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 will open May 1 2017.
When you register online, you will be emailed a link to download the activity packets for the appropriate age group. Online registration is available May - July 26. The activities in the program packets can be completed on your own time throughout the summer within our Burlington County Parks.

There are also individual events led by our park staff from July - August that coincide with the topics in the Junior Ranger activity packets. These events take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Saturday mornings. Please note that those who reside in Burlington County will receive first priority over non-residents for event registrations.  You have to register your child for these events in addition to the overall Junior Ranger Program. Registration for events will be open 2 weeks prior to the event, and you will receive an email reminder to notify you. Contact the Parks Department at 609-265-5858 or via email with any questions. 

Parent / Guardian Accompaniment


Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate in the Junior Ranger events, and parents / guardians should be prepared to stay for the duration of the event, which is typically ranges from about 1 hour – an hour and a half.

What to Bring to Park Events


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

Junior Ranger Event Schedule


Registration is required for all events and is separate from the overall program registration. Those who are registered for the overall Junior Ranger Program will receive the full event schedule with park locations and times, as well as an email reminder when registration is open for an event.