2018 International Junior Ranger Camp

This year, Discover Europe’s Wild Heritage!

EUROPARC Federation, EUROPARC Germany and National Park Office Müritz are pleased to invite you to the

17th International Junior Ranger Camp – “Discover Europe’s wild Heritage”.

Photo by Mueritz National Park, Park Archive

The 17th International Junior Ranger Camp 2018 will take place in Mueritz National Park, Germany, from 9th to 15th July 2018! The camp will be hosted at the Environmental Education Hostel “Steinmühle” in Müritz National Park, which is situated between Berlin and Rostock, in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The camp will be located at a beautifully remote place, surrounded by a lake (one out of about 100 in Müritz National Park), a small river and beech forests.

This year the Junior Rangers and their mentors will discover a part of these ancient Beech Forests of Germany which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage site “Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe”. They will enjoy outdoor activities like canoeing and walking, get to know scientific work at Müritz National Park and they will participate on practical restoration of wetlands. Visits to Tree Top Walk at the oldest trees of Germany and to the city of Neustrelitz will be part of the program.

Who can register? Youth who are aged between 13 and 17 years and are already involved in the Junior Ranger programs of their parks. The International Junior Ranger Camp is for you, if you have a good command of English, if you are ready to prepare yourself for the week and if you are motivated to contribute actively during the activities.

How to get there? The closest airport is Berlin (Tegel or Schönefeld). There is a local train connection to Neustrelitz every hour. A shuttle service from Neustrelitz to the Environmental Education Hostel will be available.

What about cost? Participants need to cover their own travel costs to Neutrelitz main station, but accommodation and subsistence costs for the camp and local transport will be covered by the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the National Park Office Müritz.

Invitation Brochure Junior Ranger Camp 2018

Invitation Brochure Junior Ranger Camp 2018

For more information, download the Invitation Brochure.

Registrations are now open  until May 15th 2018. To register, please follow the steps next:

  • Download the Registration Form from EUROPARC website.
  • Fill up the form electronically (handwritten applications will not be considered), sign and send a scanned copy to Stefanie Burger at [email protected].
  • After registration is confirmed, send us the parental authorisation by post mail to:
    EUROPARC Federation – Waffnergasse 6, 93047 Regensburg. Germany.
  • And finally, wait until you receive a confirmation from EUROPARC Federation in order to book your tickets and organise your trip!

Addditionally, you can find more information about the International Junior Ranger Camp and past years editions here.