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!
Custom Adventures are available in June, July, and August.
Single Day Programs - $250
- Day-long program
- 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.
Camping 101Participants will pitch a tent, build a fire, become familiar with camping equipment and explore the surrounding parkland.
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.
Wilderness SurvivalParticipants will build a shelter, search for fresh water, and test their survival knowledge as they gain a basic understanding of how to survive in the wilderness.
ArcheryParticipants are taught how to use a bow and arrow including safety procedures, how to hold the bow, knock an arrow, aim, and shoot. Staten Island only.
For more information, or to schedule a Custom Adventure, please call (212) 360-2774 or call 311 and ask for the Urban Park Rangers.