ECRDA Club Hunts:

On Cloud Nine - May 19 & 20, 2018 - Ocean City, NJ

The ECRDA's ninth annual open-to-the-public beach hunt, On Cloud Nine, will welcome hundreds of THers to family-friendly Ocean City NJ. Your registration includes two adult hunts each day and lunch both days.

❉ Hunts

We'll host two adult hunts each day, as well as a Kids Hunt on Saturday. There will be an optional "big silver" hunt on Saturday, and an optional Gold Hunt on Sunday. Registration is limited to 180 attendees, not including kids.

❉ Prizes

As always, we'll be awarding lots of great prizes including top-of-the-line metal detectors, additional detectors, silver and gold coins (including Reales!), and much more. And there are several additional contests throughout each day!

❉ Lunch

As always, lunch is on us: pizza, ziti, and sausage & peppers. We'll also supply soda and water. When you register at the Music Pier each morning, coffee & snack cakes are on us, too.

❉ Miscellaneous

  • The Hunts go on, rain or shine. You might want to bring rain gear for your machine, and for you.
  • As always, we'll need volunteers to help out with the Kids Hunt.
  • Seating might be an issue; we have to share the available chairs. You might want to bring your own, just in case.

❉ Gold Hunt (optional)

Our special Gold Hunt takes place on Saturday (see schedule). Cost is $20 for each; sign up at the registration table. We will award one prize for every 5 hunters registered! Prizes include 1/2-gram and 1-gram gold bars, 2-peso coins, and a 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle coin!

Here's the hunt flyer & registration form. Grab it now, fill it out, and send it in. Registration is limited to 180 attendees, so don't delay!

See you at the Music Pier!

Set your GPS to this address:

Ocean City Music Pier
825 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226

❉ Kids Hunt

As we do every year, our very popular Kids Hunt will be held on Saturday for budding treasure hunters age 13 and younger -- and we have plenty of helpful members who are ready to assist your kids.

While an adult must accompany their charges, only the kids need to register.

Depending on their ages (and height), some kids can wield a metal detector, but more typically, a member will show the kids how it works, and then the adult will use the detector and guide the kids.

Every child will have his own small area of the beach where he/she will find several buried treasures. (They are in sand, and are easily scooped up.) These are typically interesting-looking foreign coins which they can keep. Every child will also find a raffle ticket guaranteed to win a larger prize including toys, coins, fossils, and such... up to bicycles and a metal detector.

Parents can register their kid(s) on Saturday morning from 9 am right up until 10:45 am (the hunt starts at 11), but you'll want to get there an hour or more earlier; last year we welcomed over 60 children. It's a very popular event!

We invite and encourage everyone to spread the word to kids' clubs and associations; it's a great way to introduce them to our fascinating hobby. As always, we will need volunteers to assist with the Kids Hunt on Saturday. If you're interested in assisting them in the hunt, you can mark the appropriate box on your registration form, or you can sign up at the event -- and you'll be entered in an exclusive contest for a gold coin for your efforts. We anticipate a great turnout, and we look forward to having you join us.

❉ The Schedule

Saturday, May 20, 2018

8:00 am - Registration (1 hour)

9:15 am - Instructions for Hunt #1
9:30 am - Hunt #1 begins

10:45 - Instructions for Kids Hunt
(Our members will help kids who do not have a detector)
11:00 am - Kids hunt begins

12:00 pm - Lunch - provided by ECRDA

1:15 pm - Instructions for Adult Hunt #2
1:30 pm - Hunt #2 begins

2:45 pm - Instructions for Optional Ed Mollahan Memorial Silver Hunt
3:00 pm - Optional Hunt begins
Sunday, May 21, 2018

8:30 am - Registration (1 hour)

9:45 am - Instructions for Hunt #1
10:00 am - Hunt #1 begins

12:00 pm - Lunch - provided by ECRDA

1:15 pm - Instructions for Hunt #2
1:30 pm - Hunt #2 begins

2:45 pm - Instructions for Optional Gold Hunt
3:00 pm - Optional Hunt begins

✓ Token/prize redemption immediately following each hunt ✓ Detectors will be available for those in the Kids Hunt who do not have one ✓ Signups for the optional Hunts at the registration table

❉ Lodging

The ECRDA has arranged for discounted rates at selected properties for your convenience. As always, to receive the discount, all reservations must be made by calling the properties directly. You must mention you are part of the ECRDA event. We'll add more accomodations as they become available.

Once these sell out (and they will), you'll find a variety of affordable, family-friendly hotels, motels, and B&B rooms in and around Ocean City NJ. For a listing, click here. You can also visit the Ocean City website for info on restaurants, shopping, other events, and more.

Impala Island Inn
1001 Ocean Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Rate: $178 for 2 nights
Includes 'Taste of Ocean City' bonus package

Distance to Music Pier: 0.5 miles
Wild Dunes Inn
801 10th Street
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Rate: $208.00 for 2 nights
Includes 'Taste of Ocean City' bonus package

Distance to Music Pier: 0.5 miles
You must mention you are attending the ECRDA Hunt.
Additional properties will be added soon!