Shenandoah National Park Service Programs

Kids Activities - Shenandoah National Park

Ranger Programs

Exploring Shenandoah on a guided Ranger program is a great way for visitors of any age to engage with and explore the national park’s wonders.

Many of the programs, like Birds of Prey and The Wild Side of Shenandoah, offer close, safe encounters with national park wildlife.

Programs are offered in spring, summer, and fall. Visit the National Park Service’s website for full details.

Kids & Teens

Junior Ranger

  • designed for ages 7-12
  • finish 5 activities to earn a sticker
  • finish 12+ activities and attend 2 ranger programs to earn a patch or badge
  • free guides are available at Dickey Ridge and Byrd Visitor Centers or can be downloaded from the NPS website

Ranger Explorer

  • designed for ages 13+
  • explore Stony Man, the Appalachian Trail, and Shenandoah's Wilderness
  • free guides are available at Dickey Ridge and Byrd Visitor Centers or can be downloaded from the NPS website
Junior Ranger - Shenandoah National Park
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