Teen Ranger Registration Open for Summer Program

Posted on April 6, 2017

After the program’s first two years were a sellout success, Essex Region Conservation’s Teen Ranger program will continue this August. The program, designed for young people aged 12 – 15, exposes participants to a wide range of activities and outdoor skills.

“Our certified education staff will guide Teen Rangers through hands-on experiences,” explains Danielle Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Communications and Outreach Services. “Program graduates will have an enhanced appreciation for all that makes this region the place for life, improved team-building skills and self-awareness.”

The program will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays in the month of August at Conservation Areas around the region including Holiday Beach (Amherstburg), Hillman Marsh (Leamington), Cedar Creek and the John R. Park Homestead (Essex).  Participants will:

  • 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 native species
  • Gain homesteading skills such as blacksmithing, tending farm animals, weaving and more
  • Get a Teen Ranger T-Shirt!

Cost for the four-week program is just $120 and registration will be limited to just 40 participants.  More information can be found online at www.erca.org/teenranger

For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.

Digital Media Attached: Teen Rangers dip netting for Benthic Macroinvertebrates at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area in 2015.