2020 Junior Docent Program Applications

Experience Living History 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, application, interest, availability, maturity, and interview.

1775-1835 American Indian Interpretive Area
1860’s Homestead
1880’s Rock Ledge House
1880’s Farm and Garden
19th Century Blacksmith Shop
1907 Orchard House (Ages 13 to 17)

Online Applications: Open Sunday, March 1 at 9 a.m. until Saturday, March 7 at 10 p.m. MST.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Commitment: Two half-days per week: Wednesdays – Saturdays.
Either:  9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 1:15 – 5 p.m.
during an assigned five-week session, according to availability.

Session I: June 3- July 4

Session II: July 8 – August 8

Junior Docents- along with their parent/guardian- must also volunteer for either:
Family Fourth, Saturday, July 4 and/or Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 3
and one other Ranch special event throughout the year.

Interviews: Saturday, March 14 
Interviews will take place at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site by appointment only.
Registration information will be sent upon after review of application.
An invitation code is required to register for the interview.
Qualified returning Junior Docents (15+) that want to interview to apprentice blacksmith
must submit notification in advance.

Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, April 4. Either: 10 am. – 12 p.m. or 2 – 4 p.m.
Registration by invitation only and parent/guardian is required to attend with Junior Docent.

TENTATIVE Period Clothing Check- Outs:
Friday, April 10: 
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
 Saturday, April 11:
 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Scheduled registration is required. Drop-ins will not be accommodated. 
Check out is optional if approved historic clothing is provided. 
Clothing rental is $5 per item. 
Clothing is expected to be clean and pressed during use and upon return.
(Clothing check-in is TBD January 2021.)

Site Specific Training Required:

Session I: June 2, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Session II: July 7, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(Session II participants may attend Session I training.)

Applicants: Your attendance to the dates above is mandatory to participate in the program. 
Dates may be subject to change. 

www.rockledgeranch.com / 719-578-6777

Other Upcoming Events

  1. Holiday Evening

    December 14 – 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. 2020 Junior Docent Program Applications

    March 1, 2020 - March 7, 2020
  3. Basic Blacksmith Workshop

    March 20, 2020 – 9:00 am - March 22, 2020 – 4:30 pm
  4. Spring Colorado Living History School Program- Full

    April 8, 2020 – 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  5. 2020 Earth Day

    April 18, 2020 – 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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