Young Rangers

Our Young Ranger Scheme is open to those aged between 11 and 17 and allows participants to spend time outdoors and learn new skills while completing practical conservation tasks around the National Park.

How it works

Young Ranger sessions take place once a month on a weekend in various locations around the National Park. They usually start at 10am and finish by 3pm and may include tasks such as bushcraft, vegetation control, footpath drainage, navigation skills and habitat or wildlife surveys.

The sessions are managed by appropriately qualified and experienced National Park staff and volunteers. They can also use your experiences with us to count towards Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the John Muir Award.

Do young people need to attend every session?

No, we understand family life is busy and people will occasionally have other plans. Confirmation of attendance is required five days prior to each activity session by either email or through the Young Ranger’s facebook page.

What do young people need to take part?

Young people are required to bring their own drinks, snacks and lunch and need to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather (we can help out with wellies and waterproofs where needed).

Young people will also need transport to the location of the task.

Funded Transport

Unfortunately we are unable to assist with transport into the National Park for everybody, however a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has allowed us to help facilitate attendance for families and young people within the areas of Teesside, Whitby, Scarborough and Catterick. If you would like to find out more about this, please use the contact details below.

How to join

If you would like further details on how to join our Young Ranger Scheme then please contact our Youth Engagement Officer, Mary-Jane Alexander, or phone 01439 772700

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