Wellness Center Hides new Caches for Ongoing Geocaching Program

In an effort to promote geocaching, which is a high-tech treasure hunt, and physical activity, the Wellness Center is "renting" basic GPS units free of charge to students.

The Wellness Center will hide several caches throughout the year. (New caches are now available for campus treasure hunters to track down.) The first person to find them will receive free movie tickets. Visit the Wellness Center website, or follow it on Facebook or Twitter to receive updates when new caches are hidden.

Not the first one to find the cache? Be sure to leave your name in order to be entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 gift card to the St. Thomas Bookstore.

The Wellness Center is located in Room 113, lower level of Koch Commons.

Basics of geocaching

In  geocaching, someone hides a box (cache) and then puts the geographic coordinates online. A searchers uses those coordinates and a GPS to find the hidden cache. Most caches contain a log as a record of who found the cache.