Urban Park Rangers
Custom Adventures: Programs for Summer Camps and Youth Groups
Connect inner-city youth to the natural world through outdoor adventure. Customized day or overnight programs promote environmental stewardship and foster trust, problem solving, and team building in a safe, secure environment. Paddle a canoe, hike through the woods or spend the night under the stars!
Single Day Programs - $250
- 3 hour program
- Select any two activities, selections are subject to approval
- An aquatics director is not provided
- Up to 30 campers
For more information, or to schedule a Custom Adventure, please call (212) 360-2774 or call 311 and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.
Participants are taught how to use a bow and arrow including safety procedures, how to hold the bow, knock an arrow, aim, and shoot. Participants must be at least 8 years old.
Participants meet the inhabitants of the water when they use waders and nets to collect creatures in the shallows.
Participants are taught safety procedures for fishing. Each is given a fishing pole and bait and is instructed on the basics of fishing.
The group is given instructions on how to operate the boat and safety procedures. Participants must be at least 8 years old and securely fit into a personal floatation device.
Participants get to spend time in the park bird watching, insect hunting and identifying trees. Hikes can be light, moderate or vigorous.
Participants will learn how to use a compass and read a map then are given a trail to navigate and must use their newly acquired skills.
Participants enjoy a typically moderate walk around a park while discovering the historical significance of the area.
Participants will borrow a pair of binoculars and discover why a bird is a bird. Participants will look and listen for birds, as they discover the most common NYC birds.
Participants will work in groups or by themselves and get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts.
Overnight Camping Program - $500
- Up to 30 campers
Overnight Camping Participants will meet the Park Rangers in the evening, pitch their tents, go on a night hike, plan games and sleep under the stars. Food is not included.
Suggested Locations for Programs
- Marine Park
- Prospect Park
- Fort Greene Park
- Orchard Beach
- Pelham Bay Park
- Van Cortlandt Park
- Crotona Park
- Inwood Hill Park
- Ramble, Central Park
- Little Red Lighthouse
- Harlem Meer, Central Park
- Alley Pond Park
- Forest Park
- Fort Totten Park
- Beach 9th St, Rockaways
- Blue Heron Park
- Clove Lake Park
- High Rock Park
- Willowbrook Park
Download the Custom Adventures flyer (PDF)