Children ages 3-12 will use $12 billion military satellite systems to locate treasures in the Kanawha State Forest as part of "Geocaching, Maps and Wilderness Exploration."
The experiential camp program will be presented by Mountaineer Montessori School Monday through June 21 at the school. The program introduces children to geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches."
Campers will learn map reading and making, use of compasses and basic wilderness safety. They will use those skills to design their own caches, create their first "hide" and go hunting for an official geocache.
Jessica Rodecker, adjunct professor for University of Charleston graduate programs, will lead the program.
Registration runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is $225 per child. After-care is available for an additional fee. The program kicks off the "Best. Summer. Ever," a six-week series that is open to the public.
For more information, visit www.MountaineerMontessori.org or call 304-342-7870.