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Contact: Jeff Wallner, (520) 733-5152
Contact: Melanie Florez, (520) 733-5151
For Ages 6 to 11 Years Old
Tucson, AZ - Saguaro National Park is seeking 6 to 11 year old day campers to participate in the long-standing tradition of Junior Ranger Camps in the Rincon Mountain District (east) this summer.
The camps, open to children ages 6 to 11, offer a variety of fun and exciting opportunities to learn about our national parks and the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. Campers will participate in early morning hikes, games and crafts, presented by National Park Service rangers and volunteers.
"Animals, plants and humans all share this desert and we each have adapted to the environment in our own way," according to Chief of Interpretation, Andy Fisher. "We are recruiting the next group of young campers to come learn, explore and protect what makes Tucson so unique."
Each camp meets for three days, Monday through Wednesday, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. A fee of $30 will be charged per child, per camp, scholarships may be available. The two camps for first-time campers are scheduled for June 8 through 10 and June 15 through 17.
"As we prepare to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service, we are focusing on connecting to the next generation of people who will care about, and care for, the world around them."
Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information, or to get an application, visit on-line at Junior Ranger Camp (East District), stop by the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center, located at 3693 S. South Old Spanish Trail, or call (520) 733-5153.