2019 Activities and Events
                 
        
 
ACTIVITY   DESCRIPTION
  ***** Associated With The Mega Event *****

Balloon Blast Flash Mob
(Friday pre-event)
5:10 PM
February 8

A flash mob happens when a group of people assemble suddenly and perform a brief, odd act, then quickly disperse. Meet and laugh with many of the geocachers who will be attending the Yuma Mega Event. This is always a fun short activity.

This year this activity will be at theYuma Palms Regional Center (shopping mall and theater complex).


  Check out the details and log your "will attend" at GC80R29

Be sure to arrive a bit early so you don't miss it.
   You will be surrounded with great restaurants and watering holes, so you may want to take advantage of these with your fellow geocachers.

Yuma Discovery Series
(Saturday pre-event)
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
February 9








Have fun exploring some interesting areas of Yuma and earn a beautiful geocoin in the process.

2019 YUMA DISCOVERY SERIES #6

Come early... visit and laugh with fellow geochachers from near and far under the shade of the big old trees in this lovely park... trade geocaching hints and stories (we know you have lots)...

AT 8AM grab your passport and start your PROSPECTING ADVENTURE to earn one of 350 Cache Fever coins. We will have some drinks and snacks available to take with you. Watch out for claim jumpers!

In the afternoon of February 8, coordinates for the "Discover Yuma" series will be sent (via GroundSpeak) to all those who have logged that they will be attending. On Sunday (February 10) at the Mega Event, we will be at the Coin Sales table to accept passports from those who finish late.


This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to
GC80HCP
Meet and Greet
(Saturday pre-event)
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
February 9
S.W.A.G. would like to invite you to Meet 'n greet with cachers from around the country at this warm-up to the main event. Grab a beer and maybe some great food and then enjoy the company of all the cachers that will be there

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to
GC81FYN
South of the Border
in Algodones, Mexico
(Monday post-event)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
February 12

Come south of the Border and meet up at the El Paraiso Restaurant, Ave. A No.14 y2da, Los Algodones, Baja Mexico, (lunch and margaritas optional) from 11 am to noon Arizona time, then go grab the local caches and get the Mexico souvenir.

You can park on the US side of border and walk to the event and caches. All day parking fee is $6.

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to
(Event not yet posted)

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR PASSPORT FOR THIS EVENT TO ENTER MEXICO AND GET BACK INTO THE UNITED STATES
  Caches There will be many caches placed in the surrounding area for you to find and log.  They will be released the weekend of the event.
  Lab Caches Lab Caches are a new and rare geocache type that can be found by attending our Mega Event.  To find them, you'll be guided to various points of historical interest throughout Yuma.  At each point of interest, you'll have to write down a special code word that you'll use later to log the cache as found.
***** At The Mega Event - Sunday, February 10 *****
Registration
9:00 AM
Once you arrive to the event, head straight for the Registration area to sign the log, receive your door prize ticket, and get a bag of souvenir goodies.
Food Vendors (To Be Determined)
Geocaching Related Vendors
Go to our vendors page
Or click on one of the links to the right
drives Cache Closet

Additional vendors are expected to sign up soon
Geo Bingo Get to know other geocachers! Find someone who meets the description in each Bingo box, and then write their username in that box! (For example, another geocachefinder who has scuba dived to find a cache.)  The first players to fill the squares around the border or completely black out the sheet will win special geocaching-related prizes
  Poker Run
$ $ $ $ $
Pick up a playing card at each of five nearby caches and see if you get a winning poker hand.  Cash prizes will be awarded.
X Marks The Spot Each participant will be given the same coordinates  to find and mark with their GPS.  The person who is closest to the coordinates will be the winner.
CITO Challenge Test your skills against other cachers to see who can pick up the most pennies with a trash grabber in a timed competition.
Best Cache Container
Design Competition





Bring your  creative cache container to the event for the contest.  It will be judged on the most interesting and unique design.  The guidelines are: it cannot be store-bought unless it has been modified, it must comply with Groundspeak's guidelines for legal caches, and it must not contain your caching name or any other identifying marks.

There will be 3 adult groups and 2 youth groups.  You need to decide which groups your cache qualifies for and which one you  would like to enter. 
1.  Engineering:  moveable parts or  electrical
2.  Craftsmanship:  no moving  parts
3.  Camouflage
4. Youth groups: a) Under 13 years old   b) 13 thru 17 years old

The contest closes at 10:00 AM
       Photo Booth Take your selfies, group photos, family photos etc. at our Photo Booth during the Mega Event. We will have a background and props that you may use.  A host will be available to take pictures for you using your phone or camera, or you may take your own. There is no charge for this service; it is just planned to be part of the fun at the Mega.
Travel Bug Exchange




TRAVEL BUGS are various objects with a trackable number ON them or a tag ATTACHED to them. These items are meant to travel from one cache or event to another. At this year's MEGA EVENT cachers will be able to drop off, pick up or just 'discover' them.  Before dropping off a Travel Bug, each one must be logged  into the event's inventory (via geocaching.com).  Cachers picking up these Travel Bugs will then log them into their possession.  Cachers can also just 'discover' these items without taking possession of them.

Volunteers at these tables will NOT be responsible for any personal Travel Bugs or coin collections.  Please do NOT leave them on any of the tables to be picked up later.
Path Tag Exchange This is an opportunity to give, get, or trade Path Tags.
50/50 SWAG Donation
Giveaway
Tickets will be available for a donation. Half of the collected amount will be awarded, split between multiple winners; the other half will go toward the cost of the event. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
Yuma Fire Department The Yuma Fire Department will be on hand to display a
fire truck from 10:30 to 12:30
US Border Patrol The Border Patrol will have an information table set up; stop by and visit and ask questions. Learn how they protect our borders
Boy Scouts A local Boy Scouts troop will "Present the Colors" at 9:15 AM and have a booth where they will help people make letterbox stamps. They will also hide a couple of caches for kids to find.
Geocaching Related Vendors Be sure to visit our vendor booths to see all the geocaching goodies available.
Door Prizes Door prizes provided by our vendors and sponsors will be awarded at different times throughout the event. 
Clean Up At the end of the event take a few minutes and help clean up the park. Plastic bags will be provided.