Head to the Annapolis Maritime Musuem’s Park Campus on Back Creek armed with a GPS device or geocaching app and hunt for treasures with the kids.
Educators at the museum hid nine small waterproof boxes of trinkets throughout the park’s campus. You can follow the coordinates using a GPS app on your phone, a geocaching app, or a handheld GPS device to make your way toward the boxes.
Once you find them, write your name, code name or geocaching nickname inside each notebook to show that you found it. Then feel free to take a trinket from the box, if you’ve brought something to replace it with, which is part of the fun of the geocaching adventure!
I took my girls, ages 9 and 6 this weekend, and we found all but two boxes. It was a lot of fun scampering through the wooded paths around the park looking for treasure. I admit we didn’t use our GPS app well, since I had just downloaded it and wasn’t familiar with how it worked, so we mostly followed the geocaching webpage, and the museum’s hint to find each box.
***Caution, you will definitely need bug spray! The mosquitoes are vicious down by the creek, and we found quite a few ticks crawling on us from walking through the grasses by the pond.***
To get prepared before you go, I suggest watching the video the Maritime Museum posted to learn more about geocaching.
You can find the coordinates listed on the Opencaching site, where the museum has posted coordinates as well as a helpful hint to find each cache.
Remember to bring a handful of goodies to add to each box. Stickers, stamps, pencils, are all good options. Just no food items, as you wouldn’t want any critters or bugs getting into the caches.
Annapolis Maritime Museum‘s Park Campus located at 7300 Edgewood Road in Annapolis.
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