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2013 Junior Ranger Camp

Junior Ranger Camps at Clara Barton National Historic Site and Glen Echo Park 2013.

Camp 1: July 10 & 11 Camp 2: July 17 & 18

Camp 3: July 31 & August 1 Camp 4: August 7 & 8

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

History will come alive for children ages 9-13 during two-day camps with fun-filled learning activities related to Clara Barton's life and the history of Glen Echo Park. Children will gain an understanding of the National Park Service mission and the national significance of both sites.

The theme of the 2013 Junior Ranger Camps will be Civil War to Civil Rights. The year 1863, one hundred and fifty years ago, was a pivotal year for the Civil War and the life of Clara Barton. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued, African American men joined Union military service and Clara Barton was introduced to the concept of equal rights for African Americans. One hundred years later, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech inspiring Americans to strive for true equality and defining the vision of the Civil Rights Movement.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call 301-320-1410 for reservations. Clara Barton National Historic Site is located at 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Junior Ranger Program

Pick up a Junior Ranger Booklet at the Ranger Station. Complete at least 5 activities then return and a Park Ranger will check your work. You will earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Also, walk next door to the Clara Barton National Historic Site, complete activities in the book and earn an additional badge and certificate.


"Look What I Saw at Glen Echo Park"

Coloring Contest

A Call to Young Artists!

Are you between the ages of 3-8 years old? Have you ever been to Glen Echo Park? Do you enjoy coloring and drawing?

The National Park Service at Glen Echo Park wants young artists to submit a colorful drawing of something neat you saw at the park! Not only will your work be showcased on our official Facebook page, but the first place winner will receive a Passport to Your National Parks stamp book and a Buddy the Bison stuffed toy!

Click here for the coloring sheet. This 2-page document includes instructions for entry on the first page and the coloring sheet on the second.

How to Enter:

Once you have created your drawing you may submit your worksheet via email to e-mail us or send via US mail to:

NPS Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

Please remember to include contact information with your submition.

Note: Once your drawing has been submitted all rights to the drawing are relinquished to the National Park Service.

Submissions will be posted on our Facebook page in the order we receive them.

Winner Announcement:

The winner of the coloring contest will be announced on Facebook and during on Labor Day Art Show event on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Winners do not have to be present to claim prize; prize will be mailed to the address provided with entry submission.