Be A Junior Ranger

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If you complete the Junior Ranger program at our park, you can earn this badge to show the world that you are a San Juan Island Junior Ranger!

Are you planning a visit to San Juan island National Historical Park? Do you want to have fun while learning about the Pig War, plants, animals, rocks, and the seashore?

If so, San Juan Island National Historical Park's Junior Ranger Program is for you! It is an exciting way for kids of all ages to explore the park's natural and historical wonders.

What is a junior ranger?

A junior ranger is someone who, after attending ranger programs and completing activities in a workbook, promises to help protect and preserve the history and environment of San Juan Island National Historical Park. It is a great way to learn and have fun in the park! When you are a junior ranger, you will be able to teach others about how best to take care of nature.

How do you become a junior ranger?

When you arrive on San Juan Island, stop by and pick up a free workbook at American Camp or English Camp. American Camp is open from May-November. English Camp from June to September. You may also print out your workbook ahead of time: San Juan Island Junior Ranger Activity Book (

The workbook is designed for children eight or older, but also works for younger children by omitting a few activities. A good rule of thumb is to complete the same number of activities as your age. Remember that it is always OK to ask an adult for help.

Complete the activities in the booklet and, if possible, go on a ranger guided walk, then return your completed worksheet to the American Camp Visitor Center (Memorial Day-Nov 15) or English Camp Visitor Center (Memorial Day through Labor Day).
A park ranger will check your answers, sign your Junior Ranger Certificate and either present or mail you an official San Juan Island National Historical Park Junior Ranger Badge.

Here's our address:

San Juan Island NHP
Attn: Junior Ranger Program
PO Box 429
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

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Last updated: February 22, 2024

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P.O. Box 429
Friday Harbor, WA 98250


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