Camp Rangers Program (CRs)

KIDS for the BAY offers a Camp Rangers (CRs) Program for campers ages 12 – 13. This is an excellent opportunity for youth who love being in nature, have a passion for science and enjoy working with younger children to take on a special helping role and prepare to become Leaders in Training/Interns.

If you are interested, please email with the subject line “Camp Ranger” and we will provide further instructions on how to register.

CRs will gain experience leading activities with younger campers while exploring in nature and increasing their own understanding of science and the natural world. CRs help lead games, read stories and participate in all camp activities and science investigations. They also help to teach our campers how every living thing is interconnected, and encourage them to become Inspired Environmentalists! Alongside our campers, CRs will explore bay and ocean shorelines, hike along beautiful creeks, study insects in ponds, investigate lake ecosystems, go kayaking on the bay and much more!

“I love this camp! It taught me about the environment in a fun, playful way that makes learning easy and satisfying. I loved working with the kids, watching them be curious, and have fun. When I went to this camp, my counselors made me feel so welcome and proud of the work I did and I loved being able to give other campers that experience.”

Gabriela, Leader in Training

“I love being around kids and I love being in nature, so I thought that KIDS for the BAY was the place for me! This week we saw a whale and I got to see it with the kids. That day was the highlight of my summer! I learned more about leadership and responsibility and those are things I need to one day become a leader here.”

Adilu, Leader in Training

Camp Rangers age 12 – 13 years will work with our Adventurers Camps to help support our younger campers age 5-7 years.

We offer spaces for up to two CRs per camp session, for up to a total of three sessions each summer for each CR. Please see the capacity status below as you consider your registration:

2023 Session Themes and Locations

Week One, June 12-16
Stream Science Rangers: Ages 12-13 Full

Week Two, June 19-23
Bay Science Rangers: Ages 12-13 Full

Week Three, June 26-30
Science Rangers: Ages 12-13 Full

Week Four, July 10-14
Zoology Rangers: Ages 12-13 Full

Week Five, July 17-21
Bay-Ocean Rangers: Ages 12-13 Full

Week Six, July 24-28
Ecology Rangers: Ages 12-13 Full