Geocaching became popular as an interactive outdoor hobby just over 10 years ago. Today, there are an estimated 1.3 million caches worldwide. Take a break from the usual afternoon hike, and try geocaching on your next camping trip.

Activekids.com reported that seekers participate in an outdoor treasure hunt using a GPS-enabled device. By following a specified set of coordinates, they’re led to hidden containers called caches. There are a variety of reasons why this simple game is the perfect adventure for your next camping trip:

  • It’s a family activity that involves kids and adults.
  • It encourages outdoor activity.
  • It teaches map reading skills.
  • It’s cost effective (in fact, nearly free).
  • It can be done anywhere in the world.
  • It helps you discover new people, places and things.

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