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Saguaro National Park, Rincon District offers summer camps

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Junior Ranger Camps are again being offered by the Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District, according to a NP release.  This will be the 20th year that these camps have been offered.

The Ranger Camps are open to children from 6 to 11, and offer a variety of exciting and fun opportunities to learn about the national parks and the animals of the Sonoran Desert.  Those who attend camp will participate in early morning hikes, games and crafts hosted by NP Rangers and volunteers.

"Summer Junior Ranger Day Camps at the Rincon Mountain District have been a tradition for 24 years," according to Chief of Interpretation, Andy Fisher, in a recent release.  "We have people working in the park today that got their start as kids in this camp."

The camps are three days long Monday through Wednesday, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Fees for each camp are $30 per child, per camp; scholarships may be available. 

There is still space available at this year's camps.

First time campers - two camps - June 9 through 11 and June 16 through 18; an advanced camp for those who have attended before is June 23 through 25.  Space is limited and advance registration is required.

For more information, to get an application go online to www.nps.gov/sagu; or stop by the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center (3693 S. Old Spanish Trail) or call (520) 733-5153.

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