6th Annual Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt
May 20, 2017 — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What: 6th Annual Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt
When: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Saturday, May 20, 2017
Where: Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge's pavilion outside the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding Twp., NJ
Cost: $10/adult, $5/child (6 to 17), free for 5 or under.
Registration: Strongly recommended. We want to have enough supplies! Please complete the form below or call (973) 538-3500.
Calling all would-be explorers, adventurers, and buccaneers! The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt is back for another year of outdoor fun!
Think you know a thing or two about New Jersey's Great Swamp? Then it's time to test your powers of navigation and observation to find out!
Begin the Scavenger Hunt at 10:00 a.m. or later by checking in at GSWA’s Home Base under the pavilion at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge’s Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center. (The Visitor Center is located just inside the Lee's Hill Road park entrance at 32 Pleasant Plains Road in Harding Township, NJ.)
We will provide you with a route to travel, questions to answer, and a list of treasures to find throughout the 55-square-mile Great Swamp Watershed region. It's your job to navigate to each treasure site, seek answers to the questions and riddles provided, and then return to Home Base with all your spoils.
Remember to hurry back to 32 Pleasant Plains Road at 3:00 p.m. because your day of pilfering booty will earn you several chances to win some special prizes at our Scavenger's Tricky Tray!
A free cookout waits for all who participate, so don’t forget your barbecue enthusiasm. We love it when our guests participate in the picnic! Feel free to bring along a covered side dish (to share or not). We’ll supply the burgers, dogs, and drinks.
All are encouraged to attend, especially family groups and larger scavenger hunt teams.
What to Bring: Conditions may be hot, cold, muddy, or wet, so please dress for the weather. Sturdy outdoor footwear is strongly recommended. Consider bringing some snacks for the road, or visit a local business if you want lunch. Bringing water (in a reusable container) is recommended. Picnic side dishes and lawn chairs are welcome.
Ability Level: This event is suitable for almost all ages and ability levels. (Strollers are not recommended.) Great distances (sometimes miles) separate scavenging sites, but most are easily reached by car or bicycle. You are not required to visit all sites, and may proceed at your own pace. This is an outdoor event, so you may need to traverse boardwalks, uneven ground, pools of water, and mud.
For more details, please speak with a GSWA staff member at (973) 538-3500 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.O. Box 300
New Vernon, NJ 07976
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Morristown, NJ 07960
973-538-550 - GreatSwamp.org