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Santa Clara County Parks Jr. Ranger Program

Published on: 4/28/2016 2:04 PM

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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!

Spring 2016 Jr. Ranger Programs – NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

​Dates ​Times
​Anderson / Morgan Hill Monday - Thursday
​May 16-19
​Calero / Southwest San Jose - Full ​Thursdays and Fridays
​April 28, 29, May 5, 6
​Ed Levin / Milpitas - Full Tuesday - Friday
April 12 -15
​Hellyer / South San Jose
​Thursdays and Fridays
May 19, 20, 26, 27
​Martial Cottle / San Jose - Full ​Tuesday - Friday ​May 31, June 1-3 ​3-5pm
​Sanborn / Saratoga - Full ​Thursdays ​April 14, 21, 28, May 5 ​4-6pm
​Vasona / Los Gatos - Full ​Tuesday - Friday
April 5, 6, 7, and 8 “REVISED”
Motorcycle Park / South San Jose Call for more information - Full Saturdays April 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
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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