Kids & Youth

Volunteer and Park Ranger in the classroom


Our young visitors can still become an official Junior Ranger at Canyon de Chelly National Monument! When Canyon de Chelly reopens, consider bringing your family to learn about the cultural and natural resources and the importance of preserving them.

Even though the park is closed, the Junior Ranger Worksheet is available online. Complete the activities and mail the worksheet to the park to earn a badge, postcard, and booklet. You can even complete the worksheet electronically and email them to the Park Ranger. Thank you for participating in this program just for kids!



Another great program just for kids! Become a Webranger by completing the online activities while learning more about our National Parks.



Services available while park is closed:
Your school can still learn about the park through virtual sessions with a Park Ranger. Please email this
Park Ranger link to work out details and schedule a time for some virtual learning.

Services available upon reopening:
Is your school coming to the park? Park staff can provide orientation (15-30 minutes), conduct a talk (30-60 minutes), or lead a canyon hike (2-3 hours). Park staff can also come to your school to set up an information booth or provide a talk about park history, geology or other topics.

Please submit an official written request at least two weeks in advance by fax to 928-674-5507 and include teacher's name, contact information, grade of students, number of students and chaperones, date of visit and duration of visit. The park will do its best to schedule a Park Ranger to provide the services for FREE. Last minute request may not be honored.



Two great ways to learn more about the National Parks is to become a Volunteer or join a Conservation Crew! Both options give youth an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the park. Volunteers can help visitors at the Visitor Center or provide a short orientation for visitors. Conservation Crews hire youth to help preserve and protect the parks. Ask us about becoming a volunteer or check out the websites for Ancestral Lands Program, Canyon Country Youth Corps, and Student Conservation Association.

Last updated: January 20, 2021

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P.O. Box 588
Chinle, AZ 86503


(928) 674-5500

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