Saturday, August 6, 2022
3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Picnic, games, prizes, and most importantly... geo-friends!
Returning for the fourth year to Shawnee State Park, Pavilion 7 - The Geo-Family Feud returns! Along with the 'Feud', two other summer-time favorites return: The Wheel of Geocaching (from Summer 2019, Fall 2020, and Summer 2021), and a combo game of Coordinates Are Right / Make a Geo-Deal (Summers 2020 and 2021). We are hoping to have some newly introduced coordinate guessing games with this final game for the evening. There should be plenty of prizes to give away, and possibly some "zonks" along the way!
Before 3:30 pm: The pavilion is rented all day (and has been since mid-March); setup will be ongoing at GZ as soon as the hosts are able to arrive, sometime between Noon and 3pm; enjoy the offerings of the state park if you arrive before the official start time. You might even want to track down some area geocaches if desired.
3:30 PM: Event kick off; meet and greet
4:00 PM: Food, friends, and geo-conversation; food should be available to begin enjoying between 3:30pm and 4:00pm and throughout the following game times
4:45 PM: The Geo Family Feud - "Survey says!" Two teams compete to see who can think most like a geocacher based on surveys conducted of 100 geocacher responses to various questions.
Who will be the champion team this time around? We anticipate a new survey to be conducted before the event, but there are also some remaining unused survey questions still available from previous game nights. If all goes to plan, maybe we'll add an additional survey into the main round as we did last year, or if there is enough interest, possibly two full games of 4 surveys each...
5:30 PM: Intermission I (Game reset)
5:45 PM: Spin that Wheel of Geocaching!
That's right... Another fan-favorite game-show-style adaptation is coming once again to the Game Night, Summer Picnic Edition. We would like to have four participants playing head-to head against a four-puzzle TV show format of the game. The winner of which will get a final puzzle to play for an additional prize selected from the prize wheel. Depending on where the interest is from players, we may have an additional round of either Feud or this game, so please be sure to fill in the sign-up slips that will be provided at the pavilion on the day of the picnic.
6:30 PM (or end of Wheel): Intermission II (Game reset)
6:45 PM (or when ready): "Come on down!" for The Coordinates Are Right! and Let's Make a Geo-Deal!
We'll have games for "bidding" on the correct coordinates, probably three or four coordinate guessing games (with some new additions to these mini-games!), the running of the prize cars (of course!) to determine the showdown players, plus the Geocaching Travel Showdown to crown the grand winner! At the conclusion, additional prizes (and maybe some "zonks") could be given away with a few "Let's Make a Geo-Deal" style games.
7:30 PM: When the games conclude, any final prize giveaways and drawings, potentially with trivia could happen depending on the number still in attendance...
8:00 PM: Event conclusion and final event geo-conversation... Thanks to everyone for joining us!
8:30 PM (or so) until 10:00 PM: Let the event organizers know of any potential "around the campfire" type events or similar that you would like mentioned in this space.
There is lots of lawn space to spread out at the pavilion site. Please bring your own lawn or camp chairs if you wish to make use of this large, relaxing space around the event coordinates.
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Soft drinks, bottled water, and individually-wrapped snack foods should also be present. If you do wish to bring food to share (not necessary to attend), there will be a table to place those items. Feel free to include that information in a "Will attend" or "Write note".
A donation "ammo can" will also be present for those that wish (certainly not a requirement) to chip in to help defray the cost of pavilion rental.
Please indicate in your log the number that attend with your geo-user name, and if you are interested in partaking in hot dogs and/or hamburgers (which will help us plan).
Game-Night Information Page (at game-night.org)
As the geocache owner, I ensure that the above link is to a local geocaching group site that is active in the community and contributing to geocaching in positive ways. This link has not been checked by Geocaching HQ or by the reviewer.
Stay tuned! Announcements on this page will be used to communicate any updates or changes to the schedule. If you are "will attended" on this event, these announcements and updates should come to your email via geocaching.com
We are looking forward to sharing more Game Night fun with our geo friends and neighbors this summer!
If you can't stay for the entire event, feel free to drop in as you are able, considering the schedule posted above. If updates to the schedule are made as the event draws near, announcements will be made on this geocaching event listing to serve as alerts to these changes.
Driving to the event: Please see the waypoints on this event cache listing (if needed) for helpful navigation points to enter the roads of the state park where the event will be held. Please note the posted speed limits on roads within the park, none of which are likely above 25 mph. The hint will provide the specific location within the park by name. See this page for maps of the park.
For more information about the park, such as camping, hiking, or fishing opportunities, please see the main park page.