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New intergenerational Geocaching Treasure Hunt set for June 23 at Matt Ross Community Center
POSTED: 06/04/2008
Bring the grandkids and come try out a new kind of treasure hunt using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology during a new program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is called Geocaching Treasure Hunt and is suitable for ages eight and up. Not sure what geocaching is? Let your grandkids use the GPS while you use the map and together, you'll find the cache. This is a great way to share an adventure.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which participants use a GPS receiver to hide and seek containers called "geocaches," which contain a logbook and a "treasure." Participants will learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere how to use GPS to track a cache. This program utilizes GPS units donated to JCPRD by Olathe-based Garmin International in 2007. Search for the keyword "adventure" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

Geocaching Treasure Hunt will take place beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 23 at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park. The cost for one two-and-one-half -hour adventure $25 per person for Johnson County residents or $28 per person for nonresidents and includes an outdoor lunch and a special guest visitor.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at

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