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.
Fall 2017 Junior Ranger Programs
Fall programs are full, please check back in the Spring for more programs.
*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