Junior Ranger Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Saturday, January 29, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Fire Building and Safety
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn how to safely build, control, and extinguish a fire. For safety, the class is limited to 10 participants, with a minimum of 4 participants. Please register for the program before 1/19/2022. $2- $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 1pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool Days
Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 1pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Super Museum Sunday 2022
Sunday, Feb 6, 2022 12 PM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Joining over 100 museums, art galleries and educational centers around Georgia, New Echota welcomes visitors for a free admission afternoon of tours and hikes. Tour the historic grounds, buildings and nature trails and learn about the Cherokee and the Trail of Tears. Historic grounds, buildings and trails open from 9:00-5:00. 706-624-1321.
Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 6, 2022 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Super Museum Sunday To spotlight Georgia’s fascinating past, State Historic Sites are offering free admission on Sunday, February 6. The event is part of Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration of “Super Museum Sunday.” Visitors can participate in our site specific scavenger hunts. The hunts are fun for both children and adults. 706-655-5870.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 1pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly homeschool program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month at 9am and 1pm. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register as advanced registration is required. Limited to 12 students. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Big Trees
Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 to Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, dress for the weather and be ready to show off your math skills. Come learn how to measure and estimate a tree's size, to see how it sizes up to Champion Trees around the state. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Big Trees
Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, dress for the weather and be ready to show off your math skills. Come learn how to measure and estimate a tree's size, to see how it sizes up to Champion Trees around the state. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Let your Jr Rangers explore the park at our Easter Egg Hunt! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Big Trees
Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, dress for the weather and be ready to show off your math skills. Come learn how to measure and estimate a tree's size, to see how it sizes up to Champion Trees around the state. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Tree Identification
Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn the basic of how to identify trees. We will walk around the park to look at the differences and similarities of several kinds of trees. How many different trees do you think you can learn to Identify in a day? $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower
Saturday, May 7, 2022 to Sunday, May 8, 2022 9 PM to 5 AM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
This event will occur just after the peak day to allow for more guest to enjoy. This shower is associated with Haliey's Comet. At the peak we should see 55 meteors/hour. These meteors are known for their speed. Camping is available for the event at $10/tent. Cottages may be reserved, please call ahead to rent one. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Dendrochronology
Saturday, May 14, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn about what you can discover by studying tree rings. We will count tree rings in pieces of wood and try to determine things that may have happened while the tree was alive. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Tree Identification
Sunday, May 15, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn the basic of how to identify trees. We will walk around the park to look at the differences and similarities of several kinds of trees. How many different trees do you think you can learn to Identify in a day? $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Jr Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Kick out of school season off with our annual Jr Ranger Day Camp! May 25th- 27th. Ages 5-7 welcome. 35 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Archaeology Day at the Vann House
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Take part in Archaeology themed activities at the Vann House. Kids can discover "artifacts" in our dig-boxes, learn more about ancient pottery by creating pottery of their own, see actual Vann House historic artifacts, talk to archaeologists, see stone blades being knapped, and more. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
Jr. Ranger - Dendrochronology
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn about what you can discover by studying tree rings. We will count tree rings in pieces of wood and try to determine things that may have happened while the tree was alive. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.
Farm Camp
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In this one-day camp for children ages 6-10, campers will learn about dairy farming in the 1900's, build a bluebird house and make homemade ice cream. $30. 706-878-1077.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 to Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Junior Rangers ages 8 to 11 off for a few days of outdoor fun. $35 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Etowah Indian Mounds
Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, age 9-12 years old, come join together, daily, from 9:00am till 3:00 pm, June 6th-10th, with park staff to learn about history and nature, Play games, and do crafts. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required: click on the event title for more details $120. 770-387-3747.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Fort Morris Junior Rangers
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 13, 2022 until Jun 16, 2022 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Attention all young people between 7 and 12 years old. Join the site staff for 4 days of fun, exciting, and educational activities centered around the natural, and historical resources of the site. SPACE IS LIMITED Reservations required. $100. 912-884-5999.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Fort Morris Junior Rangers
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 14, 2022 until Jun 16, 2022 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Attention all young people between 7 and 12 years old. Join the site staff for 4 days of fun, exciting, and educational activities centered around the natural, and historical resources of the site. SPACE IS LIMITED Reservations required. $100. 912-884-5999.
Jr Ranger Camp--Turning Over a New Leaf
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 14, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site for this 4 day Jr. Ranger Day Camp "Turning Over a New Leaf" for rising 2nd through rising 5th graders. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Fort Morris Junior Rangers
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 15, 2022 until Jun 16, 2022 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Attention all young people between 7 and 12 years old. Join the site staff for 4 days of fun, exciting, and educational activities centered around the natural, and historical resources of the site. SPACE IS LIMITED Reservations required. $100. 912-884-5999.
Jr Ranger Camp--Turning Over a New Leaf
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 15, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site for this 4 day Jr. Ranger Day Camp "Turning Over a New Leaf" for rising 2nd through rising 5th graders. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Fort Morris Junior Rangers
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 16, 2022 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Attention all young people between 7 and 12 years old. Join the site staff for 4 days of fun, exciting, and educational activities centered around the natural, and historical resources of the site. SPACE IS LIMITED Reservations required. $100. 912-884-5999.
Jr Ranger Camp--Turning Over a New Leaf
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 16, 2022 until Jun 17, 2022 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site for this 4 day Jr. Ranger Day Camp "Turning Over a New Leaf" for rising 2nd through rising 5th graders. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Jr Ranger Camp--Turning Over a New Leaf
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 17, 2022 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site for this 4 day Jr. Ranger Day Camp "Turning Over a New Leaf" for rising 2nd through rising 5th graders. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Get Outdoors Georgia - Selfies and the Stones
Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Get Outdoors Georgia - Selfies and the Stones Guests that visit that day will be encouraged to visit the Walk of States and take a "selfie" with the stone of their state and post on our Facebook page. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Adventure Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for a few days of outdoor fun! June 22nd- 24th. Ages 12-15 welcome 35 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Tree Identification
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn the basic of how to identify trees. We will walk around the park to look at the differences and similarities of several kinds of trees. How many different trees do you think you can learn to Identify in a day? $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Tree Identification
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn the basic of how to identify trees. We will walk around the park to look at the differences and similarities of several kinds of trees. How many different trees do you think you can learn to Identify in a day? $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Anna Ruby Tuesday Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in Nacoochee in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year olds will play period games, play dress up with Victorian attire and have an English tea. Advanced registration required. $30. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Harvest Festival
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn. Harvest your own corn and enjoy music, antique tractor displays, old fashioned games, pet farm animals and more. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Tree Identification
Sunday, Jul 24, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come learn the basic of how to identify trees. We will walk around the park to look at the differences and similarities of several kinds of trees. How many different trees do you think you can learn to Identify in a day? $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

World Ranger Day
Sunday, Jul 31, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
We will honor all park rangers and local response organizations who serve or have served on this day. There will be displays and representatives on hand to promote their part in protecting and serving the public in a park setting. This event will also serve as our Junior Ranger Day Camp for individuals and/or families. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Leaf Rubbings
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come join-up with a park ranger to collect some fallen leaves to make leaf rubbings. Learn what tree the leaf may have came from and use the rubbing as a decoration. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Leaf Rubbings
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come join-up with a park ranger to collect some fallen leaves to make leaf rubbings. Learn what tree the leaf may have came from and use the rubbing as a decoration. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Jr. Ranger - Leaf Rubbings
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come join-up with a park ranger to collect some fallen leaves to make leaf rubbings. Learn what tree the leaf may have came from and use the rubbing as a decoration. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.