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*Updated January 2, 2017:
JFW MEMBERS - PLEASE GO TO THE NEW WEBSITE! Head over to ajfwa.ca and check it out! (watch your email for login instructions, and contact us with any questions).
Non-Members interested in Junior Forest Wardens, please keep reading, and get in touch with us for more information!
Junior Forest Wardens is an exciting and educational opportunity for young people and their families to have fun, develop skills, and get educated in the many and diverse aspects of our natural environment. The Junior Forest Wardens have built their programs foundation using the four components of:
Forestry – Ecology – Outdoor Skills – Leadership
Young people between the ages of 6 – 18 can join a local club, and enjoy age specific programming in one of the four appropriate age classes. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children, in any aspect of the club program; from providing their expertise in a leadership or resource role, parent supervision, to learning right along side of their kids.
Junior Forest Wardens is an outdoor oriented program, with an emphasis on the experience. The program is committed to providing opportunities to get outdoors: camping, backpacking, canoeing, mountaineering, tree planting and more! And to prepare for adventures like these, education is offered and promoted in wilderness skills development, first aid, trip planning and survival. To provide a greater appreciation of the natural resources while outdoors, Wardens are taught about tree, plant and animal identification, soil types, weather and water, resource management, threats to the environment and our resources and the list goes on...
Clubs typically meet once per week to provide evening programming, and add to the calendar an outdoor trip once per month. This schedule is augmented by offerings through the District, Regional and Provincial councils that give the opportunity to share the experience with a larger audience, networking with other clubs, and enhancing the experience. Clubs set their own meeting and activity location and schedule, as well as fees - your local club leader can provide specific information on your club, or the club you are interested in joining.
Join the Adventure! It’s a great time to be a Junior Forest Warden!
Click here to see a video slideshow of highlights from National Camp 2014!
See National Camp photos here, and download your own too!
|BACKPACKERS & FIRST AIDERS! Check out this article from the Edmonton Journal (February 13, 2012) regarding two hikers injured on the All Stones Creek Trail.
Edmonton Journal article from February 13-2012.pdf
|JFW colours flying high over South Korea! Flyin' Bob performed at National Camp 2008, and he is obviously a Junior Forest Warden at heart! Check out the video!|