Junior Ranger Challenge

Have Fun and Earn Prizes

The Junior Ranger Challenge program is a series of challenges for kids to work on with their families, classmates, teachers, or friends. Kids can earn prizes!

Two Easy Steps

  1. Complete as many challenges as you can. It's more important to do your best work than to complete every challenge. Parents, teachers, even older brothers and sisters - we expect you to help out the Junior Ranger. Teamwork is awesome!
  2. Once you have completed as many activities as you can, e-mail a copy/photo of your favorite challenge to the Junior Ranger Challenge program to unlock a special challenge and receive activity sheets to print at home. If you would also like to receive a special surprise in the mail, please include a mailing address in the body of your e-mail.

The Junior Ranger Challenge program is designed for children ages 8 through 12 and their families and teachers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. But, we encourage you to still visit the sites and continue to learn about the role Delaware played in creating this nation.
Yes! We encourage you to ask your friends, classmates or family for help. As a ranger, you will often work with others on a team.
Take pictures or scan your work and e-mail the images to firststate@nps.gov. You can also mail your work to:

New Castle Court House - First State NHP
Attn: Ranger Sam
Junior Ranger Challenge Program
211 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19701
No, submit photos of your work whenever you would like.
No. You will need to explore all of the Junior Ranger Challenges to see what the reward is.
This program is for children, but will require a family effort. Grown-ups looking for ranger jobs should apply online at usajobs.gov.

Last updated: July 24, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
Attn: First State NHP
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720


(302) 544-6363
This phone number is not staffed. You can leave a message on the park's main phone number (302-544-6363) and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you are visiting one of the seven sites, and need specific information, please refer to the "Places to Go" page for phone numbers and addresses of each site.

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