Check out the Maryland State YouTube Channel Follow us  on Twitter Folllow us on Facebook Email Us DNR Home

Fort Frederick State Park Hosts Junior Rangers Program

Naturalist Charlie Sullivan showing Junior Ranger participants that it is possible to create a flame using objects found in nature.

Big Pool, Md. (July 6, 2012) ─ Fort Frederick State Park staff invite children ages 8 to 12 to participate in their Junior Ranger program, a fun-filled week of nature and history related activities, hikes and discussions. The program will take place at the park from 9 to 11:30 a.m., July 16 to 21, and conclude with a cookout and overnight camping experience in the fort’s barracks on the final day.

“It is a great way for children to get outdoors and learn about Fort Frederick’s natural and historical past,” said Historical Interpreter Andy Ogle.

Children must attend all five weekday sessions in order to participate in the Saturday overnight session. There is a $25 non-refundable charge for each child to cover snacks, crafts and other activities for the week. The deadline to register is July 12. Space is limited.

Fort Frederick State Park is located off of Route 70, exit 12 at State Route 56 in Big Pool, Maryland.

For more information or register their child, parents should call the park at 301-842-2155, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


   July 6, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov