Kids & Youth

Volunteer and Park Ranger in the classroom


Our young visitors can become an official Junior Ranger at Canyon de Chelly National Monument! Canyon de Chelly is a great place for families to learn about the cultural and natural resources and the importance of preserving them.

Stop at the Visitor Center to pick up a free worksheet, pencil and trash bag. Complete the activities and return the worksheet to a Park Ranger to earn a badge, postcard, and booklet. The Junior Ranger Worksheet is available online too. 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.



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 25, 2018

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