Step back in time this summer as a Junior Docent
at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site!
Junior docents wear period clothing, demonstrate historic chores, games, and crafts, and interpret the unique history of the Pikes Peak region to visitors from around the world! Participation in the Junior Docent program is selective and dependent on several factors, including: age, interest, availability, maturity, and interview. (Ages 10 to 17)
- 1775-1835 American Indian Interpretive Area
- 1860’s Homestead
- 1880’s Rock Ledge House
- 1880’s Farm and Garden
- 1907 Orchard House (Ages 13 to 17)
Applications: Open yearly on March 1 until full.
In 2018: Applications filled up in 5 hours!
Days/Times: Two half days per week Wednesday through Saturday either:
9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 1:15 – 5 p.m. during a five-week session:
Session I: June 6 – July 7; Session II: July 11 – August 11
Junior Docents, along with their parent/guardian, must also volunteer for either: Family Fourth, Wednesday, July 4 and/or Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 6 and one other Ranch special event throughout the year.
Interviews: Saturday, March 10 Interviews will take place at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Registration information will be sent upon receipt of application. Registration for program application is required to register for the interview.
Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, April 7 either 10 – 12 or 2 – 4. Registration and parent or guardian is required to attend with Junior Docent.
Period Clothing Check- Out: Saturday, April 14. Times to be announced. (Optional if own site approved historic clothing is provided.)
Site Specific Training Required:
Session I: June 5, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Session II: July 10, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Applicants: Your attendance to the dates above is mandatory to participate in the program.
Available for all the dates? Have more questions?
Check out the Junior Docent FAQs