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Summer Scavenger Hunt



The first week of summer quickly approaches. On that day, the Northern Hemisphere has the longest sunlight all year. The solstice takes place on June 21, 2019, at 8:54 AM.

So, we thought it would be a great opportunity to hold an online scavenger hunt that all ages could participate in! (And no, you won’t be searching for wild and obscure items on the internet.)  

Here’s how it works: During the duration of the contest, you simply take a picture or video of you doing something from our list. Then you upload it to a social media channel of your choice with our hashtag #villagesatfortirwin in the post description or comment. Some activities are right here in your own backyard, some are events in the community, and others require a little travel or exploring. The point is to get out and have some fun!

Duration: All tagged photos must be uploaded between June 17th-June 30th

Winner: We will award the 3 highest participants with summer themed gift baskets.

Additional rules: Must post photos or videos with hashtag #villagesatfortirwin during scavenger hunt dates only. Must be uploaded to the same social account or website and must be public until the winners are announced. Residents may use Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn or your own blog/website. Any resident choosing to use a social site not listed must notify us here or email to be considered.


  • Build a pillow/blanket fort

  • Camp in your backyard

  • Take a family photo in a new city

  • Take a pic with a Villages Staff Member

  • Hike Owl Canyon/Rainbow Basin (Outdoor Rec)

  • Take a selfie with your pet wearing sunglasses

  • Visit the beach

  • Try new foods at the High Desert Food Festival

  • Play a game of kickball, catch or football

  • Visit a location on Route 66

  • Sketch or paint something (anything you like)

  • Visit a museum or historical site in Barstow

  • Watch a movie at the Skyline Drive In Theater

  • Take a picture of a heart shaped cloud

  • Play a game of catch (football, baseball, frisbee)

  • Hike Mount Blackie

  • Go Paintballing (Outdoor Rec)

  • Pan for gold or ride the train at Calico Ghost Town

  • Teach someone to bowl

  • Take a picture of a beautiful sunset

  • Roast some marshmallows and/or make s’mores

  • Explore down a new dirt road

  • Howl at the moon (full moon on the 17th)

  • Have a water balloon fight

  • Watch a live band

  • Have a burger at Slash X Ranch

  • Grill up some food on the BBQ

  • **BONUS: Attend another Fort Irwin special event of your choice (worth 2 points)

Good luck and remember to just have fun!!


Photo by on Unsplash

Earlier Event: June 7
National Donut Day
Later Event: July 6
Summer Vendor Event