Gps Scavenger Hunt
Wondering how to entertain those gadget-lovers at your next conference? Wishing you could win the respect of hard-to-impress techies? Want to offer a pioneering offsite challenge using avant-garde technology? Looking to challenge your groups’ problem solving skills at a technical level as well as the intellectual?
For these reasons and more, many business groups planning their offsite are choosing our corporate gps scavenger hunt.
Recent improvements in the accuracy and user-friendliness of satellite receivers allow us to provide you with a doozy of a hi-tech thriller - the gps scavenger hunt. This type of hunt wasn’t possible a mere 3 years ago so it’s a good bet that no-one on your team has participated in a gps scavenger hunt before.
The gps scavenger hunt has the same components as our classic scavenger hunts. The main difference is that teams must use gps handheld receivers - a unit like a cordless phone with a screen that shows different map views and way points - to navigate the hunt area. In the gps scavenger hunt, as teams look for answers to questions, photo opportunities and objects using clues from their gps receiver. Teams must also stop at checkpoints where they perform a brief task to earn a password, allowing them to proceed.
The gps scavenger hunt has the added challenge of finding landmarks, checkpoints and clue answers via gps. We reword our classic scavenger hunt clues, providing gps coordinates (e.g. N40 32.102 W122 16.329) instead of specific locations. The gps scavenger hunt also incorporates pre-programmed GPS waypoints instead of our regular checkpoint descriptions.
Teams will normally have one or two members in charge of navigation – perfect for those early adopters in your group who can’t get enough of their gadgetry. Team members may be elbowing each other to get this role in the group! However; the whole team is counting on that person’s ability to figure out how to read the handheld unit accurately to win, so being the gps-handler is no walk in the virtual park.
Navigating the city using leading edge technology is an excellent team building activity for your group that dances on the cutting edge. It’s that perfect solution for IT departments, engineers and all gadget-doting groups. Contact us to learn more about our corporate gps scavenger hunt.