As a child, few things entice the imagination more than the idea of hidden treasure. Stories of pirates, explorers, and treasure hunters seem to tap deeply into their sense of adventure. Hours can be spent trolling the backyard for precious treasures like old nails and bits of broken glass.
Now there’s a modern-day way that you can involve the whole family in treasure-hunting.
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game that your family can participate in for FREE! You search for hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices (like your smart phone). There are over 1.8 million active geocaches hidden around the world!
Since it is National Parks and Recreation Month, this can be a great way to be active together as a family and explore the parks in your area. Many of the geocaches are hidden in your local parks!
If you’re interested in finding out more, check out this video: