Kids & Youth
JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
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.
YOUTH IN THE PARKSTwo 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