Introduction to Geocaching Class

Family

Description: Come experience the fun new sport of Geocaching, the Internet-based hide-and-seek game that is growing by leaps and bounds across the country! REI Outdoor School Geocaching instructors will share how to use your GPS unit and astute powers of observation to find hidden caches around the local area. Learn strategies for locating cleverly hidden caches, how to use online "geo-tools", and Geocaching etiquette. Along the way, we will also teach basic GPS skills, including creating waypoints, plotting a course and transferring route information from a map to a GPS. We will provide GPS units and maps for your use as we discover locally hidden caches, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Skills you'll learn:

To learn how to find a geocache by finding waypoints and locating the caches To learn geocaching ethics and etiquette To learn a fun way of using a gps unit to engage in a game.

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This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

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Gear to bring to class:

(Required)

  • Hiking Boots
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Water Bottle

(Optional)

  • Compass
  • Personal GPS
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Energy Snacks
  • Lip Balm/Protection

Gear provided by REI:

  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Handheld GPS - Handheld Global Positioning System