View Full Version : Maine Geo Weekend at my Campground



johnsnay@yahoo.com
05-13-2007, 04:44 PM
Ok I spend my summers in Maine at a campground in Standish. We have gotten permission from the owners to do A Geocaching weekend and It already has been posted on thier campground webpage. I love this area and moved my park model to the Sebago area last year spacifically because of the cache consentration.

So I was woundering what I can have as a weekend long aid to people that will hopefully attend.

So far we are planning a Cookout slash bug exchange for the sunday, a newbee class adn a field trip out so others can have a positive first time, and a map of all the caches in the area.

So I was hoping that there would be some Ideas from all you guys who have been great to all the out of state cachers.

team teebow
05-13-2007, 05:05 PM
What campground and what weekend?

Sounds like a lot of fun. If you can give us more details we might be able to help you a bit more.

Team Teebow

johnsnay@yahoo.com
05-13-2007, 05:43 PM
Here it is look down the wekends. also the campground has wireless internet.http://www.familynfriends.com/calendar.shtml

hollora
05-13-2007, 06:35 PM
Here it is look down the wekends. also the campground has wireless internet.http://www.familynfriends.com/calendar.shtmlIf I read this correctly the weekend posted on the campground website is Columbus Day weekend. Correct? Are you planning on this being an official Geocaching event and posting it on Geocaching.com?

I am sure there are folks who live in Southern Maine who have planned events that may be willing to help or mentor you in this endeavor. Sounds like fun.

Mainiac1957
05-13-2007, 06:50 PM
If it is not a GC.com posted event you won't as many as you would if it is posted. Sadly I will me vacationing in Vt that week so it would be doubtful that I would make it. Other than that I would be there.

johnsnay@yahoo.com
05-13-2007, 07:24 PM
If it is not a GC.com posted event you won't as many as you would if it is posted. Sadly I will me vacationing in Vt that week so it would be doubtful that I would make it. Other than that I would be there.


I dont know how the Goecaching site would take this. I guess I could try it and see if they let it fly.

FuddsGirls
05-13-2007, 08:30 PM
Unfortunately Memorial weekend plans are made well in avance for us and we will be in Connecticut. Maybe another year if it becomes annual.

attroll
05-13-2007, 08:33 PM
I dont know how the Goecaching site would take this. I guess I could try it and see if they let it fly.

They will let it fly. It is all in the way you word it.

hollora
05-13-2007, 08:34 PM
I dont know how the Goecaching site would take this. I guess I could try it and see if they let it fly.

To me there is little difference then holding an event at a donut shop, restaurant or other commercial place (but of course I am not a reviewer). The difference, I see, is the campground has a guest admittance fee but that is no different than a state park in season. Read the GC rules and work with them.

It would be nice if the campground would waive the "guest" fee for geocachers who come for the day but that would be up to them.

Sounds like fun - it's a holiday weekend.

johnsnay@yahoo.com
05-13-2007, 09:11 PM
To me there is little difference then holding an event at a donut shop, restaurant or other commercial place (but of course I am not a reviewer). The difference, I see, is the campground has a guest admittance fee but that is no different than a state park in season. Read the GC rules and work with them.

It would be nice if the campground would waive the "guest" fee for geocachers who come for the day but that would be up to them.

Sounds like fun - it's a holiday weekend.


You are absolutly correct on this. I believe they are letting visitors in free for the bug swap and the cookout, but will be charging if people want to camp there for the weekend.I believe the price for the BBQ is like 7$ but I could be wrong on that. I know that there is about 10 caches that you can bike to easily in one day in the immediate area, and it is really saturated with caches.

I guess in the next two weeks I will be trying to see if I can get it approved.

Haffy
05-13-2007, 10:38 PM
Unfortunately Memorial weekend plans are made well in avance for us and we will be in Connecticut. Maybe another year if it becomes annual.

It's not Memorial weekend it's Columbus weekend in October.

FuddsGirls
05-14-2007, 06:18 AM
Thanks Haffy. My brain doesn't always work well in the evening. October would be great and not too far away for us.:o

team teebow
05-14-2007, 08:10 AM
Looks like this is taking place during Moose season and Team Teebow is working that weekend at the family deer shop. Bummer :(

You never know,maybe all the deer and moose will hide from the hunters and there will be nothing for us to do.:DThen we could hang out with our geocaching freinds.

hollora
05-14-2007, 10:57 AM
I know that there is about 10 caches that you can bike to easily in one day in the immediate area, and it is really saturated with caches.

I guess in the next two weeks I will be trying to see if I can get it approved.

As some of us would say in Maine - wicked good! You are right about caches in the area - some nice ones.

As for the campgrounds, of course camping or eatting the BBQ, there would be a charge. If they are letting folks in without a charge, to socialize, for the event all the better.

Hope you can get this published - it sounds like fun.:)

pjpreb
05-14-2007, 05:59 PM
Did someone say camping??? We *love* camping! Sounds like a fun time! :)

hollora
10-08-2007, 08:20 PM
Thank you John for hosting this event. It was a learning curve, in many ways.:( I enjoyed attending, had great food, met new folks, renewed friendships, grabbed loads of caches and had a great time.:D

I want to thank you for your efforts! Your effort to coordinate an event (your first), listen to comments from folks and to introduce some newbies to Geocaching.

Your efforts to teach new folks is the most important part of what happened this weekend. Regretfully, folks did not realize the event was both days (me being guilty too) and they that could come on Saturday or Sunday. Also, there may have been a tad of confusion:eek: about the details (bbq on Sat night and one at 11/12N on Sunday, etc.). Fortunately everyone who came on Sunday understood. The pot-luck breakfast was really nice - what a concept! I want to note here - Team Richards arrived with a Crock Pot of bacon - if only for a short visit!

I may be out of school, but, would like set the record straight on this forum that John had nothing to gain, nor did the campground on hosting this event. They provided - free of charge - a beautiful lodge building for use the entire weekend:) , rest rooms, free internet wifi and the free potluck breakfast to anyone who came. John's post of details and fees on the event page was to just make clear - what was free and what was not.

Some people are better with word than others. The bottom line is an event for socialization, education and camaraderie is the backbone of making our sport better and getting to know one another.

Thank you again for your efforts Hawk chucker. I am pleased to have gotten to know you and consider you a Geobuddy. If you retire to Maine you will become one of us but I fear you will never loose your accent! LOL;)

Cache On!

tat
10-08-2007, 08:46 PM
I wish I could have been to this one! A bunch of us were up on the Golden Road, so we know it was an awesome weekend to camp out. Hope to make the next one!!

hollora
10-08-2007, 09:28 PM
Woo Hoo - and thank you TAT for posting. We knew there were a few up North - but there are soooo many others who missed a great opportunity.

Hey, I, too, sometimes have trouble finiding a cache LOL

Sounds like you guys had fun - wanted folks to know what a great job John did and how hard he tried.

See you soon all at the Low Tide Event!