Become a Junior Ranger!
A Junior Ranger is a young person between the ages of 7 and 12 who completes the Junior Ranger activities and promises to help care for and learn more about their national park. Children 4 to 6 years old explore the park on their own level as a Junior Ranger, Jr.
Park rangers and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park staff present year-round fun and exploration to earn badges and patches for both Junior Rangers and Junior Ranger, Jrs. Junior Ranger Family Programs can be found in the 2017 Junior Ranger Family Program brochure. For more information and to register for these programs, visit the Conservancy's Junior Ranger page.
Find scheduled Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger, Jr. activities in our quarterly published Schedule of Events.
Children can also earn a badge by completing activities in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Junior Ranger Handbook or with our Junior Ranger, Jr. activity cards. Both are available free to the public and can be obtained from CVNP visitor centers. When activities are completed, take your handbook or cards to a visitor center where a park ranger will help complete the steps to obtain a CVNP Junior Ranger badge. You can also click here to download CVNP's Junior Ranger Handbook.