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Family Camping with the Urban Park Rangers

Sleep under the stars! Camp overnight in our parks with our Urban Park Rangers as your hosts and guides. Pitch a tent under the stars and settle in for a night of adventure. Some of our family-friendly camping programs may feature a Ranger-led nighttime hike through the woods, storytelling, and s’mores! We’ll bring the tents; just bring your own sleeping bag and bedding.

Our overnight camping events are extremely popular, and in order to make sure that we can accommodate families as fairly as possible, registration is conducted through an online drawing prior to the event. To register for the drawing, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page.

A park ranger holds up a peregrine falcon

Urban Park Rangers: 40th Anniversary
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers this year by joining us on more Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more! 

Family Camping with the Urban Park Rangers Events

Friday, May 24, 2019

May24

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt ParkBronx

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Registration is required. Registration opens on May 15.
Free!

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May24

Family Camping and Astronomy: Queens

at Fort Totten ParkQueens

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in the park with the Urban Park Rangers! Registration is required. Registration opens on May 15.
Free!

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Jun 7

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Inwood Hill Park, home to Manhattan's last remaining natural forest. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on May 29.
Free!

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Jun 8

Family Camping: Queens

at Alley Pond ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping with the Urban Park Rangers and your family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories. Registration is required. Registration opens on May 29.
Free!

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Jun 8

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in this beautiful Staten Island park with the Urban Park Rangers. Registration for this program is required. Registration opens on May 28.
Free!

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Jun14

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in this renowned park that is home to Brooklyn's only lake and the last remaining natural forest in the borough. Registration is required. Registration opens on June 5.
Free!

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jun22

Family Camping: Bronx

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Registration for this program is required. Registration opens on June 12.
Free!

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Jun22

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Inwood Hill Park, home to Manhattan's last remaining natural forest. Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on June 12.
Free!

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