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

NPS

The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in almost all parks, and some Junior Ranger programs are national. Many national parks offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service "family" as Junior Rangers. Interested youth complete a series of activities during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge and Junior Ranger certificate. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages can participate.

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 2018-2019 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.

Last updated: October 7, 2018

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4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Phone:

(845) 229-9422
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