Geocaching

Website review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Real-world treasure hunts are best for teens or as a family.

Parents say

age 2+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

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age 2+

Best of both worlds with Parent Supervision

We have been a Geocaching family since 2010. We search on-line for hides near places we're going and take the coordinates of hidden containers with us. We've traveled locally, around the country and in Canada while Geocaching. The social side is wonderful too. Our son knows other children from events we go to every year. We have friends we've met through Geocaching in the USA and Canada. We started when our son was only three. He has learned geography, GPS use, map reading, hiking, introducing himself to someone, staying safe in the woods, fair trading for SWAG (Stuff We All Get, larger containers have items for taking in return for leaving something of equal or greater value), playing outdoors, wildlife, plants and so much more. He can find a geocache faster than most adults. Playing builds confidence and encourages a family to be outside together.

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