Kids & Youth

Every Kid in a Park Logo of three children playing outside

Every Kid in a Park Logo.

Every Kid in a Park

Hey fourth graders! In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100, come see America's natural wonders and historic sites. The Every Kid in a Park program allows every fourth grader and their family to visit parks for free from now until August of 2016.

Get a voucher for a free park entrance pass at Bring the voucher with you to Fort Necessity and we will exchange it for your pass. Educators can visit the educator section of the Every Kid in a Park
web site
to download a classroom activity and pass vouchers for the whole 4th grade class.

At Fort Necessity National Battlefield, the Every Kid in a Park pass admits the 4th grade pass holder, other children and up to three accompanying adult guests.

Centential Art Contest logo

Western Pennsylvania National Parks Centennial Art Contest

Fourth graders are invited to draw about their experiences in the five Western Pennsylvania National Park: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, in Blair County; Flight 93 National Memorial, in Somerset County; Friendship Hill National Historic Site, in Fayette county; Fort Necessity National Battlefield, in Fayette County and Johnstown Flood National Memorial, in Cambria County. After visiting one of the five national parks 4th grade students who reside in one of the local counties where the parks are located (Blair, Cambria, Fayette or Somerset) are invited to submit their art to the Centennial Art Contest.

Winners of the contest will have their art on the 2016 Five Park Annual Pass and receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the bookstore. A complete set of rules is available here. The contest ends October 31, 2015.


The Fort Necessity Junior Ranger badge

Junior Ranger

Children 6-12 can visit Fort Necessity and upon completion of the activities earn the Junior Ranger Badge. Learn more about becoming a Junior Ranger.

Illustration of George Washington in a colonial uniform

Young George Washington's Adventure WebRanger activity.


Kids of all ages can play games and learn at the National Park Service’s on line Junior Ranger web site, WebRangers. Be sure to check out "Young George Washington's Adventures" and learn about Washington's difficult and hazardous journey to ask the French to leave the Ohio River Valley.

Three boy scouts and a prak ranger screening soil

Boy Scouts participating in the Archaeology merit badge program.

Programs for scout

Fort Necessity presents guided programs for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Learn about the programs offered for scouts.


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