The Junior Ranger Program is an opportunity for teens, ages 13-16, to learn the skills and gain the knowledge needed to pursue a career as a ranger or naturalist and give them a leg up on job and college applications. Taught by staff from the Education and Stewardship departments of the Mohonk Preserve, this program meets monthly on Saturdays from September through May, typically from 9am-3pm. The final program in the course is a weeklong Adirondacks trip where participants will be able to put their skills to use in the largest park in the contiguous United States.
Register here for the 2016-17 program!
Thanks to generous donor support we are able to offer this extensive program for a tuition of $800 Members/ $865 Non-Members. An installment payment plan is available on the registration form.
Participants must be between the ages of 13 and 16 at the start of the program. While we encourage participants to attend all programs, we understand that it is a huge time commitment. Below is the calendar of events for the course. Items in red are mandatory to receive a certificate of completion.
2016-17 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|June 22, 2016||Registration Opens at 12noon|
|July 8, 2016||Final Day for Full Refund|
|July 22, 2016||Final Day for Partial Refund|
|September 24, 2016||Teambuilding Initiatives/Map and Compass Skills|
|October 15, 2016||Climbing Instruction with Alpine Endeavors|
|November 12, 2016||Backpacking Skills/Leave No Trace|
|December 10, 2016||Wilderness First Aid Instruction/CPR|
|January 14, 2017||Wilderness First Aid/CPR|
|February 11, 2017||Winter Ecology at the DSRC|
|March 18, 2017||Hike Leader/Interpretive Guide Training|
|April 8, 2017||Hunter Education|
|May 13, 2017||Trail Maintenance/Invasive Species|
|July 24-July 28, 2017||Trip to the Adirondacks|
For questions, contact:
845-255-0919 ext 1239