Every summer, Vicksburg National Military Park is proud to host Junior Ranger Camps for area students. These week-long programs help to expose children to Vicksburg National Military Park and the National Park Service through educational and fun activities. All camps are free, but interested families must apply in advance. Generally, applications are posted and dates are announced in Spring of every year.
There are two options for Junior Ranger Camps. The traditional Junior Ranger Camps are geared towards 8-12 year olds and aim to spark students' interests in park history and natural resources, while showing them the value of having Vicksburg National Military Park in their backyard. Ranger-in-Training Camp is desigend for 13-16 year olds who have perferrably completed the traditional Junior Ranger Camp. Ranger-in-Training Camp introduces students to career possibilities in the National Park Service, the importance of volunteerism, and to encourage the next generation of park stewards. Rangers-in-Training become leaders for the Junior Ranger Camps, and are prepared to become part of the park's living history program the following summer.
Applications are made available by the first week of May each year.
Junior Ranger Camps
2018 Summer Camp Schedule:
Junior Ranger Summer Camp:
Applications will be available in early May 2018. Campers for Junior Ranger Camp will be selected through a lottery system. Campers for Ranger-in-Training Camp will be chosen based on level of interest expressed in the application. Questions? Contact the camp coordinator at 601-619-2968.
Last updated: March 15, 2018