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Christopher Claycomb wins CONY geocaching event

Christopher Claycomb wins CONY geocaching event

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Campground Owners of New York (CONY) today congratulated treasure hunter Christopher Claycomb from Duke Center, Penn., for finding the special National Get Outdoors Day geocaching coin hidden at Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort in Bath, N.Y. June 9th. 

Hickory Hill is one of 10 CONY campground locations offering geocaching this summer through Columbus Day.

Christopher Claycomb won the 2012 CONY geocaching contestUpon finding and redeeming the coin on June 9 — this year’s date for National Get Outdoors Day — Claycomb was awarded a Garmin eTrex 10 handheld GPS device by Rosemary Curtis, Hickory Hill operations manager.

This is the fourth year CONY is offering geocaching as a summer-long recreational activity for campers and visitors. It is the second year that CONY has offered a geocaching contest as an event for the annual National Get Outdoors Day, which promotes healthy, active outdoor fun.

According to Groundspeak, Inc., on its website at geocaching.com, “Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online.” The website notes there are over 1.75 million active geocaches hidden around the world, and over 5 million enthusiasts.

“CONY developed a geocaching program for its member parks so that they could include it as a new and fun outdoor recreational activity for their campers,” Said Suzanne Bixby, CONY marketing and communications director. “We want to do all that we can to encourage people – especially young people – to get outdoors and experience the lasting benefits of recreation in addition to camping.”

For more information about geocaching with CONY, go to http://www.gogeocachingny.com

For more information about CONY campgrounds and RV parks, go to http://www.nycampgrounds.com

For more information about National Get Outdoors Day, go to http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org

SOURCE: Campground Owners of New York press release

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Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

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