Be A Junior Ranger

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.

For programs and a schedule of events click here.

Children can earn a badge by completing activities in the Junior Ranger Handbook or with our Junior Ranger, Jr. cards. Both are available free to the public and can be obtained from CVNP visitor centers. When complete take your book or cards to a visitor center to recive a Junior Ranger badge from a Ranger.

Another Junior Ranger opportunity is to become a Great Lakes Junior Ranger, exploring, protecting, and learning about the Great Lakes. Today, there are 15 national parks located on or near the Great Lakes.


Junior Ranger Events
November 2017 - March 2018


  • $6 per child, adults are free.
  • $4 for Conservancy Members


  • Registration for all events is required.
    • Call 330-657-2796
    • Or visit the Conservancy page here.
  • A parent or guardian is required to attend the programs with participating children.

Junior Ranger Jr - For ages 4-6

Saturday, January 20, 2018 | Shape of Snow
Snowflakes and icicles are among the interesting patterns to discover in the winter. Join a ranger for a hike to find the beauty in snow. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | Starlight, Starbright
Nighttime in the park may seem scary, but nature has its own night light. Explore twinkling stars and learn about the night sky through activities, stories, songs, and a hike. 5 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 | Salamander Party
Salamanders are on the move. Get the lowdown on slimy skin and sticky eggs. Through science, crafts, and story, learn about amphibians. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Junior Ranger - For ages 7-12

Saturday, January 13, 2018 | Winter Tracks
Snowshoe Snowshoe a section of the Cross Country Trail and discover the animals living in the upland evergreen forests. Must have at least 4 inches of snow. 1 - 3 p.m

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | Nature Expressions: Sculptures
This winter look for sculptures in the natural world and then try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 | Amphibians on the Move
Spring is the time for amphibians to move from the forest to the ponds. Discover why they make this journey. Be prepared to hike and search for amphibians. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Junior Ranger Teen: Kayaking Basics

Have fun mastering basic paddling skills on a calm lake. Classes are led by rangers and certified instructors from Crooked River Adventures. For ages 12-16. $12 per teen.
  • Check back next summer for more kayaking events!


Welcome to WebRangers!
Visit the WebRangers web site, the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. Your adventure begins with a membership card and a chance to create your own on-line ranger station. Once you log-in, you can post stories or photos, scan the best park webcams, take online safety courses, and complete activities to earn rewards. When you have completed all the activities, you will earn the WebRangers patch.

Last updated: January 9, 2018

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15610 Vaughn Road
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