Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Booklet front cover


Become a Junior Ranger!

Junior Ranger booklets (pdf 1.73MB) are available both at the Visitor Center and online. Filled with fun activities, these books reveal the wonders of Fort Union to kids and parents alike. By completing the exercises, participants earn a Junior Ranger badge and a signed certificate. Activities are designed for ages 6 to 12.
2011 Junior Ranger Camp award ceremony
2011 Junior Ranger Camp award ceremony

Fort Union National Monument

Junior Ranger Camps

Looking for a more immersive, hands-on Junior Ranger experience? We host Junior Ranger camps every summer. Join us for an all-day exploration of Fort Union's unique cultural, natural, and military aspects.

We will be hosting two Junior Ranger camps in 2021: Thursday, May 27 (for ages 7-9) and Friday, May 28 (for ages 10-12).

Both camps are free. Spots are limited, so please register in advance! Enrollment begins May 1, 2021. Call 505-425-8025 to register.

Junior Ranger Campers should wear comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, a hat, bring sunscreen and a bag lunch not needing refrigeration. We will be following the latest CDC guidance regarding COVID-19. We ask that all participants wear masks and practice social distancing.

Last updated: April 3, 2021

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PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753


(505) 425-8025

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