Washington NPS Junior Ranger Programs for Your #WildChild

Hey military fams in the Evergreen State! Megan, one of your Washington Ambassadors, here to share a rad National Park program for your #WildChild!

Did you know that your kiddo can have fun learning and exploring on their way to becoming a National Park Junior Ranger?

From the National Park Service:

Explore. Learn. Protect.

"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."


Here's a roundup of Washington's National Park Junior Ranger programs:

(And a bonus in northern Oregon!)

  • Ebeys Landing National Historical Reserve | Coupeville, Washington

Ebeys Landing Booklet

Ebeys Landing Worksheets

  • Fort Vancouver | Vancouver, Washington

Fort Vancouver Junior Ranger Program

Fort Vancouver Booklet

  • Klondike Gold Rush | Seattle, Washington

Klondike Gold Rush Junior Ranger Program

Klondike Gold Rush Booklet

  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area | Coulee Dam, Washington

Contact the Visitor Center (509-754-7830) to arrange to pick up your packet.

  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Park | Long Beach, Washington

Lewis and Clark Junior Ranger Program

  • Manhattan Project | Hanford, Washington