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Santa Clara County Parks Jr. Ranger Program

Published on: 10/5/2015 8:19 AM

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Do you like to hike? … Are you curious about Nature?

Learn to track a coyote or deer.
Imagine yourself as a Native American.
Explore the habitats of bobcats, raccoons, birds and fish.

exploreBecome a Jr. Ranger!

Jr. Rangers are ages 9-11 (usually 4th-5th grade).
Jr. Ranger Programs run in several County Parks each spring and fall.
Registration is limited to 20 kids per park.
Jr. Rangers usually meet once a week for two hours, four weeks in a row (Schedules may vary).
Jr. Rangers may participate in this program only once. (Sorry, no repeats.)

On the first day each Jr. Ranger is given a free T-Shirt and logbook. Each day they meet, Jr. Rangers explore park resources through hands-on activities and outdoor adventures with park staff. Jr. Ranger badges and certificates are awarded based on attendance and good behavior. Graduating Jr. Rangers may also be invited to a free overnight campout with program staff.

discoverFor more information or to get on the mailing list for upcoming program dates and locations, call (408) 918-7770 or email Please include your name, phone number and mailing address (or email address) so we can contact you. Fall program schedules are posted in August. Spring program schedules are posted in March/April.

If program dates and park locations are posted below, register your kids now!

Download the Jr. Ranger Registration Form below, fill it out and send it in. What a great way to get your kids outdoors and into a free, safe and fun program!

Fall 2015 Jr. Ranger Programs - OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

​Dates ​Times
​Anderson / Morgan Hill Tuesday-Friday
​October 27-30
​Calero / Southwest San Jose ​Mondays, Tuesdays ​October 19, 20 & 26, 27
​Ed Levin / Milpitas Tuesday-Friday
October 20-23
​Hellyer / South San Jose FULL
​Thursday, Friday
Oct. 8, 9 & 15, 16
​Sanborn / Saratoga ​No Fall Program
Stevens Creek / Cupertino CANCELLED Wednesdays Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 ​4-6pm
​Vasona / Los Gatos ​No Fall Program
​Martial Cottle / South San Jose    ​No Fall Program
​Motorcycle Park / South San Jose - call for more information
​Saturdays ​September 19, 26; October 3, 17, 24, 31
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.


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