Junior Urban Forest Rangers

COVID-19 Update: Our summer day-camp program is on hold until further notice.

Connecting Children to the Urban Forest

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The Junior Urban Forest Ranger (JUFR) Program runs every summer out of beautiful Riverdale Park East.  We work in partnership with City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in order to offer this enrichment workshop to City of Toronto day-campers in East Toronto.

By participating in a two-hour workshop, day-campers aged 6 to 12:

  • Gain an understanding of the urban forest
  • Enjoy interactive, hands-on learning activities in the park
  • Take care of trees in the park themselves!


Our goal is to inspire the Junior Urban Forest Rangers to become the urban forest champions of tomorrow!

The Junior Urban Forest Rangers program helps all three city departments (Parks, Forestry and Recreation) achieve their respective goals. Day campers get to visit Riverdale Park East and care for its trees, learn about the urban forest and why it’s important, and, of course, have fun while doing it!

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