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So, your child has aged out of Junior Ranger Camp and they want something more? Our Junior Ranger Journeyman Camp offers youth ages 13-17 service-learning experiences engaging the stories of Johnsonville while helping park rangers preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources. Learn what park rangers do by working side by side with them for three days. Projects will include telling the stories of Johnsonville, basics of interpretation, resource management service projects and a canoe trip. The small group size will offer greater opportunities for learning about career opportunities with Tennessee State Parks. Families are invited to join us for the graduation ceremony where the Journeyman Rangers will demonstrate what they learned from their experience.

Participants will bring their own lunches each day. Wear clothes that may get wet/dirty. Swimsuits, water shoes and towels suggested for Paddle Trip Day. Liability release forms required for all participants. Download Event Document. 

Tentative Schedule:

Wednesday, July 13

Visitor Center

9am      Service Project – Privet Patrol

10am   Park Rangers Wear Many Hats – Oral History Interview

11am   Principles of Interpretation – Mission/POETRY

12pm   Infantry Drill

1pm     Power of Objects Activity/Introduce self/object/Uniform Tote

2pm     Museum Tour

3pm     End of Day 1


Thursday, July 14

Park – Lakefront

9am     Principles of Interpretation

10am   Paddle Trip/Steamboat Trail – Paddling 101

11am   Paddle Trip/Steamboat Trail – Tour Stave Creek Homesites

12pm   Paddle Trip/Steamboat Trail – River Rescue

1pm     Paddle Trip/Steamboat Trail – Shoreline Cleanup

2pm     Paddle Trip/Steamboat Trail – Shoreline Cleanup

3pm     End of Day 2


Friday, July 15

Park – Crockett Cemetery

9am     Principles of Interpretation

10am   Service Project – Powder Magazine/Crockett Cemetery Cleanup

11am   Hike – Gunpowder Trail

12pm   Infantry Drill

1pm     Infantry Drill

2:30pm Graduation at Soldier Huts

3pm     End of Day 3

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Journeyman Junior Ranger Camp

90 Nell Beard Rd
New Johnsonville, TN 37134

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