What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is often described as the "world's largest treasure hunt". It involves looking for caches, or hidden stashes of objects. Participants use global positioning system (GPS) devices or smartphones to look for coordinates (the longitude and latitude) of caches. Caches usually have two or three parts: a waterproof container, a logbook to list the people who visit the cache, and sometimes a low-cost trinket. Once found, geocachers will sign the log book and place the cache exactly where they found it for the next person to discover. Some caches are meant to have participants take an object and leave an object, while others are just meant to be a fun discovery and a great way to practice skills like way-finding. Common materials found inside caches might include foreign currency, keychains, ornaments, or booklets. Valuable objects, food, or other items that could be easily damaged are not allowed in geocaching.
Brushwood Center's Geocaching
In partnership with the Village of Riverwoods, Brushwood Center is creating two caches! One will be placed within the Brushwood Center property, and the other will be located near Riverwoods Village Hall. Check back here for updates once the caches have been placed, including their coordinates and fun extension activities to include in your search!