is the game played?
What are the rules?
What do I need?
Where are geocaches located?
Are there different types of geocaches?
How did geocaching start?
What kind of cache should I look for on my first adventure?
Searching for geocaches
Loading coordinates onto your GPS device
What does a geocache look like?
What is usually in a cache?
What should not be placed in a cache?
How do I find the cache and what should I do once I’ve found it?
Can I move a cache once I find it?
What should I do if I discover that a cache has gone missing?
How do I log my find?
Who hides geocaches?
How do I hide a geocache?
When I submit a new cache for publication, how long will it take to be listed?
Design your own geocache to place
List your cache online for others can find it
What are Trackables?
What should I do when I find a Trackable?
How do I log a Trackable?
What is a Geocoin
What is a Travel Bug