Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Just For Kids

Bandelier Daycamp for Kids

Bandelier will once again host three sessions of "Daycamp for Kids" this summer (June 18 - 21, June 25 - 28, and July 9 - 12). Daycamp is a fun but educational way for kids to learn more about Bandelier's diverse resources. Participants must have completed the first grade. Due to high demand and limited space, a child can only attend Daycamp once in their life.

Daycamp meets in front of the visitor center and runs from 830 AM to 12 Noon Wednesday through Saturday. Family and friends of the daycamper are invited to join the activities on Saturday.  Daycamp is free but you must reserve your spot early. Reservations can be made starting on April 1st.   To make a reservation, call Chris Judson at (505)672-3861 x 513.

Be A Junior Ranger

The Junior Ranger program also includes an opportunity for Deputy Rangers - adults! (that is, anyone above 8th grade -c'mon Mom and Dad, don't be shy!) It also consists of a worksheet, rewarded by a patch and a certificate (and congratulations!)

AND - the National Park Service has instituted a web-based program called Webrangers. Find out more about this program at www.nps.gov/webrangers.

Brand new Junior and Deputy Ranger programs will be unveiled in the Winter of 2007-8. Ask about them when you visit the park.

GET A JUMP ON THE COMPETITION
Our new junior ranger workbooks have been developed but are not back from the printers.  Download the worksheets here.  Read the instructions to find out how many activities are required and decide which activities you are going to complete before you print the sheets.  You don't have to do all of the activities in the workbook.  Only print the sheets that you need.

PreK to 1st Grade
2nd Grade to 3rd Grade
4th Grade to 6th Grade
Deputy (7th Grade and up)

Although new patches are being developed, they are not available yet.  If you complete the booklets now, you will receive the patch the park has been using for a number of years.

 

FOR TEACHERS

Curriculum

Click here for lesson plans related to the Bandelier Museum Collections:

http://www.nps.gov/band/forteachers/index.htm

 

For Kids

Bandelier has a Junior Ranger program for kids from kindergarten to 8th grade and a Deputy Ranger program for those older individuals who want to participate.

Bandelier Daycamp for Kids

Bandelier will once again host three sessions of "Daycamp for Kids" this summer (June 18 - 21, June 25 - 28, and July 9 - 12). Daycamp is a fun but educational way for kids to learn more about Bandelier's diverse resources. Participants must have completed the first grade. Due to high demand and limited space, a child can only attend Daycamp once in their life. Daycamp meets in front of the visitor center and runs from 830 AM to 12 Noon Wednesday through Saturday. Family and friends of the daycamper are invited to join the activities on Saturday.  Daycamp is free but you must reserve your spot early. Reservations can be made starting on April 1st.   To make a reservation, call Chris Judson at (505)672-3861 x 513

Plan A Field Trip

Entrance fees can be waived for school groups if:

* the class is from a bona fide school, and

* the visit is part of class course work, and

* the class is under good supervision, and

* the group brings a lesson plan for the visit, written on school letterhead, and

* they call for reservations (505)-672-3861 x 534 at least two weeks ahead

Any school is limited to having no more than 1 busload, maximum 65 students, in the park at any one time. There must be at least one active, responsible chaperone per ten students.

When reservations are made, the park will send a packet of information to the teacher. Teachers without set field trip dates can request one of these packets ahead of time by calling (505)-672-3861 ex 513.

Youth Groups

For groups that are not for-credit school classes, the fee is $6 per person for anyone 17 years and older. Reservations must be made ahead by calling (505) 672-3861 ex 534. When the reservation is made, the park will send a pre-visit packet. Packets can also be requested before reservations are made by calling (505) 672-3861 ex 513.