Youth & Scout Programs

ice-scorpionOvernight Camping

Camp overnight at the Preserve at Water Ranch. Facility can accommodate 10 tents. One and two night camp sites available. Reservations required. Fee is $30.00 per night. Campfires permitted and restrooms available.

The troop/group is responsible for providing food, gear, and firewood.

For reservations and information contact the Riparian Institute at (480) 503-6744.

Scout Tours and Badge Work

jr--rangers-woodsWe offer a variety of guided group activities, designed to cover some badge work achievements for both boy scout and girl scout programs.

Fee for a badge program is $5 per participant, with a minimum of $45 per group. Smaller groups are encouraged to combine with another small troop or den if needed to meet the minimum requirement.

For more information and to schedule a visit, contact Jennie Rambo, (480) 797-2019.

Other Youth Groups

red-dragonflyWe offer a variety of group activities at the preserve, such as bird walks, nature hikes, dinosaur and archaeological digs, astronomy viewings, and camping. We can also provide group lessons on conservation, ecology, water, plants and wildlife.

Standard fee for a youth program is $5 per participant, with a minimum of $45 per group.

For more information and to schedule a visit, contact Jennie Rambo, (480) 797-2019.

Learning Materials

Riparian Preserve Field Guides are available for sale at the Parks and Recreation Counter, 90 E. Civic Center Drive. These guides provide a wonderful opportunity for scouts and youth to study the various birds and vegetation of the Preserve. Cost is $6 each.