Yuma Mega Event #12!!!
Hosted by: South West Arizona Geocachers (S*W*A*G)
Date: Sunday February 8, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location: West Wetlands Park, Yuma, Arizona
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Since 2003, S*W*A*G has held this annual event that has blossomed into becoming the largest geocaching event in southwest Arizona. The event has grown from a mere 35 attendees in its first year to around 1000 attendees in 2014!
The weekend also is the host of other quality events where you can meet other friendly geocachers, or you can tour the area of Yuma County where you'll find an abundance of geocaches of all shapes and sizes!
5:30PM Friday February 6, 2015: Yuma "Can You Hear Me Now?" Flash Mob
6:00PM Friday February 6, 2015: Yuma Mega #12 Meet and Greet
9:00AM Saturday February 7, 2015: Yuma Discovery Series #2 Kick-off
5:00-9:00PM Saturday February 7, 2015: Worlds Collide in Yuma!
Saturday February 7 - Sunday February 8, 2015: Yuma Discovery Series #2
How the Discovery Series Works: Tour the city of Yuma by finding 5 traditional caches and 15 virtual waypoints. Finding all the caches and waypoints will earn you a FREE TRACKABLE GEOCOIN! Click here for more details and to RVSP for the Kick-Off event!
8:00AM Monday February 9, 2015: Come say Goodbye to the Canadians
9:30AM MST Monday February 9, 2015 (A geocaching event in Mexico!): South of Border in Los Algodones
Click here to obtain a Barry M. Goldwater Range permit to find hundreds of more geocaches in the vast desert area southeast of Yuma during your stay!
Mega Event Activities:
Registration Once you arrive to the event, head straight for the Registration table to sign the log, receive your raffle ticket, and get a bag of souvenir goodies.
Proclamation The City of Yuma has declared February 8, 2015 as Geocaching Day in Yuma. The Proclamation regarding this will be read outloud over the public address system.
Poker Run Find the 5 caches, collect 5 cards, and try your hand at winning some extra cash. See more info below.
Geocaching 101 Class New to geocaching? Want to know or review some basic things? Come to this basic geocaching class hosted by S*W*A*G President you+me_makes4 to get a general summary on geocache types, geocaching practices, and geocache hiding.
GSAK Class Want to know more about the Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (GSAK)? Attend this informative class on using the best of GSAK hosted by geocacher GSMx2, who will give a practical, "non-nerdy" lesson on the best of GSAK.
Lab Caches Lab Caches are those special, unusual caches that you can only find at Mega Events. An announcement will be made when they’re available to find. They are currently available and may be found HERE.
Geo-Bingo Here's your opportunity to meet other geocachers! Find someone who meets the requirements of each bingo box and fill it in. The first players to fill the squares around the border or completely black out the sheet will win special geocaching-related prizes.
Youth/Kids Geocaching Bring the kids along to learn about different caches along Beginner and Advanced Geo-Trails, create caches/swag at an Arts & Crafts table, and more.
X Marks the Spot Test your GPS precision! The closest GPS to the REAL coordinates wins a prize!
CITO Challenge Test your dexterity with the CITO Challenge! Think you have what it takes to pick up as many pennies as possible with a trash grabber tool?
50/50 Raffle and Drawing Donate a little money and maybe you'll win half of the pot! The other half supports the Mega Event for next year!
Trackable Trading Table Visit the Trackable Trading Table and discover, drop off, or pick up some interesting traveling items. Maybe you'll help a traveler complete its goal!
Wherigo Geocaching 101 Class Have you seen those unusual geocaches called Wherigos on the map? Want to know how to run one or maybe program one yourself? Come to this basic Wherigo class hosted by S*W*A*G President you+me_makes4 to get a practical lesson
Ask the Lackey Q&A A lackey from Groundspeak HQ will be visiting our Mega Event and will give a brief presentation about the role of Groundspeak HQ. This presentation will be followed up by a Q&A session, so if you have any questions about geocaching, this is the opportunity to ask away.
Grand Prize Drawing This year's grand prizes are two GPS receivers supplied by our sponsor Garmin. That ticket you picked up at Registration could be a winner!
|Geocaching 101 Class
|GSAK Class - First Session
|X Marks the Spot
|Mega Event Merchandise Sales (T-Shirts and GeoCoins)
|Trackable Trading Table
|Yuma Discovery Series #2
|Tradeable Items Table
|Wherigo Geocaching 101 Class
|GSAK Class - Second Session
|Ask the Lackey Q&A
|Grand Prize Drawing
FREE Poker Run - The Best Six Hands Win!
How it works: You can pick up the coordinates during sign-in for these 5 caches. Do NOT open any envelopes. Turn your hand in to a S*W*A*G volunteer who will post your hand.
Be sure to include the number of people in your party in your "Will Attend" log!
We also update our website regularly regarding merchandise, registration, and accommodations for those of you visiting Yuma! You can visit our website by clicking here.
Be sure to "like" our Facebook page for the Yuma Event to help keep up-to-date on all things related to the event. You can find the Facebook Event page here.
If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact us by clicking here.