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Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Over 800,000 children (of all ages) became Junior Rangers last year across the country. Join Park Rangers and Junior Rangers this year for an afternoon of fun, while exploring, learning about and protecting your national parks.
Junior Rangers young and young-at-heart are invited to spend either the morning or afternoon participating in the National Lakeshore’s special Junior Ranger Day. Find Your Park with fun activities for all ages. Children can earn an official Junior Ranger Day badge. Meet Park Rangers at the D. H. Day Log Cabin to design your own arrowhead, paint on the beach, learn basic knot tying techniques, and other fun activities from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. or from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Then attend the swearing in of the National Lakeshore’s newest Junior Rangers at the cabin at 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow both ceremonies. Please park in Glen Haven and walk the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail to the log cabin in the D. H. Day Campground. Accessible parking is available next to the log cabin and can be reached by traveling through the campground.
All programs are free. Participants need only purchase the Park Entrance Pass or have an Annual Pass displayed in their vehicle to join in the fun.