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Junior Geocacher Workshop

Join the Friends of Government Canyon for a child oriented class on geocaching basics.  Children and their accompanying adult will learn all of the needed skills to begin geocaching on their own.  This is a skills development workshop and will include seeking temporary caches.

Who is Invited

Open to ages 4 - 10; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

When & Where to Meet

Arrive by 8:45 AM and meet in the Exhibit Gallery next to the Visitor's Center.  Plan ahead, as the Natural Area often experiences heavy visitation and wait time at the fee booth.  

What to Wear & Bring

Dress appropriately as the program will be held in an open-air building without air conditioning. Wear footwear appropriate for a short walk along a paved trail.  Sunscreen and hats are recommended.  Bring plenty of water and a snack if desired.


Group size is limited to 20. No pets please. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. To reduce human impact on the Natural Area, please follow the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics.

Registration & Fees

Registration is required for this hike. Natural Area entry fees apply; stop at the Entrance Fee Booth to self-pay/register.


This program is subject to cancellation.  On inclement mornings, check trail conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055 after 7:30AM, or by going to the GCSNA twitter feed or the Friends of Government Canyon Facebook page.

Earlier Event: July 15
Explore the Canyon
Later Event: August 11
Chipotle Fundraiser