Become a Junior Ranger
Join the PGE Parks family and entertain your kids from home!
Become an official PGE Junior Ranger
PGE’s Junior Ranger program encourages young Oregonians to explore the outdoors, but when you can’t get to our parks, we have online options too!
This self-guided, activity-based program is designed for children ages 5 to 12, although anyone who feels like a kid at heart can join in! Children can earn awards by completing educational activity books.
Download the activity books to become a Junior Ranger in your own home.
Ready to earn your Junior Ranger badge?
Follow these easy steps:
- Download Activity Book No. 1.
- Complete the activities.
- Turn in your completed activity book
- In person: Bring your completed packet to one of our campgrounds during your stay.
- Email: Scan or take a picture of the completed pages in your activity book and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include your name and address so that we can send you an award!
- Mail: Send your completed activity book with your name and address to:
PGE Parks and Recreation
Junior Ranger Program
33831 E Faraday Rd.
Estacada, OR 97023
NOTICE: NOTICE: Due to our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, staff supporting the Junior Ranger Program are often teleworking, so the mailing and processing of awards (badges and adventure pens) may be delayed. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for your award.
Activity books remain available for download, and caregivers can always help children celebrate their achievements with the Junior Ranger Certificate of Completion.
Ready for your next adventure, ranger?
Kids who have completed the first activity book are encouraged to continue exploring with Activity Book No. 2. Try these hands-on activities anywhere you like to spend time outdoors.
Children can earn their official Junior Ranger Badge by completing and turning in Activity Book No. 1. They can earn the official Junior Ranger Adventure Pen by completing and turning in Activity Book No. 2.
You can download and print the official Junior Ranger Certificate of Completion at any time. You can even hold your own “swearing in ceremony” complete with a pledge, certificate signing and a photo shoot.
Post your photo to social media, use #PGEParks and tag @PortlandGeneral so we can share in the celebration.
Self-guided camping activities
Our parks offer educational programs during the summer months, but we also provide activities for visitors to learn and explore on their own, year round.
Printable activity sheets: