Recently, Malena Bloom (from left), Jensen Carmen and Karina Levine all earned their Junior Ranger Certificates from Mount San Jacinto State Park. Two of the local staff, Theresa Coy (left) and Ina Rae Lengyal, were instrumental in helping the kids obtain their certificates. Photo courtesy of Garratt Aitchison

Mount San Jacinto State Park staff recently honored three children with Junior Ranger Certificates. Children who participate in several programs over the course of two to three summers receive a certificate signifying completion of the program.

Jensen Carmen, Malena Bloom, and Karina Levine worked hard and attended all of the programs offered at the park. They even participated in several self-guided activities. When deciding where to go for their Memorial Day camping trip this year, Mount San Jacinto was at the top of their list, primarily because of the interpretive programs offered.

Ina Rae Lengyal and Theresa Coy present a majority of the programs offered at Idyllwild and Stone Creek campgrounds. They recognized the children as they entered the ranger station and the children were excited to see them as well. The children attended two more Junior Ranger and Campfire programs during their Memorial Day camping trip which allowed them to earn this prestigious award.