WATROUS, NM ― Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Junior Ranger Camps 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2 through Friday, June 3.
The camps are geared for children ages 7-12, with the June 2nd camp targeted towards children between the ages of 7-9, and the camp on June 3rd reserved for children 10-12. The camps will allow area youth to discover the culture of 19th century life in the American Southwest, and the lasting impacts of Fort Union on land and the people who called it home. Kids will discover this history with hands-on games, activities, and ranger-led programs.
All camps are free! To enroll your child, call the park at 505.425.8025. There is a maximum of 20 children per camp, so register as soon as possible.
Fort Union (1851-1891) was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the southwest. The National Park Service preserves and tells the story of Fort Union and the Santa Fe Trail. Fort Union National Monument is located near Watrous NM, exit 366 off I-25, 8 miles west on NM-161. For further information contact the park at (505).425.8025, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun.