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First Annual Siouxland Geocaching Event

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Eastern SD Geocachers
Request your presence for a day of caching, camaraderie and fun at the
First Annual Siouxland Geocaching Event
Saturday, September 9, 2006
A family friendly day!

This event is open to any and all geocachers no matter where you may be located. Young, adult or forever young, experienced or new to the sport - having each of you at the event will make the day all that more special. We look forward to those from other states visiting and sharing their experiences with us! Please feel free to join our yahoogroup (link below) to chat with fellow cachers at any time.

Please note, in order to address some questions raised, this event is separate and apart from any put on by The Sioux Falls Geocaching Group. We welcome those members to this event as well.

You can attend for an hour or two, half a day, all day or however long you wish. Come to meet people, learn something new, eat with freinds or spend the day caching. This is your event for you to enjoy however you wish it!

Event Information
The event will begin at the Outdoor Campus located at Sertoma Park (listed coordinates) in Sioux Falls. The event runs from 9 am till 6 pm. Please arrive early to get parking. Once in the parking lot, go into the Outdoor Campus building to register and receive the necessary information for your day of fun.

Waypoints for the event may be available for download to your GPS, so please remember to bring your data cable!

Participants can come and go throughout the day. There will be prizes and giveaways at the end of the event.

If you have any TBs or Geocoins, please bring them for trading or moving along.

Lunch is on your own, when you feel like taking a break, with existing or new friends made this day. For dinner (either your own picnic or takeout from local restaurants), we will gather back at Sertoma Park where prizes and goodies will be distributed. Please feel free to bring a dish to share only if you would like to. Sertoma Park has a very large covered picnic area so we will have plenty of room to gather and chat!

This event will take place in 3 city parks. Dogs must be on a leash. Please carry a plastic bag with you to clean up after your dog. Thanks!

All parks are ADA accessible, but individual caches may not be.

Play Time
Participants will be given coordinates for the cache locations as they arrive at the Outdoor Campus. Temporary caches will have been placed around Sioux Falls in 3 separate parks. There will be permanent caches in each of those parks that you can claim, if you have not already done so.

Once you receive your check in papers you are free to begin caching. There will be a couple of temporary kid-only caches so the younger ones can have a chance to claim their own finds.

New to Geocaching?
Geocachers will be on hand to teach newcomers how to use a GPS and the "ins and outs" of geocaching. A limited supply of GPS units will be available for check out. First come, first serve day of. Please bring a valid credit card as a deposit for the GPS unit if you plan to borrow one for the day. Any borrowed GPS units not returned will be charged the full value of a new replacement GPS, plus a processing fee.

Event T-Shirts
We will have event t-shirts made up for this day. You will be able to pre-order and pay for your shirt prior to the event. Shirts will be available for pick up at the event. We might have a limited number of shirts available for purchase at the event. These will be sold for cash only day of.

Please click here for the TSHIRT order form.  You will need to click on the link and then print this form out, attach your money order and send it to the Outdoor Campus to order your shirts.  Thanks!

Deadline to order t-shirts for the event will be August 24th.
Shirts will cost approximately $8 each.

Keep checking back for updated info about the shirts.

Please leave a note below if you will be attending the First Annual Siouxland Geocaching Event.

Schedule of Activities  
Arrivals All Day
Geocaching 9 am to 6 pm
Handing out of gift bags  4 pm to 6 pm
BYO Picnic or Plenty of Local Restaurants Nearby for Take-out 4 pm to 6 pm @ Outdoor Campus
Prizes Awarded   5 pm – Must be Present to Win

About the Outdoor Campus:

The Outdoor Campus is a place for learning and fun. Classes are held year round in outdoor activites such as basic GPS, orienteering, hunting, canoeing and kayaking, fly tying and fishing. In winter, classes include cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and ice-fishing. Most of these classes are geared towards kids but there are plenty of family oriented events as well. In the museum you'll find wonderful dioramas of South Dakota's outdoor habitats... a prairie, an eastern South Dakota woodland, a wetland, agricultural lands and even a backyard landscape!

Directions to the Outdoor Campus:

From I-29: Take the 41st Street exit and proceed east on 41st Street to Louise Avenue. Turn south (right) on Louise Avenue and proceed to 49th Street. Turn east (left) on 49th Street and proceed to Oxbow Avenue. Turn south on Oxbow Avenue. Take the first left into Sertoma Park. The Outdoor Campus building is on the south end of the parking lot.

From I-229: Take the Louise Avenue exit and proceed north on Louise Avenue to 57th Street. Turn east (right) on 57th Street and left on Oxbow Avenue. Take a right into Sertoma Park. The Outdoor Campus building is on the south end of the parking lot.

For hotel information: Click here

For State Park camping information: Click here

We look forward to the day and seeing you there!

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A limited number of these buttons will be available for purchase at the event.

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