The Junior Ranger Spring Break Day Camp allows kids ages 8 - 10 to explore the wonder of wild things and Louisiana's native habitat. It will be held Monday, April, 2 through Friday, April 6, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day.
Campers will explore nature while enjoying a variety of outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, wildlife observation, hiking, and helping with habitat restoration projects. Camp activities will take place at the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Headquarters in Lacombe, LA and at Big Branch Marsh and Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuges.
The camp is a collaborative effort between the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Camp registration for the 2018 camp opens in February 2018. Applications can be downloaded by visiting the event website, https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Big_Branch_Marsh/Spring_Break_Camp/.
Applications are processed in the order they are received and continue until camp is full. Priority for registration is given to children who have not previously attended. In-person sign up is recommended as mailed applications received before registration opens cannot be accepted.
A $40 charge covers camp supplies and must be submitted with a completed application. Checks can be made out to Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges.
When registration opens, registrations can be submitted Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Headquarters Office and on Saturdays at the Refuge Visitor Center between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Both are located at 61389 Hwy. 434, Lacombe, LA 70445.