FRANKTOWN, Colo. - If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 12 who would like to become a park ranger someday, Castlewood Canyon State Park has a day camp opportunity for you. The four-day Junior Ranger Camp, July 23-July 26, 2012, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., teaches the responsibilities of a park ranger, the wonders of Castlewood Canyon and how to have fun in the outdoor world.
Participants must bring a backpack packed with a lunch (except for Thursday) and filled water bottles. Campers should wear water tolerant clothing, good hiking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Participants should also pack a positive attitude toward others and our environment.
On the last day of our camp, Thursday, the prospective Junior Ranger will take his/her parents for a hike and demonstrate what he/she has learned. Be sure to plan your day accordingly. A light lunch will be provided for all. Each Junior Ranger will receive a certificate and a badge upon completion of the camp.
A fee of $50, payable to Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park, will be assessed for each participant to cover the cost of materials and Thursday's lunch. A valid park pass is required as well. The cost is $7 for a daily or $70 for an annual pass. To reserve a place for your future ranger please call 303-688-5242. Space is limited, so don't delay.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado's state parks, please see: http://parks.state.co.us
. To learn more about Colorado's wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us