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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Discovery Guides can be picked up at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. Activities in the Discovery Guide will challenge and inspire you. This workbook will open your eyes to the dunes as they have never been before. The guide is for ages 5-15 and has two activity levels. With the completion of the guide you will receive a Junior Rangers badge and a certificate of completion.

The Junior Ranger summer program is available to 7-12 year olds. This weekly program offers a wide variety of activities and challenges relating to the Indiana Dunes. Hike the dunes with a Ranger, stay overnight in a camp setting, do challenge activities for team building, work with various agencies of the park such as Resources Management and Fire Management, and learn to appreciate the park's beauty and biodiversity.

The Advanced Junior Ranger program is available to kids age 13-15. This weekly program offers a wide variety of activities. The activities are more advanced and the overall emphasis of the program is on careers. The children will learn about the variety of jobs found in the National Park Service, environmental education field and the field of parks and recreation. They will also learn what it takes to get a job and compete in today's work place. For more information on these programs please contact Kip Walton at (219) 926-7561 ext. 244.

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