SSCience Friday: Hidden Treasures

by Morgan

10 02, 2015 | Posted in Adventure, Recreation | 0 comments

Geocaching Materials

…can you find the one still hidden?

Do you love exploring?  Do you love making new discoveries?  Ever wish the whole world were one giant treasure hunt?  Well guess what… for Geocachers, it is! Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game in which participants use GPS-enabled devices to navigate to specific coordinates and find hidden containers, or ‘Geocaches’.  That may sound a little complicated, but really it’s quite simple.

Just with like in-car navigation systems, hand-held GPS devices can tell you where exactly in the world you are and how to get where you want to go! Even smartphones do it these days… all using information from the US Global Positioning System. The game now known as “Geocaching” has a pretty interesting history, dating back to May, 2000. When a geocache is hidden, the owner posts the coordinates so other geocachers can go try to find it.  Geocaches come in all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of difficulty. For a more comprehensive introduction and explanation, check out Geocaching Basics from REI and Geocaching 101 from

Where is it?

SSC Geocache: “All too Eager”

While public geocaches are on public property, we at SSC have decided to join in the fun and offer something special: Over 25 unique caches hidden right here at Camp waiting to be discovered by our guests!  For the uninitiated, we have GPS units available at the main office and a brochure with all the information you’ll need to get started (and keep going). We’ve got basic hides for beginners, but plenty of caches that will keep even the most experienced geocachers occupied.

And once you’ve conquered Camp’s collection, there are some pretty awesome public geocaches right next door. Take a stroll up to The Falls at Glen Alpine or down to the Fallen Leaf Marina.  For those seeking something more adventurous, grab a kayak at the boat dock and cruise on over to find The Ghost of Captain Belle or put your hiking boots on and go explore the Tamarack Trail.

Geocaching is an activity the whole family can enjoy… and here at SSC we’re happy to help open the doors to a whole world full of fun.

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