Friday, June 3, 2011
4-H and homeschool geocaching programs
I had two different groups of kids in the last week, and I was happy to have them find "real, official" geocaches.
Having parents be involved is also helpful. I remember when my then-fourth grader explained geocaching to me. She was at camp by herself and while she had a report about the week's activities, she brought no papers home to help show me what the game of geocaching was. When you are younger, explaining things can be hard. Over a year later, I learned from a gal at church that a website listed geocaches and that you needed a gps. Once I poked around online and opened a dialogue with my daughter using geo-terms, tons of information came out of her!
One mom from the homeschool program wrote about finding geocaches during weekend after the program. The family found three caches and said: "We had a great time and are excited to do more. I have to go home now and log them all in. Thanks so much for getting us started."
To learn more about homeschooling programs, visit Three Sisters website.