Mid Michigan College, Clare County MSU Extension, 4-H of Clare and Gladwin Counties, and Jay's Sporting Goods are partnering to offer a free event for local families.

The National Children’s Day GooseChase Event is open to families with youth 5 to 10 years of age. Older children are welcome to participate, but event activities were designed for the above age group. This free self-paced experience for families encourages participants to enjoy the great outdoors together, get creative, and build meaningful connections.

Families will participate as household teams, complete fun missions, and share their progress with other participants on GooseChase, a scavenger hunt-like app.

Missions can be completed any time Sunday, June 13. Families can participate from home, cabin, cottage, the campground, or wherever they may be! All that's needed for this program is a smart phone or tablet with a camera and internet connectivity.

Families can expect to learn about and or participate in the following activities: fishing, hiking, camping, water safety, wild flowers, sidewalk chalk art, reading, storytelling, listening, and much more.

Preregistration is required at


Teams may be eligible for prizes based on their point levels in the app.

Before completing the registration, each team needs to download the GooseChase app at https://www.goosechase.com/download/ and set up an account. The username that you choose for your team will need to be given at the time of registration. Teams that do not have usernames that match their registration and the GooseChase app may be ineligible for prizes.

To learn more about this event contact Lifelong Learning at (989) 386-6651 or lifelonglearning@midmich.edu.

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