Winter Outdoor Family Adventure

The Winter Outdoor Family Adventure is open to families with youth age 5 to 19, age as of Jan. 1, 2021. This free self-paced experience for families to enjoy the great outdoors, take part in winter activities and learn about many different things having to do with Michigan winters. Families will participate as household teams, complete winter themed missions and share their progress with other participants on GooseChase, a scavenger hunt like app.

Missions can be completed any time from Friday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Families can participate from home, cabin, cottage, the campground or wherever your family is located during this time! 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: snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fat tire biking, outdoor cooking, trapping, ice fishing, winter crafts, winter mammals, winter activities like building a snowman and making a snow angel. Participants do NOT need to have access to equipment for the outdoor activities to participate in this program.

Preregistration is required.

Teams may be eligible for prizes based on their point levels throughout the game.

**Before completing this registration, each team needs to download the GooseChase app at and set up an account. The username that you choose for your team will need to be given in this registration. Teams that do not have usernames that match with this registration and the GooseChase app may be ineligible for prizes.
Note that the registration is formatted as families participating together as a team, however, if there are youth age 13+ that would like to participate individually, they are welcome to do so. Youth age 12 and younger must have a parent or guardian register them on GooseChase (GooseChase rule).

Hosted by Clare County Michigan State University Extension and 4-H, Jay's Sporting Goods, and Mid Michigan College.

Registration for Winter Outdoor Family Adventure is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 20, 2021.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact Alex Schunk, 4-H Program Coordinator, Clare County, at or 989-539-7805 ext. 3.