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Santa Clara County Parks Junior Ranger Program

Published on: 4/23/2018 2:16 PM
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Does your child like to hike? 
Are they curious about Nature?
Sign them up to become a Junior Ranger!​

The Junior Ranger Program is a great way to get your kids outdoors and into a free, safe, and fun program! Programs take place in several County Parks each spring and fall for kids ages 9-11 (usually 4th-5th grade). Junior rangers explore park history and nature through outdoor adventures with park staff. Students who successfully complete the program earn a badge and certificate! Graduating junior rangers are invited to a free overnight campout with program staff.

Spring 2018 Junior Ranger Programs 

Spring 2018 Jr. Ranger Programs - Closed. Check back in the fall.  
Park/City​ Days​ ​Dates ​Times
​Anderson / Morgan Hill
Calero / South San Jose
Ed Levin / Milpitas

Hellyer / South San Jose

Martial Cottle / San Jose
Sanborn / Saratoga

Vasona / Los Gatos
Motorcycle Park / South San Jose
Call for more information


* For Motorcycle Park, participants must own and know how to operate their own motorcycle equipment. Call (408) 226-5223 for more information about this program and its requirements.
“In the junior ranger program, I felt like I was with everyone else, and not alone.  I was happy being with new friends and with nature.  My life changed through the course of the program.  It made me feel like I was more involved.  When I wasn’t doing anything I felt lazy, tired and bored. And now I feel energetic and amazing.  The program helped me so much.” – 2017 Junior Ranger

“I wanted you to know what a life changing experience Jr Rangers has been for my son and how he is carrying those experiences forward with him.  Ranger Mike and the Jr Ranger program has made such a positive impact in my son’s and our family’s life, enriching it beyond expectations.” – 2017 Junior Ranger Parent

For more information, call (408) 918-7770 or email

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