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Celebrate Get Outdoors Month 2016!

Every geocacher has experienced the magic of the great outdoors. That magic — whether it’s diving into a cold alpine lake at the end of an arduous hike or watching the sun disappear over the horizon from a hidden beach — is the reason we’re teaming up with the American Recreation Coalition for National Get Outdoors Month this June. And you’re invited to join us!

Here’s how you can get involved in Get Outdoors Month:

  1. Earn the Get Outdoors Day souvenir! To do so, find any geocache or attend any geocaching event on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
  1. Participate in one of the Get Outdoors Month activities (listed here) or host your own geocaching event to introduce your friends to the great outdoors. Please note that there is no souvenir for participating in these events, except on June 11, Get Outdoors Day.
  1. Celebrate the National Park Service’s second century by exploring the “Find Your Park” GeoTour. Do you have a fourth grader in your family? The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative grants free admission until August 2016 to each and every fourth grader (and their guests) across the country to check out their public lands and waters in person.
  1. Inspire others to get outdoors by sharing your Get Outdoors Month experiences on social media! Tag your posts with #Geocaching #GetOutdoors for a chance to be reshared by Geocaching.
Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a souvenir for attending a Get Outdoors Month event?

There is no souvenir for attending a geocaching event during June, with the exception of Get Outdoors Day. If you attend a geocaching event in the USA on June 11, 2016, you will receive the Get Outdoors Day souvenir.

I don’t live in the US. Can I still earn the Get Outdoors Day Souvenir!

Yes, you can! The Get Outdoors Day souvenir is part of a bigger initiative with the American Recreation Coalition and other US-based outdoor organizations to get more Americans outside during National Get Outdoors Month. Given the interest expressed by geocachers all over the world in participating in Get Outdoors Day, we’ve decided to make the souvenir available to anyone who finds a geocache or attends an event (anywhere in the world!) on June 11, 2016.

Paige Edmiston
Paige (ThePaigeTurner) is a Marketing Specialist at Geocaching HQ. She likes books.