Be A Junior Ranger

Kid and ranger exploring the biota of Pamlico Sound
Ranger and kid exploring the biota of Pamlico Sound

National Park Service

The Junior Ranger Program is a fun way to learn more about our park and how you can help protect it - just like our park rangers! The Junior Ranger Program at the seashore is designed for kids ages 5 to 13.

This is an in-park program and must be completed while you are at the park--we do not mail out booklets or badges.

To become an official Cape Hatteras National Seashore Junior Ranger during the summer program season (mid-June to Labor Day), you will need to:

  1. Attend two ranger programs - there is a program schedule in In The Park, the park newspaper, which you can get at any of our visitor centers

  2. Complete the Junior Ranger booklet (available at any of our visitor centers) appropriate for your age.

If you complete the booklet, you will earn a Junior Ranger badge.

If you are visiting the park during any other time period, you can earn a Junior Ranger badge by completing the booklet.

Last updated: January 2, 2020

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


(252) 473-2111

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