Fort Union National Monument will host two all-day Junior Ranger Camps beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10.
For children ages 7-12, the camps will introduce youngsters to the diverse history and natural splendor of Fort Union through hands-on games, activities, and ranger led programs. The June 9 Junior Ranger Camp is geared for children ages seven to nine and the June 10th camp is geared for children ages ten to 12. Both camps are free of charge.
Enrollment began May 1 and closes on June 1 (or earlier once enrollment is full.) There is a maximum of 30 children per camp, so please register your child as soon as possible.
To enroll, call 425-8025 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Fort Union (1851-1891) was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the southwest. The National Park Service preserves and tells the story of Fort Union and the Santa Fe Trail. Fort Union National Monument is located near Watrous, exit 366 off I-25, 8 miles on NM-161.
For further information contact the park at (505) 425-8025 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.