IPEI Scavenger Hunt April 2023

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    How can I sponsor this event?

    I have always been a fan of these activities!
    We at Cornell University’s Office of Community Relations are honored to provide sponsorship for this event!

  • What’s this all about?

    Join IPEI’s friends and supporters in a fun exploration of the downtown (and nearby) area!

    Ithaca, NY, April 29.

    IPEI will host a Scavenger Hunt for families and community members on Saturday April 29. This OINE DAY fundraising event will take place downtown.

    Participants will receive a clue sheet and challenge themselves to find and visit multiple locations in and near downtown.

    Registration details:
    Participants may register for the event online by 5 PM on Friday, April 28.

    Online registration will close at 5 PM. Registration can occur on the day of the event on the Ithaca Commons, but prices may increase. 

    Event details:
    Once you’ve signed up, a clue sheet will appear in your email on April 29!
    ~12 clues will lead you to places of historical and cultural note in the downtown Ithaca area.

    You’ll have to interpret the clues, visit the locations and take images of yourself at the locations you believe correspond with the clues.

    Once complete, send all images to IPEI, who will share the locations and identify winners!


    Some more details:

    The locations within the hunt are all within walking distance of the Commons. you do NOT need a car. Bikes, scooters, etc, are allowed where permitted by local laws and rules.

    The estimated walking time and distance for the Hunt are ~2-2.5 hours, and approx 4 miles, though your time and distance may vary as you determine your route!


  • Find us on the Ithaca Commons between 9 AM-5 PM on Saturday, April 29.
  • Check out some images of our 2022 hunters!

    2022 Winners

    Find ‘Em all:                    

                    Pam Crosby        Downtown Ithaca Hilton and Kilpatricks

                    Rodney Chinn    Wegmans Gift Card

                    Kate Forester    Dan Small Presents tickets

                    Renee Giroux    Dan Small Presents tickets

                    Paige Morse       Dan Small Presents tickets


    Find ’em Most:                              

                    Edy Krauss                        Odyssey Bookstore

                    Carolyn Belle-Abbott        Local bookshelf from the History Center of Tompkins County

                    Carmen Flores                   The Cats Pajamas gift certificates!


    Family Activity Edition:                              

                    Sarah Davidson                 Science Exploration Kit and a Stuffed animal cat from Alphabet Soup!

                    Kristen Rothman              The Cat’s Pajamas gift certificates!


    Best Pic: All feet in the air!         

                    Katrina Rudmin                 The Brain Shoppe gift certificate AND a Trader Joes snack bag!

    • Thanks to our 2022 event sponsors and prize donors
    • Thank you to our community supporters!
    • Location sponsors make IPEI's grants possible!

      Join this list- make a gift to support grants in the 12 locations of ICSD learning!

      Email ipei@ipei.org to learn more!

    • Did someone say prizes?

      Complete our Scavenger Hunt and be entered into drawings to receive great prizes!

      Prizes will be awarded to a variety of Scavenger Hunters based upon the following criteria: 

      Find ‘em all!

      2 Prizes will be awarded to 2 random participants who successfully locate and submit all 12 locations. 

      Names will be added to a ‘hat’ and drawn after 5 PM on Sunday, April 23!


      Find ‘em … most?! (8 or more correct)

      2 Prizes will be awarded to 2 random participants who locate and submit at least 8 correct locations. 

      Kids Activity Packet Prizes

      2 Prizes will be awarded to families whos kids complete the Kids Activity Packet version of the Hunt!


      Best Family/Pair or Pod pic at a location!

      IPEI’s board and volunteers will share out the best image from each location to win a prize! (1 prize per site)

      (“Best” is all in the eye of the beholder… but make us smile!)


      Special thanks to our prize donors- the Treasure sponsrs:



      We'll see you on the Hunt!
    • We'll see you out on the Hunt!