The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in almost all parks, and some Junior Ranger programs are national. Many national parks offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service "family" as Junior Rangers. Interested youth complete a series of activities during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch and Junior Ranger certificate. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages can participate.
National Park Service Junior Ranger Programs
Please email us for a downloadable Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site Junior Ranger Program.
Every Kid Outdoors website
Young Writers ProgramsThe National Park Service in partnership with the Hudson Valley Writing Project offers unique summer experiences for students each year. For more information about the Hudson Valley Writing Project please visit their website. For more information on past student projects please visit Courageous Writers: Hyde Park.
Last updated: November 12, 2019