Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger Program is a free summer program for children ages 5-12.

There are two levels:

  • Park Pal is for ages 5-8
  • Outdoor Adventurer is for ages 9-12

Registration & Activity Packets

Registration in the overall program is open June 8 - August 12.  When you register online for the overall program, you will receive an emailed confirmation receipt with a link to download the activity packet for the appropriate age group. The activities in the program packets can be completed on your own time throughout the summer within our Burlington County Parks.  Students who complete the activity packet can receive a unique Junior Ranger souvenir patch each year they participate!

There are also individual weekly themed activities in July - August. Those who register for the Jr Ranger program will receive interactive materials to coincide with the weekly activities. Links to past materials are included in the weekly email so that families can enjoy the activities any time it is convenient for them and the weather conditions are cooperative. 

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Junior Ranger Activity Descriptions

Please note that the events planned for this summer 2020 have changed based on social distancing regulations and continuing restrictions. They have been modified from the original plan so that they are not conducted in-person with staff and participants. Instead, families can go to the parks and do the activities on their own and report back with what they found. 

Junior Ranger Schedule 2020

What to Bring to the Park

Wear light colored clothing and sneakers and socks to do your Jr Ranger activities – no flip flops, sandals or crocs! Bring insect repellent and bottled water. A hat is recommended.