Summer Letterbox Adventure blends a scavenger hunt with elements of geocaching to provide a fun – and free – summer activity for families. Families have from Memorial Day weekend through the end of July to visit parks, follow clues to find hidden boxes along the trails, and experience the beautiful natural spaces in Delaware County.
Registration is done with our partners, the Sunbury Community Library, Ashley Wornstaff Memorial Library, and the four branches of the Delaware County District Library. Complete information about the 2017 Summer Letterbox Adventure will be coming up in May!
More than 1,900 children and their parents participated in the 2016 Summer Letterbox Adventure, which was the project’s 9th annual. Everyone had a blast finding the boxes hidden in the parks, and of the children who participated, 375 completed the project by finding at least 6 of the 8 boxes. Kids got some great prizes: the first 150 county wide who found all 8 boxes received a pair of binoculars or an insulated lunch bag. And six lucky winners (one from each library) received prize packages with bird feeders and seed/suet (from Champion Feed and Pet Supply), backpacks (from REI), gift cards from Taranto’s Pizza and Fundamentals, and a bundle of wildlife field guides from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
As always, thank you so much to the Delaware District Library branches, Sunbury Community Library, and Ashley Wornstaff Library for assisting with the project! We could not do it without you.
Finally, THANK YOU to Preferred Wireless for donating the binoculars and lunch bags!
See you next year!