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12th Annual GCHR Picnic Mega-Event Cache

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Geocaching Hampton Roads VA: See you next year!

Hidden : Saturday, 30 August 2014
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1 out of 5

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Join Geocaching Hampton Roads for our 12th Annual Picnic!

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

When: Saturday, August 30th (Labor Day Weekend)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Newport News Park
Who: Open to all geocachers, families, and anyone interested in geocaching.
What: A social get-together to meet fellow cachers, exchange stories, learn about different aspects of caching, swap TB's, oh yea, and some caching thrown in there too!

Newport News Park is an 8,000 acre park with two fresh water reservoirs is one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi. It features bicycle and boat rental, 188-site campground, golf course, horse show arena, interpretive programs, wildlife rehabilitation center, picnic shelters, playground, restrooms, stages, 30 miles of hiking trails, 5-mile mountain bike trail, and 5.3 mile bikeway, picnic shelters, and much much more!!! Personal boats (no gas motors) may be launched for a $4.00 fee.

10:00 - Event officially OPENS with the UNVEILING of the LOG!
10:15 - Opening Announcements and GROUP PICTURE with SIGNAL the FROG!
10:30 - Morning Games Begin (See below for detailed schedule)
Chance Auction Opens
Store Opens
10:30 - 11:30 - GCHR Concierge - GSAK Help and local information with SNAP
11:00 - 11:30 - Nature’s Hazards (Are you ticked off yet?) - with RainbowWeaver and AgamemnonVA
11:30 - 1:30 LUNCH (Meal Ticket Required)
12:30 - 1:30 “Meet a Lackey/Ask a Reviewer” with Paige from Groundspeak and volunteer reviewers: MonkeyBrad, NC Reviewer, Dogwood Reviewer, Doctor Teeth
1:00 Start of Door prize drawings - Check the board near Registration Booth for winning numbers
1:00 - 2:00 GCHR Concierge - GSAK help and local information with SNAP
1:30 “GeoSurvivor” Game starts
3:00 - Sacred Friends Wildlife Rehab Q&A
4:00 - Chance Auction Winners
Announce Winners of Games
Any Unclaimed Door Prizes will be redrawn
5:00 - Event ends/Clean up begins


All winners will be announced and Prizes Awarded at 4:00 at the closing ceremonies.
Who’s Your Favorite? – Creative Cache Containers Entered to Earn Favorite Points
10:30 – 12:00 Deadline for all submissions.
12:00 – 2:30 Voting Time

“Favorite Points” for $0.25 a ticket (at the booth). 1 ticket = 1 point.
Two categories:
Kids 11 and under
12 and UP
Make/design (at home) a crafty, devious, unusual, indescribable cache container.
Bring it to the Who’s You Favorite table where you will be given a number for your entry.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

2:30 Deadline to turn in your completed bingo sheet at “Who’s Your Favorite” table.

Egg Raffle
Back by popular demand! Buy an egg and see if it holds coordinates to a container hidden nearby. The container is yours to keep! Not all eggs will contain coordinates, but take a chance and have some fun. Containers will include bison tubes, lock and lock, ammo cans and more! Available until all eggs are sold!

Name Badge Game
Starting at 10:30
Find picnic staff with the north and west coordinates on their name badge to get cords to new puzzle cache.
Prize for FTF

Bubble Station
10:30 AM – 3:00

Face Painting
Time TBD

10:30 – 12:00

Ammo Can Toss
4 sizes of ammo cans
Micro Can – Kid’s 4 and under
Small Can – Kids 5 -10, women
Regular Can – Guys 11 up
Manly-Man Can – open to all – This is the Ammo Can to top all Ammo Cans

Toss off at High Noon in case of a tie.

Pole Cache – Toss Cache to the Pole – All Ages
Toss a weighted cache (pill bottle size) towards the pole.
First, second, third place prizes
Toss off at High Noon in case of a tie.

10 Tosses in 30 seconds
Prize for the most smilies bagged.
Toss off at High Noon in case of a tie.

Geo-Survivor – A 3 Stage Multi for 2 Person Teams (12 and up)
10:30 to 1:00 – Team Sign Up @ “Who’s Your Favorite” table.
1:30 Let the Game Begin
Do you have what it takes to Survive?
Find a partner and sign up to play.

Check out the EVENT SITE for REGISTRATION and much more info!

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