Junior Ranger Camp

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What is Junior Ranger Camp?

Junior Ranger Camp is a 3-day long educational and recreational program for Tucson youth, taking place at Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District (East). We'll hike, learn outdoor skills, meet rangers who do a variety of jobs, create art, and get to know one another surrounded by the beautiful environs of the Sonoran Desert.

Who Can Join?

Participants must be age 6 to 10 years old and reside in Tucson, Arizona or surrounding Pima County. All abilities and experience levels are welcome!

How Much Does It Cost to Participate?

Not a thing, thanks to support from the Friends of Saguaro National Park.

When Is It?

Spring Break -- 2024 dates TBD
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. each day
Please let us know if you need to pick your child up earlier than 2:00 p.m.

Getting to Camp

Personal transportation

Drop-off at 9:00 a.m., pick-up at 2:00 p.m. each day at the Rincon Visitor Center (3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson AZ 85730).

Park shuttle transportation

Drop-off at 8:15 a.m., pick-up at 2:45 p.m. at Gene C. Reid Park (exact location to follow in confirmation materials).

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Camp Guidelines

Prepare for your day!

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Camp Permissions

Medical and Photo Release

Last updated: April 17, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730


520 733-5153

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