The University of Arkansas at Hope has partnered with the National Park Service for the 4th consecutive year to offer a Junior Ranger Explorer Summer Camp August 4-6. The National Park Junior Ranger Explorer Camp connects young people to their national parks through many hands-on, guided, and self-guided activities. Once again, National Park Service Rangers Tarona Armstrong and Christian Davis and UofA Hope Community Education Coordinator Nancy Kenworthy have developed an outstanding camp that is sure to be an educational and fun experience for all Junior Rangers. The camp is open for boys and girls 10 – 13 years of age to register to attend this FREE summer camp.
On Tuesday, August 4, the campers will be issued their Junior Ranger Gear which includes t-shirt, backpack, journal, water-bottle, and their very own picture ID like real Junior Rangers. Once they get their gear, campers will travel to Little Rock Central High School Historic Site, tour the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, and enjoy lunch at Café 42. On Wednesday the students will visit the Hot Springs National Park and tour the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace home in Hope. The campers will travel to the Texarkana area on Thursday to explore the Texarkana Museum of Discovery and Regional History Museum. Camp will conclude on Thursday, August 6, with a Junior Ranger graduation at 5:00p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Science/Technology Building on the UofA Hope campus. Parents, friends, and the community are invited to attend.
REGISTRATION is limited to the first 36 participants to register. To register your student for this exciting camp, please pick up a registration form at the Technical and Industrial Building between 7:00am and 5:30pm Monday-Thursday, or print the registration form by clicking here. It is preferred that a parent or guardian of the enrolling camper return the completed form to Nancy Kenworthy at the Technical and Industrial Building on the UofA Hope Campus on Friday, July 17 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. If camp does not fill up within these 2 hours, registration will resume on Monday, July 20 at 7:30 am, and continue until all spots are filled.