Family Geocaching Class

Kids, Family

Description: Young and old alike can enjoy this modern-day game of "hide and seek" using GPS coordinates for clues. While we're finding geocaches in a local park, we'll learn how to use a GPS unit, including creating waypoints, plotting a course and transferring route information from a map to a GPS. This course will help fulfill the requirements for the Boy Scout Geocaching Merit Badge. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Learn how to find a geocache
  • learn the ethics of leave no trace geocaching
  • learn how use a GPS receiver and map to assist in finding geocaches

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
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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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Family Geocaching Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Energy Snacks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Water Bottle


  • Personal GPS
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Lip Balm/Protection

Gear provided by REI:

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