The Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp is an opportunity for children to learn about American and environmental history in a fun, innovative way! The camp takes place at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for two, Monday - Friday sessions.
During the week, kids will be immersed in social and environmental history, two important aspects of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Through hands-on activities, campers will learn what it was like to be Civil War soldiers and artillerymen and, for a day, drill, march and learn weapon safety just as soldiers did 146 years ago! Kids will also experience civilian life through activities teaching about clothing, etiquette, food and outdoor cooking techniques of Victorian America.
In addition to social and military history, campers will learn about their local environment. On guided hikes lead by botany experts, campers will discover (and taste!) the site’s edible landscape by exploring the Battlefield’s nearly 3,000 acres of fields and woods. Additional archeology and “Leave No Trace” classes allow kids to understand their role in protecting precious landscapes.
Off-site programs include visits to other local national parks where site rangers will conduct special activities just for Kennesaw “Mountaineers.” We believe kids learn better when they are having lots of fun! Through this unique combination of physical activity, presentations, hands-on creativity and a diverse yet cohesive subject matter, kids WILL grow to appreciate the story of their past and the natural world around them. At the end of their week with us, kids will not just be junior rangers...they'll be Junior Ranger Mountaineers!