|Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 18 in Shawnee Mission Park|
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late June special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is the name of the event, which is for all ages and will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 18, under Shelter #2 in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to hide and seek containers called “geocaches,” which contain a logbook and a “treasure” - usually toys or trinkets. Participants will receive use of a GPS device, an introductory “how to” session, and a goody bag at the end of the hunt. After the hunt, participants will gather around one of the park’s fire pits for hotdogs and s’mores To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “geocaching.”
The cost for one two-hour event is $10 per person for Johnson County residents or $11 per person for nonresidents. A family rate for up to four people is also offered at a cost of $27 for Johnson County residents or $30 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required by July 11 for this program.
The JCPRD’s Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup 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 www.jcprd.com.