Geocaching is like a real-life treasure hunt. All you need is a GPS enabled device or phone and a geocaching.com account. The account can be created with a valid email address or a link through Facebook. Once you sign up, you can start going on some hunts!
Once you’ve got a set of coordinates, follow the GPS to that spot and start looking for the cache based on the clues provided in the app or on the website. A cache can be a box, container, or something else that has been placed in a specific spot for geocachers to find. These are placed for a number of reasons: personal story, historical significance, or just something really cool that other people should see (like a hidden waterfall on a trail or a piece of street art that doesn’t get much foot traffic)… Whatever the case, there’s usually a story behind the cache.
There are a couple of rules, but only a couple:
- If you take something from the cache, you must replace it with something of equal or greater value
- If and when you find the cache, sign the accompanying logbook!
“Our GeoCaching program has been a lot of fun,” says Chuck Auld, Activities Director at TT Orlando who holds classes to teach campers all about geocaching. “I love sharing the fun of GeoCaching with people who are going to be traveling all over from here, giving them something else to do as they travel.”
Interested in learning more? Just ask your activities director if there are any GeoCaching classes happening soon or simply download the Geocaching app and get hunting on your own!
Have you gone Geocaching at your favorite TT campsite? Tell us your geocaching story in the comments!