Junior Ranger Program

Become a Junior Ranger!

Youth ages 9-11 are invited to join park staff as we explore, learn about, and respect nature at selected parks from June-August. Participants who attend 3 or more activities and complete a Junior Ranger logbook can earn their Junior Ranger badge and certificate. At least one of the 3 Junior Ranger activities must be a Junior Ranger program from the list below, but other programs including staff-led campfire talks, guided walks, park events, and self-guided hikes can count toward the badge. All Junior Ranger activities are free, but parking fees may apply. To ensure safety, a parent or guardian must participate with anyone under 18 years old.

Hand in your completed Junior Ranger logbook at any of the below events or mail it to Attn: Michelle Armijo, 298 Garden Hill Drive., Los Gatos, CA 95032

  • Saturday, June 25 at 10-11:00am, Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear County Park (Visitor Center-Lake Entrance) as we discover the clues left behind by wildlife. Sign up here to become a wildlife detective!
  • Saturday, July 23 at 10-11:00am, Mount Madonna County Park (Ranger Station), sign up here to explore what makes a redwood forest so magical.
  •  Saturday, August 20 at 10-11:00am, Anderson Lake County Park (Coyote Creek Visitor Center), sign up here to discover the world of birds of prey by investigating owl pellets. After the Junior Ranger activity stay and enjoy our 1st Annual Coyote Creek Habitat Day event from 10:00am-1:00pm

Questions? Email [email protected]

Junior Rangers completing activity booklets

What are people saying about this program?

“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



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