For Kids

Jr Ranger Program at Val-Kill
Become a Junior Ranger!

NPS

"Explore, Learn, and Protect!" The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country; each taking an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.

NEW - Become a Junior Ranger at Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill)

 
Every Kid In A Park
Fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid for the 2017-2018 school year and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites.
 
 
Girl Scout Patch

The Resource Stewardship Girl Scout Ranger Program invites Girl Scouts to participate in projects at national parks sites to spark their awareness of the National Parks and Girl Scouting; to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources; and to promote their exploration of natural and cultural resources, environmental science and conservation careers. Girl Scouts can earn certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.

 
Webrangers
Webrangers - This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. If you love your National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you.
 
 
National Park Foundation

Electronic Field Trip - Gives students the opportunity to learn about a particular topic through National Parks they may never get a chance to visit.

 

Last updated: July 2, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Phone:

(845) 229-9422
November-April Val-Kill is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday through Monday Val-Kill is open from 12:30-4:00. May - October Val-Kill is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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