Kids & Youth

In the Park

Discover your meaning of peace. Learn what three flags fly at the memorial. Look across the lake where the Battle of Lake Erie happened. Discover why it was one of the most important events in US history. Listen to the sound of a carronade or musket fire. Create a soap boat, paint a flag, or attend one of the other programs designed especially for kids. Additional adult and famly programs are on the Ranger Program webpage. Look for special events in the Calendar and on the Special Events webpage.
Two young children are bent over, holding and looking through large magnifying glasses at the grass
During Super Bugs Nature Camp, one of several activities was an opportunity for kids to search the grass for bugs.

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Nature Camp

Every week on Sunday and Monday, join rangers at nature camp. Through different activities, young visitors and their families can explore the diverse plants and animals of Lake Erie and South Bass Island. Discover life cycles, habitats and threats. No sign up is required. Just drop in during 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Junior Ranger Programs and Books

These are designed for children ages 5 to 12, but really most anyone who wants to discover more about Perry's battle and victory, international peace, Lake Erie conservation, and other park related themes are welcome to participate


Everyday at 1:00 pm during summer, kids are invited to participate in a variety of 20-minute programs held at the visitor center. Whether it is folding the US flag or creating a flag of your own, a park ranger waits for you on the back porch. Programs range from stories about peace to pollination and invasive species in Lake Erie.


If you collect Junior Ranger badges from national parks or this is your first one, you are in luck. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial has one for the park and two others that you can earn. The second Junior Ranger book is the Great Lakes. This one is unique in that you can start it at Perry's Victory and complete it at one of 14 other national parks sites associated the Great Lakes. The third book is all about fishing. Details are found at Let's Go Fishing.


The Scout Ranger program is an official scout program in partnership with Girl Scouts USA and the Boy Scouts of America.
- Learn about the mission of the National Park Service.
- Help protect the nation's natural, cultural, historic resources.
- Explore and learn about your national parks.
- Achieve unique recognition from the National Park Service.
- Earn a special scouting patch.

On-line Games, Puzzles and More

At This Park

  • If you cannot visit the memorial in person, why not have fun with some on-line activities. Go to Online Junior Ranger for instuctions on building your own Peace Memorial and answer the question, Who was Oliver Hazard Perry?
  • And the Junior Ranger Programs are available online when you click Become a Junior Ranger .

At Many National Parks

The National Park Service has a big collection of on-line interactive activities for all ages including scavenger hunts, word games, career exploration, plant and animal studies, and other Junior Ranger Books. Whatever you might be interested in learning about there is probably a fun way to explore the topic. Here are a few activities that are related to Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.

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    National Park Service Kids & Youth

    Every Kid Outdoors

    Every Kid Outdoors allows U.S. fourth graders and family members free access to over 2,000 federal lands and waters so you can discover our wildlife, resources, and history. Every Kid Outdoors creates crucial connections to public lands and inspires a future generation of stewards for America's spectacular national parks and other public lands.

    The Kids Portal

    The Kids Portal is a kid's connection to imagination and exploration of National Parks. Are you ready to have fun and create memories that last a lifetime? Go on an outdoor adventure. Walk in the footsteps of famous people. Take in unique scenery. Explore new interests. Experience real places you may have only heard about. Get going to The Kids Portal and begin your journey.

    Youth Programs

    Youth Programs Find programs designed to connect youth and young adult to opportunities at national park sites across the nation. Apply to internships & job opportunities to acquire hands-on work experience while helping to preserve & protect our nation’s public lands. Explore opportunities through YCC, SCA, Girl Scouts of the United States and Boy Scouts of America.

    Last updated: August 3, 2023

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