Experience Trick-or-Cache this Halloween through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late October.
Trick-or-Cache is the name of the Halloween-themed program, which is for all ages. Participant will learn to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to track a cache filled with candy and trinkets in a fun relaxed environment. GPS units will be provided on this modern-day scavenger hunt for Halloween treats. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes are encouraged, and those registering for the evening session should bring a flashlight.
To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “geocaching.”
Trick-or-Cache is being offered twice on Friday, Oct. 21. Both sessions will begin at Shelter #2 in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam. One session will begin at 11 a.m., while the other will begin at 5:30 p.m. The cost for one two-hour outing is $12 per person for Johnson County residents or $14 per person for nonresidents. A family rate for up to four people is also offered at a cost of $30 for Johnson County residents or $33 for nonresidents. The preregistration deadline for this program is Oct. 17.
For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 35453 for the 11 a.m. session, or 35454 for the 5:30 p.m. session.
This program is also eligible for credit in the Environmental dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and awards. To register for JCPRD U, call (913) 826-2950.
Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.