Quinte Geocaching Adventure Challenge
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Three day weekend event
September 26th, 27th and 28th 2008
What- A fun filled geocaching weekend in and around Quinte West. There will be rough group camping available near event location for Friday and Saturday night. As well, for those not intending to camp there are available hotels nearby. This is a great opportunity to come meet fellow geocachers and to learn about the sport of geocaching. Several new caches will be placed for the event. Also a premier Special Trackable Event Geo-Coin has been minted (250 total) for this event and will be on sale Saturday following group photo, be sure to get yours (Cost TBD). Must have paid attendance to event in order to purchase the commemorative coin.
Where- Camping and Event Location will be at Batawa Ski Hill with other planned events nearby.
When- Friday Sept 26th to Sunday Sept 28th 2008.
Who- Everyone (young and old) interested in the sport of geocaching including friends and family. All new geocachers are welcome and are encouraged to come learn from veteran geocachers.
Why- Because Quinte West is a natural attraction and what better way to see what the local area has to offer. Come for a day or come for the entire weekend and meet many area geocachers in a social gathering.
Registration Cost - $7.00 per person or $23.00 for a family of 4 (after 4 is $5.00 per person) to help cover event cost.
Registration includes - Geocaching event all 3 days, Saturday evening BBQ dinner, Saturday night bon fire, prizes on Sunday and rough group camping.
Rough Group Camping is available for setting up Friday evening after 4:30 p.m. at N44 10.420 W077 35.771
Portable Bathrooms will be available at group area campground.
For those not wishing to camp there are many local area hotels/motels available.
Friday, Sept. 26th 2008: Evening Meet and Greet (for everyone, all ages welcome)
Meet at Duncan's Place Restaurant and Sports Bar - N44 06.891 W077 35.827
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Night time Caching: For those unafraid of caching in the dark. There will be 2 night time event caches placed as part of the Quinte Geocaching Adventure Challenge. (info will be available on site).
Golden Fireflies Challenge (QGAC-01)
Silver Fireflies Challenge (QGAC-02)
Saturday, Sept. 27th 2008:
Batawa Ski Hill - N44 10.009 W077 35.807
8:30 a.m. - Registration Booth Opens (Please give the volunteers time to set up)
9:00 a.m. - Welcoming greeting to all by committee
9:30 a.m. - Days caching events begin. Several caches have been placed for this event on site as well as around the local area.
Noon Break for lunch on your own time.
2:30 p.m. - Planned children and family activities (geared for kids that are too tired to continue on with caching for the afternoon)
5:00 p.m. - Head back to Batawa Ski Chalet for planned supper BBQ (Included in registration costs)
5:30 p.m. - Group Photo at the Batawa Ski Chalet. Event Coin sale following group photo.
8:30 p.m. - Bon fire (more info to follow)
All are invited to the group camping area to socialize at the end of the bon fire.
Sunday, Sept. 28th 2008:
Batawa Ski Hill (Main event location and group camping area)
10:00 a.m. - Event Wraps Up with draws, prizes and closing ceremony.
12:01 p.m. - C.I.T.O (voluntary cleanup) to be carried out around main event location and group camping area.
* When you log your will attend please let us know how many children and what their ages are.
* Also in your log we would appreciate if you let us know if you plan on camping and which nights, so we can plan for you.
* If anyone would like to hide a cache for the event please feel free to do so but include a note to the reviewer so that it can be posted the weekend of the event. Then also let us know and we can put together a listing of all newly placed caches for the event to be handed out at check in. Also if you could ask the reviewer not to post till the evening of the event. This way everyone won't be rushing away during the event to capture first to finds and equal opportunity will be open for all. Thanks