Are you looking for ways to engage your kids in the great outdoors (instead of their screens) this summer? The Junior Park Ranger program at both the Washington State Parks and the National Parks is a great way to do just that. Junior Rangers take an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family. The Junior Ranger booklet and badge program is a fun way for youth and families to explore national and state parks. Designed for youth 4 and up, this self-guided program encourages families to discover the natural and cultural wonders of the park system through fun exploration, games, and creative activities.
Are you headed out to the State Parks this summer? Join youth and families all over Washington in discovering how you can play, learn, and protect our state parks through fun and exciting activities!
The opportunities are endless. Participate in fun interactive and educational programs, design nature crafts, explore park trails, complete a Washington State Parks Junior Ranger booklet, and much more.
More information can be found on the Washington State Park’s Be A Junior Ranger and Youth Programs pages. Programs are offered free of charge for visitors who have purchased a Discover Pass unless otherwise stated.
Summer activities at state parks offer fun, learning and entertainment
Schools been out for a month and parents are starting to hear the dreaded words “I’m bored”. It’s time to head camping! Check out the great line up summer programs and events for kids (and adults!) happening in state parks all across Washington.
Whether you’re looking for a guided beach walk in search of low-tide critters, or want to listen to music from all over the world, you’re in luck! Become a Junior Ranger, and much, much more at our Washington State Parks summer activities! Visit the Washington State Parks calendar of events for ideas!