First, the mama needs to do some reconnaissance around the campground. Use different landmarks and clues to create a "map" or instructions to the treasure.
Make sure you have all the appropriate gear: map, binoculars, shovels, hat, bike gloves, pack...
Then, begin the search!
X always marks the spot.
Have your friends help you dig.
Or just supervise.
Enjoy your treasure! I didn't get a great picture of this. Basically, I used an old plastic container (the kind you get your salad in at Costco) and filled it with treats: candy and bubble gum. I had also made lanyard-type necklaces to hold Lipsmackers (for girls) and Carmex (for boys).
I have some more crafty plans for the lanyards on future camping trips. We will add to the ring with a stick cross we make, a name badge etc. More on that when we make some progress.