What is Geocaching
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
Today children spend less than 30 minutes a week in unstructured outdoor play.
Exposure to nature can reduce stress levels by 28% in children.
Kids spend more than 7 hours a day with various electronic media.
Children have lost 25% of playtime and 50% of unstructured outdoor activity over recent decades.
Agloe camps for kids
Camps can play an important role in these environmental literacy plans. Camp experiences are uniquely poised to provide children and youth with the sense of wonder and excitement so essential to encouraging scientific inquiry. Environmental education has been shown to improve student achievement across core subject areas and increase engagement in learning. In addition, getting kids outside and active promotes a healthy lifestyle that is essential to fighting obesity and reducing symptoms associated with attention deficit disorder, depression, and stress.