Junior Ranger Program

Children and youth explore nature in Yosemite’s popular Junior Ranger Program.

Among Yosemite’s most popular interpretive programs, the Junior Ranger program encourages outdoor exploration, a love of national parks and a healthy lifestyle from an early age. In the past seven years, the number of kids participating in Junior Ranger programs has tripled. By participating in ranger-led nature walks and completing environmental-activity workbooks, kids can earn their one-of-a-kind wooden Junior Ranger badge.

The 2014 Junior Ranger program will include two new pilot programs: Yosemite Search and Rescue rangers and a special commemorative Junior Ranger patch to honor and celebrate Yosemite anniversaries.

Thanks to your continued support, there are more programs, more rangers and more children learning about and connecting with the outdoors and Yosemite.

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My child became a Junior Ranger May 1. I was so happy, I cried! I think I’m going to do it on my next trip, since there are no age restrictions.

Carla Chapman
Yosemite National Park visitor