2022 Geocaching HQ souvenir moments

Another year in the books, and it’s time for us to share our plans for 2022. Geocaching souvenirs are not just digital images you collected on your profile to remember the good times you had caching, but also something to look forward to.

Here are the confirmed souvenir moments for 2022:

  • Once Upon a Time 2022: January 1 through January 8
  • Cache In Trash Out®, Season 1: March 1 through May 31
  • Deuces Wild: 2/22/22
  • Blue Switch Day: April 30 through May 2
  • International Geocaching Day: August 20
  • Cache In Trash Out®, Season 2: September 1 through November 30
  • International EarthCache Day: October 8 and 9
  • Goodbye 2022: December 25 through 31

2022 will most likely be the year with the most new souvenirs of all time, but it’s not what you think. This year, we will release up to 10(!) new country and regional souvenirs every month – that’s up to 120 souvenirs in 2022. We have simplified the art process for the new souvenirs and won’t highlight each of them specifically. This will allow us to release souvenirs for almost all relevant countries and regions in the next two years.

We are never done encouraging geocachers to improve the geocaching gameboard. Therefore, we have decided to extend the option to log the Locationless Cache, Let’s improve the outdoors (GC8NEAT), for another year. Geocachers can now log the rare cache type once they fulfill the requirements listed on the cache page until December 31, 2022.

Please note, as the COVID-19 situation is continuing to evolve around the world, we encourage geocachers to follow the most current guidance from public health authorities when choosing how to participate in activities such as geocaching. Your health and safety are the top priority.

Geocaching HQ is where the tools for your geocaching adventures are created and maintained. Founded in 2000, we are dedicated to inspiring and enabling adventure, exploration, and community through a unique combination of outdoor recreation and location-based technology.