NOTE: Everyone attending this event should sign up using the online registration form. Official registration is recorded on the WGA website.
- Where: Governor Dodge State Park
- When: June 1-3, 2012
- Group Camp: Sites C and D
- Costs: Attending the geocaching event and all activities is free. Note: Wisconsin State Parks require a fee for parking and daily/season passes are available at the park office or online (Sunday is Open House at the park... admission is free Sunday).
- Group Camping: $5 per tent per night (Payment required in advance through the WGA Store)
- Other camping: You can reserve a site at Governor Dodge through ReserveAmerica. Be aware that sites tend to go quickly.
- Registration: If you will be camping at the group site or attending the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, please register here. If you don't currently have a WGA name tag, you can request one when you register at the WGA Website.
Not camping? - The event is open to all to attend. You do not need to camp nor attend the entire weekend to attend. Stop on by Friday night, or anytime Saturday, or for the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday.
Event Photo Contest: Bring your cameras and shoot pictures during the event! More details to come.
Detailed Event Schedule:
Group Camp Setup Starts 3:00pm
Early Registration - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Campfire Social - 8:00 pm at Group camp
Park Closed to Non-Campers - 11:00pm
Registration & Merchandise Sales - 8:00am - 11:30am at Twin Valley Beach Shelter
Fishing Derby Registration - 8:00am - 9:30am
Geo Golf -8:00am - 12:00pm
Flag Game - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Kids Cache - Available all day
Fishing Derby -
Grill Open/Potluck Lunch - 11:00am - 1:00pm
CITO - TBA
Family/Kid activity - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Event Photo & General Member Meeting - 5:00pm
Pig Roast - 6:00 pm
Night Cache Contest Entry & Setup - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Night Caching - 8:30pm (Sunset)
Group Site Park Closed to Non-Campers - 11:00pm
Pancake Breakfast - 8am - 11am
FRIDAY AFTERNOON Registration opens at 5PM at the beach shelter. You can sign in, pick up your shirts, event & cache information, and meet up with your caching friends. We are planning on placing many new permanent caches for the event in the park and surrounding areas.
FRIDAY NIGHT Campfire - After sunset, we will meet for a campfire at the group camp, including caching stories, fishing stories, other lies, and overall revelry. Don't forget the marshmallows!
SATURDAY MORNING - Register for the Fishing Contest. It is FREE FISHING WEEKEND at the park, so take advantage and win some prizes!
For safety reasons, All anglers under 16 participating in the Fishing Derby must be accompanied by an adult. No Exceptions.
- 9 and under
- 10 - 15
- 16 and up
Winners determined by length of fish. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in both panfish (bluegill, sunfish, perch, etc) and gamefish (bass, northern, etc) categories.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON CITO - Details to follow
Family Activity - Meet between 1 and 1:30 for a family/kid activity created by GR8EYES... more details to come.
Photo and Annual Meeting - At 5PM, we will meet back at the shelter for the group photo. Following the photo shoot, we will host our annual meeting, reviewing our progress for the year, upcoming events, and general ideas for improving the sport in Wisconsin. Your Board of Directors will be there to answer any questions you might have.
PIG ROAST - This year we will be hosting a Pig Roast for dinner! $3 a person/ with a $13 family cap (immediate family).
Night Cache Contest - Plan on bringing your greatest light-up, laser driven, glow in the dark creations for our annual night cache contest. Be sure to let the folks at registration know that you have a night cache to hide when you sign in, and you will be provided with locations for you to hide your night cache. At 8PM, finders will be given the coordinates along with a ballot for voting for their favorite night find. Be sure to get back to the shelter before 10PM to turn in your ballots.
SUNDAY MORNING Pancake Breakfast - will once again host our Pancake Breakfast at the Twin Valley Beach shelter from 8 to 10 AM. Meet at the shelter for all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. All proceeds going to the WGA. Cost is $5 for adults (13 years and older), $3 for children 6-12, and free for children under 6.