COVID-19 Update: Our summer day-camp program was not offered in 2020.
Junior Urban Forest Rangers
Connecting Children to the Urban Forest
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!
For insight into the impacts of our Junior Urban Forest Rangers Program, read these blogs!
- Ourselves within Nature Rather than Outside of It
- Sparking Interest in the Urban Forest Champions of Tomorrow
- A Day with the Urban Forest Rangers
- Junior Urban Forest Rangers – Connecting Children to Toronto’s Urban Forests
- Junior Urban Forest Rangers