Year: 
2018
Project Leader: 
Kevin Pettigrew
Funding Received: 
$1,000

Every year, nearly 2000 summer campers and over 900 environmental education participants attend J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp.  Some camp classes are taught by educational interns, but due to limited staffing, a much larger number of classes are taught by volunteer instructors at the county level.  Some volunteers will arrive with training and experience in certain areas, while others will not.  Geocaching is a social and educational activity that teaches youth how to work together through intentional life skill advancements such as problem-solving, decision-making, communication, and following directions all while exploring nature.  This course material will include supplies for up to 8 hand-held devices, move-able caches, and instructions so any county volunteer can easily step in to teach this new and exciting class at camp.  The material will allow children the opportunity to learn about longitude and latitude while getting out in nature and looking for caches hidden by their friends each week.  This course will also help encourage campers who are not usually comfortable in nature to get some exercise outside and discover something new.