3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Picnic, games, prizes, and most importantly... geo-friends!
Returning for the fifth year to Shawnee State Park, Pavilion 7 - The Geo-Family Feud returns! Along with the 'Feud', two new games are planned: a geo-version of the "Minute to Win It" type games, and a geo-themed version of The Weakest Link. We may incorporate some of our past coordinate guessing games within the Minute to Win It format, and there may be additional trivia and prize giveaways if time allows near the end.
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, and maybe some of our favorite past survey questions might re-surface... Who knows? Depending on interest, there will be either one game with five surveys or two separate four-survey-question games (plus a single Fast Money for the team with the highest score). We'll use the available sign-up sheet to make that decision at game time, and you may sign up as soon as 3:00pm at the pavilion during setup.
5:30 PM: Intermission I (Game reset)
5:45 PM: Weakest Geo-Link
Who is the weakest link when it comes to geocaching knowledge? I guess we'll find out! This geocaching version of Weakest Link will pit player against player, but in a little more of a friendly setting, we hope! Again, please be sure to fill in the sign-up slips that will be provided at the pavilion on the day of the picnic to show interest in being a contestant on this game.
6:30 PM (or end of Weakest Link): Intermission II (Game reset)
6:45 PM (or when ready): "Come on down!" for The Minute to Win It games!
Several geo-caching related challenges will be presented to contestants who sign up (sign-ups can be done starting at 3:00 pm). Some might be physical in nature, such as re-rolling bison logs or interesting things regarding geocache containers, but we will have some mental challenges as well involving coordinate guessing and other fun geo-caching related trivia.
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...
7:45 PM: Event conclusion and final event geo-conversation... Thanks to everyone for joining us! (The event officially ends at 8:00pm, but we'll start tear-down at the conclusion of the games, possibly before 8:00pm, to try to beat sundown. Feel free to enjoy geo-conversations until the sun is dipping below the horizon.)
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.