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    National Park Arizona

Junior Ranger Camp - East District

Junior Rangers hike the Freeman Homestead Trail at Saguaro National Park's east district

Junior Rangers explore the Freeman Trail during camp.

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2014 Saguaro East Junior Ranger Camp Information

The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park will offer three Junior Ranger Camps during the month of June. These camps are designed for children 6 - 11 years of age. Participants will learn about the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert through ranger-led hikes, environmental games and craft projects.

Each camp will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Saguaro National Park East. Wednesday afternoon includes a graduation ceremony where participants will become official Junior Rangers. This ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon - family and friends are invited to attend.

Applications will be accepted from February 15 through May 4, 2014. A lottery drawing to determine registrants will be held on Sunday, May 4th with results available later that afternoon. Download an application here, and drop it off or mail it to the visitor center at 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, 85730. Call (520) 733-5153 with any questions.

The cost of the three day program is $30.00 per child.

 
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JUNIOR RANGER CAMP DATES:

Camps for New Campers age 6-11:
June 9-11, and June 16-18.

Graduate Camp for Returnees:
June 23-25.

Did You Know?

Javelina

"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.