Northern Ontario, Canada
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You remember the first time you took your kids geocaching like it was yesterday. Their excitement at finding the cache and rifling through the goodies it contained was likely what kept your family looking for more geocaches. But now your babies are off to college or university. As they spread their wings and take flight, they will be putting to use the skills and lessons you taught them over the years.
Geocaching may have taught your family some things to, such as persistence. If at first you don’t find the cache… take a deep breath, review the description and the hint, and keep looking. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help, either. Geocache owners and geocachers who have previously found the cache are happy to help. Most importantly geocaching creates a sense of belonging, whether it be simple family bonding or feeling part of the world-wide community of geocachers.
So, as you pack your car to take your big kid to college or university, why not re-live those joyous memories and go geocaching together one last time by making a road trip out of it. There may even be a GeoTour along the route, which will let you earn a prize for your efforts.
For example, if you are heading to Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, participate in the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour. Here are some geocaches which may appeal to students going into various programs:
- Engineers, should try HHS-Perry G. Walker or HHS-Canadian Visionaries.
- Outdoor Recreation enthusiasts will work up a sweat finding HHS-Logging on the White River.
- Business majors can pick up pointers from HHS-Sault Ste. Marie Commerce.
- History buffs will enjoy the entire series!
We’d love to hear about your geocaching experiences as you head off to college or university this fall. Why not share them with us?!
What geocachers have said:
Clodhoppers found HHS-What’s in a Name and wrote: “Went to Thunder Bay to pick up our son and take him home for the summer. He is attending Lakehead University. He took us to some sites while we were there. When he was younger he used to enjoy caching. TFTC.”
Find more about the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour here.
Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.