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Geocaching 101 Clinic

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.  Participants will receive a Junior Geocaching certificate and badge at the end of the session.  This program will be held rain or shine!

Who is Invited

STRICT AGE POLICY:  Open to ages 16 and up; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. 

Registration & Fees

Registration required for EACH participant.  Sorry, no group registrations.  Natural Area entry fees apply; stop at the Entrance Fee Booth to self-pay/register.

When & Where to Meet

Arrive by 11:45 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

This is a classroom style program geared toward adults, with minimal walking.  Dress appropriately for the weather as the program will be held in an open-air building without air conditioning.  For those interested, after class we will search for "practice caches" placed near the Visitor Center.  Bring your own GPS unit if you wish to participate in this segment.    


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.


This program will be held rain or shine.  Should you need to cancel your registration, please do so via Eventbrite or contact us at  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: April 7
Junior Geocacher Workshop
Later Event: April 8
Wildflower Walk