2013 MnGCA Spring Event
The 2013 MnGCA spring event will be held at Mission Park,
in beautiful Crow Wing County Minnesota.
- Who: The MnGCA is here for you. Our events are open to anyone interested in the sport of geocaching. Whether you're a new to the game or a seasoned professional, you are welcome to join the fun. Our members are always ready and willing to help anyone who is interested in enjoying this wonderful sport.
- What: Plan on a full day of activities for young and old and everyone in between. The event committee is planning a day of fun, education, and a little bit of socializing as you seek your favorite containers hidden all about. For a schedule of the planned activities, please continue to visit this cache page for the most up-to-date listing of ultimate geocaching fun!
- When: Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 9:30am until 5:00pm
- Where: Mission Park, Crow Wing County
- How: Parking FREE!, Entrance FREE!, Lunch FREE! The MnGCA will provide burgers and hot dogs.
MnGCA will be providing Hotdogs and Hamburgers (courtesy of ButcherAndSwimmer). We would ask that you all bring something to share with the group. Please use the following to determine what you should bring based on your geocaching name.
|If you caching name starts with:
|0-9 or A-F
||Salad or Side Dish
||Chips or Snacks
If you have a signature item, please feel free to bring that, we just ask that to you mention it on your 'will attend' log.
Creative Cache Container Contest
Back by popular demand, camo a container and submit it to win a prize! The cache needs to be constructed in such a way that it could actually be placed as a cache in the wild. It must be able to stand up to the elements without falling apart or leaking. You must include a log book, and the cache name should be written on it. When you check in and enter your cache, you will be assigned a number; this number will be written on the first page of the log. One voting slip will be handed to each person on check in. There will be three blanks so you can vote for one cache out of each of the three categories (Best Camouflage, Best Craftsmanship, and Most Creative). When you vote, use the number on the first page of the log to indicate which cache you are voting for. You can vote until 1:30 pm; the votes will be tallied at that time. Prizes will be awarded during the "Awards and Door Prizes" time.
FTF Hangman Race
Throughout the day, we will add a number to FTF Hangman (N _ _ _ _._ _ _ W _ _ _ _ _._ _ _ ) which will reveal the cache’s coordinates. The first person industrious enough to figure out where we hid the cache will receive the FTF prize voucher inside. A number will be added each half hour, so be sure to check back to the pavilion periodically.
Try to get a blackout on your geocaching bingo card. Find out who has cached every day for a year, who has been to Ground Speak HQ and many more geocaching questions.
How accurate can you get. Get your flag and punch in the coordinates and mark where you think ground zero is. Prizes will be awarded for the closest flag for under 15 and over 15 years old.
Kick the can (of beans)
Take your best shot and see how close you can get. The ever popular kick the can of beans game is back. Use the leg and see how close to the goal you can get. Prizes awarded to the nearest landing for kids and adults and drawing for everyone who makes it into the zone.
We will be hiding several kid-friendly caches to add to the kids’ caching fun. More details will be available the day of the event.
Break a balloon and win a ticket for a prize drawing.
Schedule of Events
||10:00am - 1:00pm
||12:00am - 1:00pm
|Cache Contest Voting deadline:
|Meeting and Prizes:
||2:00pm - 3:00
Another Fun Event From The Minnesota Geocaching Association
Please Cache Responsibly