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Carver County Summer Camp Volunteer

 
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Carver County Summer Camp Volunteer Reply with quote

We received this volunteer request from Carver County Parks. If anyone is able to assist her, please reply here and contact her directly. We, the board, have training materials printed out and can make those available to anyone that wishes to provide any training or workshops. We also now have business cards that promote the MnGCA that can be given out at events or left in caches.


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I am the intern with Carver County Parks and I am organizing a summer camp
for August 10th-13th for children in grades 4-6. The theme is outdoor
adventure and I would really like to give the kids an introduction to
geocaching. Do you have any volunteers in your association that may be
able to come out for a day or two and give the kids and geocaching lesson?

Also, do you know where one would be able to rent GPSs or buy them for
really cheap?

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Thank you for the response. The camp is being held August 10th-13th at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park in Chanhassen. I'm thinking that I would like someone to come out either Tuesday August 11th or Wednesday August 12th from 10am-noon. Do you believe that would be enough time for an activity? Also, would we be finding caches that are in the park or could you place some specifically for the activity with the kids?

I would greatly appreciate a post of this information to your forums.

Jen Felton
Park Intern
Carver County Parks
952.466.5237
jfelton at co dot carver dot mn dot us

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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick follow up:

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As far as parking goes, the volunteer would either be provided with a daily permit which would be paid for by the parks, or they would be issued a temporary permit for the time they are in the parks. Either way, the volunteer will not be asked to pay for anything.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be able to assist with this. I have a cache in that park anyway.
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrRogersNghbor wrote:
I might be able to assist with this. I have a cache in that park anyway.


Great! I'm hoping to help with this one too as it's close to me, but in case I can't, I've got materials that I'm happy to share.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We might want to place some new caches in the park. Unless there are puzzle caches that I don't know about, my cache is currently the only one in the park.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrRogersNghbor wrote:
We might want to place some new caches in the park. Unless there are puzzle caches that I don't know about, my cache is currently the only one in the park.


I was thinking of putting out a bunch of temps as the park as the regulations only allow for 3 "real" caches total in Minnewashta. I've been working with them a bit to try and get them to open that up, but so far no changes to the regulations.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Thank you in those efforts since that is such a huge park. The same goes for Carver Regional.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was great about this event is it offered up the opprutunity to take this up with them again. Smile They seem very open to discussing this again.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I emailed them and they we have spoke about this. We are looking for GPS units to use.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James, did they pick a date and time? If not, I can email them and find out.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes!

Tuesday August 11th (10am-noon): Introduction to geocaching and GPS

Thursday August 13th (noon-2pm): Searching for temp. caches

If anyone is willing to help, it would be greatly appreciated.

I am trying to figure out how I will be able to talk about geocaching and GPSr's without a powerpoint for two hours.

So, if anyone would like to help and has any ideas.... please feel free!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam3s wrote:
Yes!

Tuesday August 11th (10am-noon): Introduction to geocaching and GPS

Thursday August 13th (noon-2pm): Searching for temp. caches

If anyone is willing to help, it would be greatly appreciated.

I am trying to figure out how I will be able to talk about geocaching and GPSr's without a powerpoint for two hours.

So, if anyone would like to help and has any ideas.... please feel free!

Sorry James. I actually have a job that week.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewmcc wrote:
Jam3s wrote:
Yes!

Tuesday August 11th (10am-noon): Introduction to geocaching and GPS

Thursday August 13th (noon-2pm): Searching for temp. caches

If anyone is willing to help, it would be greatly appreciated.

I am trying to figure out how I will be able to talk about geocaching and GPSr's without a powerpoint for two hours.

So, if anyone would like to help and has any ideas.... please feel free!

Sorry James. I actually have a job that week.


Trust me, I know that you would be there if you could!

Anyone else?
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