Every geocacher has experienced the magic of the great outdoors. That magic — whether it’s diving into a cold alpine lake at the end of an arduous hike or watching the sun disappear over the horizon from a hidden beach — is the reason we’re teaming up with the American Recreation Coalition for National Get Outdoors Month this June. And you’re invited to join us!
Here’s how you can get involved in Get Outdoors Month:
- Earn the Get Outdoors Day souvenir! To do so, find any geocache or attend any geocaching event located in the USA on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
- Participate in one of the Get Outdoors Month activities (listed here) or host your own geocaching event to introduce your friends to the great outdoors. Please note that there is no souvenir for participating in these events.
- Celebrate the National Park Service’s second century by exploring the “Find Your Park” GeoTour. Do you have a fourth grader in your family? The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative grants free admission to each and every fourth grader (and their guests) across the country to check out their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
- Inspire others to get outdoors by sharing your Get Outdoors Month experiences on social media! Tag your posts with #Geocaching #GetOutdoors for a chance to be reshared by Geocaching.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be a souvenir for attending a Get Outdoors Month event?
There is no souvenir for attending a geocaching event during June, with the exception of Get Outdoors Day. If you attend a geocaching event in the USA on June 11, 2016, you will receive the Get Outdoors Day souvenir.
I don’t live in the US. Why can’t I earn the Get Outdoors Day souvenir?
The Get Outdoors Day souvenir is part of an initiative with the American Recreation Coalition and other US-based outdoor organizations to get more Americans outside. This is our first step in testing one-off country or region specific souvenirs — something we hope to expand on in the future. Do you know of any geocaching traditions in your country that happen at a specific time each year? Please let us know by submitting this form.