Become a Junior Ranger

Join the PGE Parks family and help your kids learn about nature from home.

Become an official PGE Junior Ranger – in a park or at home

PGE’s Junior Ranger program encourages young Oregonians to explore the outdoors, but when you can’t get to our parks, we have online options too!

This self-guided, activity-based program is designed for children ages 5 to 12, although anyone who feels like a kid at heart can join in! Children can earn awards by completing educational activity books.

Download the activity books PGE to become a Junior Ranger in your own home.

Ready to earn your Junior Ranger badge?

Follow these easy steps:


the activities.

Turn in

your completed activity book.

How can I turn in my completed activity book?

In person:

Bring your completed packet to one of our campgrounds during your stay.


Scan or take a picture of the completed pages in your activity book and email us at Remember to include your name and address so that we can send you an award!


Send your completed activity book with your name and address to: PGE Parks and Recreation Junior Ranger Program 33831 E Faraday Rd. Estacada, OR 97023

Ready for your next adventure, ranger?

Kids who have completed the first activity book are encouraged to continue exploring with Activity Book #2. Try these hands-on activities anywhere you like to spend time outdoors.

Earn awards while you learn

Earn your official  by completing and turning in Activity Book #1.

Earn your official  by completing and turning in Activity Book # 2!

You can download and print the official Junior Ranger Certificate of Completion at any time. You can even hold your own “swearing in ceremony” complete with a pledge, certificate signing and a photo shoot.

Show off your accomplishments! Post your photo to social media, and don’t forget to tag #PGEParks and @PortlandGeneral  so we can share in the celebration.

Self-guided camping activities

Our parks offer educational programs during the summer months, but we also provide activities for visitors to learn and explore on their own, year round.

Printable activity sheets:

Keeping the wildlife safe and healthy

Curious about how PGE protects the wildlife that inhabit our parks? Read more about how we keep birds and deer safe and healthy.

Keeping our feathered friends safe

Birds love to nest on power poles and other electrical equipment. But our avian biologists are on the job, working to keep them safe while helping to keep your power on.

Protecting habitat for sensitive species in Central Oregon

The Metolius Mule Deer Winter Range near the Pelton Round Butte hydroelectric project serves as critical wildlife habitat for sensitive species.