GPS Scavenger Hunt (Geocaching)
Imagine going on a treasure hunt while your group is here on a retreat!
Our trained staff will briefly outline the basics of GPS technology for your group, as they explain the ‘treasure hunt.’
This program will teach students how to use a GPS, then allow teams to practice finding geocaches hidden around the grounds.
What is geocaching? Geocaching is a world-wide game involving a GPS receiver used to locate a “cache” that was hidden by another person.
- Ages: Suitable for ages 8 and up
- Equipment: Provided (or participants can use any GPS-enabled smartphone)
- Cost: $100 per hour
- Discount – Overnight guests pay only $80 per hour when booking more than 30 days in advance!
Similar Activities Include:
- Survival Skills class
- Campfire Cooking class
- Creek Exploration class
- Animal Habitat Hike
- Visit to the Nature Center
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While groups come for many different reasons, we know you have specific goals in mind. At Black Rock Retreat, our goal is to help guide you as you look for ways to achieve those goals on your day-long or overnight retreat. All activities are group-focused and can include your group’s goals and theme. To help with the planning, we also offer programmed retreat activities. Here’s a list of our recreation facilities and other retreat facilities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I wear for the GPS scavenger hunt?
Required attire includes CLOSED-TOE, CLOSED-HEEL SHOES (i.e. sneakers; NO sandals or Crocs), and ALL JEWELRY MUST BE REMOVED. Wear comfortable pants, sweats, or long-styled shorts, and long t-shirts. Remember to dress for the weather because we will be outside all day. We also recommend that you bring tick repellent, a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle.
- What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a worldwide game involving a GPS receiver and coordinates used to locate a “cache” that was hidden by another person.
- What does the GPS Scavenger Hunt include?
This program will teach students how to use a GPS, then allow teams to practice finding geocaches hidden around the grounds. As this involves a bit of hiking and problem solving, it is recommended for ages is 8 and up.