I can't believe its been 9 years since we had our first seminar, but please join us for our 9th Annual Geocaching Seminar on Saturday March 18th 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at Independent Bible Church (IBC) just 2 miles west of I-81 in Martinsburg.
We try to have something for every level of geocacher, from the beginner to the experienced cacher. We normally have between 200-300 in attendance each year. This seminar signals the start of geocaching season. The winter is on the way out, its time to come and talk geocaaching. .
Doors open at 8:00 am. PLEASE COME EARLY and enjoy some free coffee and donuts provided by our host Independent Bible Church. There will be informational tables about local geotrails, travel bugs, and local geocaching organizations. Coming early will give you time to browse.
Seminar will start promptly at 9 am. The seminar topics and leaders are still being firmed up, but be assured the "experts" of the geocaching world will bring you some great info.
There will be three breakout sessions, each 50 minutes long.
This is a DRAFT of the potential sessions. Please put this event on your watchlist to see updates. :
"New to Geocaching - A session for those of you new to our sport. If you have less than a 100 finds, this session is for you" Zekester & Simon
"Travel Caching - Learn how to plan your trip, build your own GPSr route file and find out how to download caches along your route and load them in your GPSr. As an added bonus a few suggestions to add to your electronics collection to make your trip more efficient. - JohnnyCache
"GSAK" - Fishercacher
SECOND Breakout Session
" Caching on the iPhone - A tutorial for iPhone users focusing on the Cachly app (my favorite geoaching app)" - alzarius
"Creative cache building from Gadgets to Smart Caches" - WVTim
"Ask the Reviewer" - A great opportunity to meet with a reviewer and ask questions - SirCrab.
THIRD Breakout Session
"New to Geocaching Part 2, Lets find some caches, we will actually move outdoors and find some temporary caches placed on the grounds of IBC for the class to find." - Zekester & Simon
"Puzzles - The Antietam Lab Cache -The story of the lab cache featured at the CAM 2016 picnic, including how a non- Mega event had a lab, the process of building an epic-yet-accessible lab adventure, and how you can still play it today." - Hixon
"Project GC" - GR8Caches
Each attendee will have the choice of 3 breakout sessions, each 50 minutes long. The seminar will end with announcements about upcoming major events like CAM, Berkeley County Visitor's Bureau present and future geotrails
Bring those friends and neighbors wanting to know what geocaching is all about. We have a 3 session designed for the new cachers. We hope to have lots of visitors who want to understand the hobby we all enjoy.
A display of geocoins will be on hand, so bring your TB's and geocoins to show off or pass on. At the geocoin table geocoins and TB's can be checked in and out safely.
Examples of geocaching paraphernalia, future geocaches, geopacks and more will be available for the new cacher to examine before and after the seminar.
Please log a will attend to let us know if you're coming and how many you'll be bringing so we'll know how many donuts to pickup. Children are welcome but there will be no child care.
I'm trying to have one or two of the new caches the week of the seminar for you to find during your visit.
Geocachers have awarded the caches in Berkeley County over 21000 favorite points making Berkeley County one of the best cache destinations in the United States possibly the world. As you make your plans to come to the seminar plan of sticking around for the weekend. The CVB has a list of hotels that give discounts to visiting geocachers.