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, of Williamstown.
Students ages 8-16 from the Berkshires are eligible.
This is a 2 week workshop, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Aug 4th – 15th
Cost: $200.00 per student
Curriculum covered during the workshop include:
- The Game
- What kind of cache should I look for on my first adventure?
- What is Geocaching?
- Getting Started
- Finding Geocaches
- What does a Geocache look like?
- Hiding Geocaches
- Who hides Geocaches?
- What are Trackables?
Still have questions? Call Kathleen O’Mara at (413) 441- 6120, or Nathan Samson at (413) 884-2008.
No child will be excluded for their inability to pay. *There are scholarship programs for students.