Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Junior Ranger Program

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 Sundays 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.  





Registration for the 2017-18 is open - click here to register!

 Contact Anna Harrod at 845-255-0919  ext 1239 or for the member discount.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Mohonk Preserve is able to offer this extensive program for a tuition of $800 Members/$865 Non-Members. Families can choose to pay in installments with $400 due at the time of registration, $200 due in October and the balance of$200 for members/$265 for non-members due in December, or you can pay the full amount at registration


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 anot always possible. Below is the calendar of events for the course. Items in red are mandatory to receive a certificate of completion.


June 12, 2017 Registration Opens at 12noon
July 14, 2017 Final Day for Full  Refund of $350 (minus $50 processing fee)          
July 21, 2017 Final Day for Partial Refund of $200
September 24, 2017 Teambuilding Initiatives/Map and Compass Skills
October 15, 2017 Climbing Instruction with Alpine Endeavors
November 12, 2017 Backpacking Skills/Leave No Trace
January 13 and 14, 2018 Wilderness First Aid Instruction/CPR
February 11, 2018 Winter Ecology at the Daniel Smiley Research CenterDSRC
March 11, 2018 Hike Leader/Interpretive Guide Training
April 15, 2018 Trail Maintenance/Invasive Species
May 20, 2018 Final Gathering/Trip Planning (3-5PM pre-trip ralley with families)
July 23-July 27, 2018 Trip to the Adirondacks

For questions, contact:

Anna Harrod
Education Coordinator
845-255-0919  ext 1239