Geocaching is a very fun free activity that is becoming more popular all over the world. This game involves using GPS (Global positioning satellite) coordinates to find hidden caches (treasures) in a variety of sizes and locations. Caching can be done either with a smart phone or a GPS unit to help find the hidden treasures.
I have been a Geocacher since August of 2009 and have found just over 800 caches; mostly in the USA, but one in China and several in Scotland. My brother introduced me to it while I was on vacation in Scotland and I have haven’t stopped caching since. It is a wonderful way to explore the countryside and enjoy the outdoors. There are easy, medium, difficult and extreme caches to be found all over the world.
It is important to sign up for an account with Geocaching.com and learn the basics before venturing out to find a first cache. Here is a short video that also clearly explains what this is all about…
I have offered a variety of geocaching activities in school over the past few years and several of our students have continued to find caches on their own. There is a cache close to our school called A learning Journey that I dedicated to my PDS students and that I visit with students every year. We check that it doesn’t need maintenance and introduce new students to the game of caching.
I would highly recommend this great geocaching outdoor hunt for all ages and all levels of activity.