Home > Blog > National Junior Ranger Day

This page may contain affiliate or sponsored links. For more information, see our terms of use.

National Junior Ranger Day

National Parks Junior Ranger Program

This year, April 29th is National Junior Ranger Day! 

About the Junior Ranger Program: The National Park Service Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program available in most national parks, offering kids the opportunity to join the National Park Service “family” as Junior Rangers.

Youth can 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.

More information about the NPS Junior Ranger Program: CLICK HERE  Find National Parks in the state of Virginia: CLICK HERE

Bonus Info: Find information on the Virginia State Parks Junior Ranger Program Here!

Bonus Info: National Park Week is April 22 – April 30 this year. Entrance fees will be waived on April 22, 2023, to kick off the celebration and to encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person.

Bonus Online Event: On April 25, 2023 at 1pm – Celebrating Stories of Young Conservation Leaders: Advancing Sustainability & Environmental Justice