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WSGA 2024 Summer Campout @ Horn Rapids Park Event Cache

Hidden : Saturday, 27 July 2024
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27 July 2024, 10:00 - 21:00

WSGA 2024 Summer Campout @ Horn Rapids Park

It's time for the annual WSGA campout! All are invited, WSGA members or not!! 

WSGA 2024 Summer Campout  @ Horn Rapids Park

July 26th-28th, 2024

10:00am - 9:00pm

Times & details are subject to change as the schedule is being planned.

This year, the campout is being hosted by the South Central chapter at Horn Rapids Park.

Horn Rapids County Park Campground (Website)

11583 US Reservation Rd

Benton City, WA 99320

Directions to Horn Rapids Park 


Latest Announcement:

6/12/24 - Camping Regestration is now availble! Click HERE to register on the WSGA Website! Remember that a campsite can only have 1 RV OR 2 tents. If you are sharing a site with a friend for tent camping, only one of you needs to buy the registration package. Make sure to book your site quickly as there won't be any more sites added after they sell out.

4/23/24 - The event page has been published. Information regarding camping registration will be available soon. Follow the WSGA on Facebook and "Watch" the cache page so you'll be the first to know when registration is available.


Important Notes:

*Please note in your “Will Attend” log how many people will be attending so we can plan properly!*

Be sure to follow the WSGA on Facebook and "Watch" the cache page to stay up to date with all the latest campout-related announcements!

Please note that the 2024 Tri-City Waterfollies will be ongoing all weekend along the Columbia River, reducing access and increasing travel times in Richland and Kennewick.

Please message us using the Geocaching Messager if you have any questions. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.


GENERAL INFORMATION

We are planning several events and activities to occur throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for more details.

A reservation packet including campsite assignment, event materials and other items is available for purchase on the WSGA website.

There will be a night Adventure Lab published on Friday evening. We will have Adventure Labs and a cache series/poker run on Saturday.

The main courses for the Saturday dinner (burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs) will be provided. Please bring a side and/or dessert.

The annual WSGA General Meeting will take place on Saturday night during dinner.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


SCHEDULE - *TIMES & ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Friday 7/26 - starting at 2 PM

Check-in: 2 pm at the earliest

Event: Meet & Greet: 5:30-6:30pm (GC Code coming soon)

Event: Into the Night @ Community Building: 9-9:30pm - (GCARJ0M)

Night Adventure Lab release: 9:30pm

Saturday 7/27 - All Day

*OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY* Coffee & Spudnuts: 8am @ Community Building

Poker Run/Cache Series & Adventure Lab Packet Pickup: Tentatively 10am @ Location TBD

Poker Run & Cache Series Publish: Tentatively 10am

Adventure Labs Release: Tentatively 10am

Dinner: 5pm - 9pm @ Community Building

Meet n Greet BINGO w/ prizes: During Dinner

WSGA General Meeting: 7:00pm

Poker Run & Raffle Prizes: After General Meeting

Sunday 7/28 - until approx. 12 pm

*OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY* Breakfast: 8am @ Community Building

Event: CITO in Horn Rapids Park: 8:30-9:30am - (GCARJ12)

Check-out: 12 pm at the latest


Events

Friday: 5:30-6:30pm - Meet & Great (GC Code coming soon)

9-9:30pm - Into the Night (GCARJ0M)

Saturday: 5pm-9pm Dinner & General Meeting (GCAPQB7)

Sunday: 8:30-9:30am - CITO in Horn Rapids Park (GCARJ12)


Registration:

*PRICES AND CONTENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Camper Registration: $65 for WSGA members, $80 for non-members

  • One campsite for two nights, All campsites can have RVs (1 RV maximum per site) or tents (2 tent maximum per site), no mix and matching.
  • Information packet with area recommendations
  • Park Information & History Brochure 
  • Punch Card (complete different tasks to get a prize at Saturday dinner)
  • Entry into drawings for 10+ Geocoins
  • Saturday coffee & Spudnuts and Sunday breakfast. 
  • *Non-member registration also includes a 1-year Basic WSGA membership.*

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


CAMPER INFO: RVs & Tents

WSGA has pre-bought out the campground (22 sites) for the weekend, meaning we will have the entire campground to ourselves. 

Camping is only allowed in designated sites, once the sites are sold out, there will not be any more available. All campsites can have RVs (1 RV maximum per site) or tents (2 tent maximum per site), no mix and matching. All sites have water and electric hook-ups. An RV dump station is located in the park. Restrooms and showers are available in the campground.

 Reservations can be made through the WSGA website: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

If you are tent camping with only one tent, we encourage you to coordinate with friends to share a site to allow as much availability as possible.

It is strongly encouraged that you reserve your spot as quickly as possible as there are only 22 sites, other campgrounds are far away from the event, and area hotels will be busy due to Waterfollis. 


Poker Run/Cache Series & Adventure Labs

We have planned a poker run and cache series to publish on Saturday. Packet pickup will occur on Saturday morning, location TBD. Three Adventure Labs will also be published on Saturday morning. By completing the series, you will earn a prize/entry into a raffle. More info coming soon...


Food

These are the times that WSGA is providing food: 

Saturday Morning (Campers only): Coffee & Spudnuts 

Saturday Dinner: Burgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers, Buns and Condiments

Sunday Morning (Campers only): Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, etc.

All other times you are on your own for food.

We ask that you bring a side or dessert to the Saturday dinner.

$ Cache donations are appreciated. $


Volunteers, Equipment Requests & Donations

All of these forms are currently closed. They will open for signups in late June/early July.

Volunteers: We will need a few volunteers to help with running the poker run, setting up & cleaning up, and cooking dinner/breakfast. Please sign up to volunteer if you are available: (Volunteer Signup)

Equipment Requests: We will need a few of each of the following items to be brought to the campout: Folding tables, pop-up tents & gas grills/BBQs. If you own any of these items, especially if you live in the Tri-Cities, please sign up to bring them to the campout: (Equipment Signup)

Donations: If you have an item(s) that you would like to donate as a raffle prize, please fill out this form: (Donation Signup)


Event Merchendise & WSGA Store

We will be producing a few special pieces of merchandise for the campout. Will we bring the WSGA store along so you can pick up some of our other merchandise.


This event is sponsored by the Washington State Geocaching Association. If you are a geocacher in the state of Washington please consider joining the WSGA. Follow this link to visit our website to learn more about becoming a WSGA member.

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