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

    and/or
  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.

If you are not able to visit the park, you can still become a National Park Service Junior Ranger on-line and learn about the jobs of park rangers by visiting www.nps.gov/webrangers. Complete all the activities and you can become a Web Ranger!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:

(252) 475-9000
For general information or inquiries, please contact us via this phone number.

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