5.1. What are Geocaching Adventures (Lab Caches)?
Geocaching Adventures or "Lab Caches" is a toolset for creating and sharing interactive experiences and adventures using a unique combination of locations and content delivered through smartphone technology.
- To create an engaging and educational experience for event participants by using a temporary series of geocaches that are unique and achievable for everyone.
● Mobile-friendly, co-branded web application accessible via any smartphone or device with Internet service, including a desktop computer.
● Custom URL for your web app which can be shared with a small group or large audience to keep the experience private or public.
● Integrated statistics dashboard included for the host to view: Top players, First to finds, Total completions.
● Web-Based Adventure Builder Tool for experience-creation and administration by the "builder".
How it works:
Two or more temporary geocaches are hidden in different locations (indoors or outdoors).
Information and images are submitted through Geocaching's Adventure Builder for each location.
Participant navigation to locations can be facilitated through the integrated compass and distance indicator, as well as with clues provided by the Adventure Organizer.
"Find Codes" are hidden at each location and, when found, entered into a mobile friendly web page to complete each geocache/location in the series.
The start time and duration of the Adventure is defined by the organizer.
An award is given upon completion of all geocaches/locations in the Adventure, such as an automated souvenir, discount code or coupon for a physical prize.