Download the USFTH Treasure Hunt Description & Rules (.pdf)

Download the USFTH Participant Log (.docx)

Download the USFTH Parent Info Sheet (.docx)

Paper copies can also be picked up at The Legacy Center, Creative 360, & the Chippewa Nature Center during regular business hours!

Ultimate Summer Family Treasure Hunt

This summer, The Legacy Center has teamed up with Little Forks Conservancy to create the Ultimate Summer Family Treasure Hunt. The Ultimate Summer Family Treasure Hunt runs from July 9th – August 6th, 2021. The treasure hunt is an activity to get families and children out and exploring what the great outdoors of Midland county has to offer while building on important Developmental Assets.

Developmental Assets are a framework of 40 positive supports and strengths that the Search Institute of Minneapolis has determined young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets). Some assets that the Ultimate Summer Family Treasure Hunt can help build are:

  • Tracking down treasures and sharing thoughts, ideas, and experiences can help to build Positive Family Communication skills
  • Allowing children to decide what paths to take or treasures to hunt can help to build Planning and Decision-making skills
  • Empowering children to be a “navigator” or in charge of the logbook can help to build Responsibility
  • Finding treasure after working together can help to build Self-Esteem

To learn more about the Developmental Asset Framework, click here.

Using Google Maps, choose a set of coordinates found on the USFTH Participant Log and drive to the destination. Once at the destination, solve the clue and look for the “treasure” (a small trinket box inside a plastic bag). “Treasures” will be hidden, but not buried. “Treasures” may be hiding under, in, or around landmarks or the natural flora of the area. They will not be more than 15 feet from marked trails and paths. When you find the “treasure” take a sticker and place it in the sticker square on the log sheet. Then make sure the lid is on, the bag is sealed tight, and put the “treasure” box back in the same spot it was found. Record the name of the location, answer the questions, and explore the area.

Locations are in no particular order, your family can choose whether to stay in the city or go out into the County. Be sure to stay on marked trails and respect the land – leave things as you found them or better! If a “treasure” cannot be found within the vicinity of the given coordinates and clue, please contact The Legacy Center at 989-496-1425 extension 109, so we can do a “treasure” check. Some destinations may have rugged terrain, so make sure to wear proper footwear, use sunscreen, hydrate, and have fun!

Gift Card Drawing:
Once your family has visited and logged at least 5 destinations, your family will be eligible to win one of two $25.00 gift cards for ice cream or a $50.00 pizza dinner gift card. Want more chances to win? Take a family selfie including at least one family member showing the coordinates on the “treasures” bag without revealing the location name. Then post it on our Facebook feed using USFTH in the comments, and/or tag us on Instagram or Twitter feeds using #tlc4cs or #usfth. Each family selfie adds one more entry to the drawing. One family selfie per coordinate set. Post the selfie on each site for 3 additional entries. Please step away from the treasure’s hiding spot while taking the picture. We don’t want to spoil the fun for others!

To confirm your family’s entry into the drawing we MUST receive an emailed picture or screenshot of the completed log (front and back) to by August 13th. Please, make sure the parent/guardian name and email address are legible. The drawing will take place on August 14th. Winning families will be notified through email and announced on The Legacy Center’s website and social media pages.