|Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 24 in Shawnee Mission Park|
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late July 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 24, at 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 the fire pit 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 20 for this program. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 28605.
This program is also eligible for credit in the Environmental dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and awards. To register for JCPRD U, contact Sarah Shaw at (913) 826-2953 or at email@example.com.
Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.