Geocaching Services

Geocaching is a modern adventure sport that uses the global position system (GPS) to locate hidden containers.   Most geocachers are looking for new and exciting locations to explore.  Geocaches can be easy to get to but hard to find; hard to get to but easy to find or something in the middle.

Geocaching is an fun way to introduce new areas to local residents as well as visitors.  A quality geocache will get more visits than what the players call a “lame” cache.  Boring and uninteresting geocaches quite frequently get added to ignore lists.

You have come to the right site if you are looking for help to place a geocache or you would like to use geocaching as a new and fun way to bring teams together.

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Corporate Events

One of our consultants has been hired to create a unique corporate event.  Instead of a standard Christmas party this client has asked for a fun geocaching style hunt.   The attendees will be split up into teams and sent on a search.  There will be about 20 stops along the way.   After the allotted time for searching the teams will return to the restaurant for prizes and additional activities.   The client is a professional office that wants to try something different.  We are happy to help them achieve that.

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Introduction to Geocaching

In association with the City of Cambridge we will be hosting a 2 hour introduction to geocaching workshop. This workshop is intended for new geocachers or those interested in trying it out. Participants should bring their handheld (trail) GPS receiver to the workshop. I will have additional GPSr available to demonstration.

Event Details:

October 4, 2011
17:45 – 19:45
Hespeler Scout House
Cambridge, Ontario

Topics covered in the session will include:

There is a nominal fee of $2 and the workshop is open to all.   Attendees are
encouraged to bring their GPS device to the session.

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New Geocaching Consultant

We are pleased to announce that Julie Henning is now available for Geocaching Projects.   Julie is an experienced travel writer.   In the past Julie has completed a number of travel related projects for various tourism bureaus.

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Trail GPS Workshop

In association with the City of Cambridge we will be hosting a 2 hour workshop on the operation of GPS receivers built for trail use.  GPS units used for hiking differ from vehicle units in that they are smaller, weather resistant and battery operated. This workshop will focus primarily on Garmin units which are the most common trail GPSr, such as the 62 and Oregon series of devices.

Event Details:

April 18, 2011
17:45 – 19:45
WG Johnson Centre/Ted Wake Lounge, Board Room.
Cambridge, Ontario
Topics covered in the session will include:

The session is free and open to all.   Attendees are
encouraged to bring their GPS device to the session.

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Introduction to Geocaching

Our consultant John Robb did not let a fractured ankle stop him from facilitating an Introduction to Geocaching program at Ruthven Park National Historic Site.   The event was well received by the participants and the administrators at the site.   The three hour program involved presentations, games and the ability to discover a couple of geocaches on the property.  Many of the participants had driven by the facility many times but did not stop in until Ruthven hosted the geocaching event.  The event was also covered by local media.   Nicole Ambrose of the Chronicle wrote this article, Geocaching at Ruthven Park.

Introduction to Geocaching at Ruthven Park

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Geocaching as Team Building

Geocaching is a great way to get teams together so they can work on a common goal. The purpose of team building is to build trust in the team and open lines of communication. Geocaching can help with that.

Here are some hints to help make your team building exercise a success:

  1. Share GPSr between 2-3 participants per GPSr.
  2. Find geocaches that require the solving of a puzzle of some sort, ideally something that can be done in the field.  Although and alternative is to solve the puzzle in advance and “test” the solution in the field.
  3. Look for geocaches that can be challenging physically but don’t require participants to be in great shape.  Ten kilometer hikes are not suited for corporate team building exercises.   Geocaches that involve a bit of climbing or that need two players to access are examples of caches that foster team spirit.
  4. Use multiple caches or multi-stage caches and assign teams to different parts of the exercise.  The teams can solve part on their own but must come together to solve the final as a group.

Our consultants can prepare and deliver a formal program if required.   Visit our Team Building page for more details.

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Loaner GPS Units

In some cases it makes sense to have GPSr units available for loan if you are going to promote geocaching in your area.  It is possible to buy two or three good quality  loaner GPSr units now for what it used to cost to buy one GPSr.

Criteria for selecting  loaner GPSr units:

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Geocaching at Marinas

Many geocachers have experienced the joy of being brought to a wonderful location when searching for a geocache. There are many geocachers that are also boaters. What better place to hide a cache than at a marina.

A properly executed cache could bring new visitors to the marina. Marinas are active places so a well hidden cache that requires stealth is required.

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Geocaching Consultant

Your home for geocaching consultant information.

Visit the page for the consultant nearest you.

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 8:32 pm by admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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