Teen Ranger Program

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Teen Rangers look for Benthic Macroinvertebrates at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

Register online at 2018 Details Coming Soon!

The Teen Ranger Program offers young teens (ages 12-15) the opportunity to gain pre-workplace experiences outdoors while building friendships and having fun!

Our certified staff will guide Teen Rangers through hands-on experiences at a different Conservation Area each Tuesday for four weeks in August. Program graduates will have an increased appreciation for the natural world; better team-building and communication skills; and greater awareness of themselves and their abilities.

  • Practice wilderness survival skills like shelter construction, fire building, and orienteering
  • Become better canoeists by learning from ORCKA Canoe Instructors
  • Build habitats for local wildlife and learn how to identify local species
  • Gain homesteading skills such as blacksmithing, tending farm animals, weaving and more
  • Get a Teen Ranger T-Shirt!


Date Location Possible Program Descriptions
Tuesday, August 1 Holiday Beach Conservation Area Learn orienteering and other wilderness survival skills (such as knot tying, shelter building, etc.)
Tuesday, August 8 Hillman Marsh Conservation Area Monitor water quality by identifying Benthic Macroinvertebrates and other native species, build and install wildlife habitat
Tuesday, August15 John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area Become a pioneer for the day, help care for the Homestead and learn pioneer skills such as blacksmithing and weaving
Tuesday, August 22 Cedar Creek Conservation Area ORCKA certified instructors and NLS Lifeguards teach introductory canoeing skills, learn about watersheds and wetlands while paddling through Cedar Creek


Teen Rangers can either:

Be dropped-off (8:30 am) and picked-up (3:30 pm) at the Conservation Areas each week


Participate in FREE bus transportation from Windsor (8:00 am departure, 4:00 pm return, location TBA). This option can be selected on the Permission Form after registration. Bus transportation has been generously donated by UNIFOR Local 200.



Registration for the Summer 2017 program is now open! Please visit teenranger2017.eventbrite.ca to register.

Parental Permission Form:

After registration, please complete the on-line Permission Form by clicking here (preferred).


Download the Teen Ranger Permission Form and return via email to education@erca.org or by fax to 519-776-8688.  Complete permission forms are mandatory for participation.

For More Information:

Contact Environmental Educator Jessica Rose, education@erca.org.