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
- Half-day program
- Select any two activities, selections are subject to approval
- An aquatics director is not provided
- Up to 30 campers
SeiningParticipants meet the inhabitants of the water when they use waders and nets to collect creatures in the shallows.
FishingParticipants are taught safety procedures for fishing. Each is given a fishing pole and bait and is instructed on the basics of fishing.
CanoeingThe 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.
HikingParticipants get to spend time in the park bird watching, insect hunting and identifying trees. Hikes can be light, moderate or vigorous.
OrienteeringParticipants 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.
HistoryParticipants enjoy a typically moderate walk around a park while discovering the historical significance of the area.
BirdingParticipants 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.
Scavenger HuntParticipants will work in groups or by themselves and get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts.
For more information, or to schedule a Custom Adventure, please call (212) 360-2774 or call 311 and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.