Junior Docent Program

Experience Living History this year 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.


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)


Applications: Open Friday, March 1 until Thursday, March 7.
Visit www.coloradosprings.gov/parksvolunteer
Activity number: 2126.
In a paragraph, explain why you would like to be a Junior Docent.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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 an assigned five-week session, according to availability.

Session I: June 5 – July 6

Session II: July 10 – August 10

Junior Docents- along with their parent/guardian- must also volunteer for either: Family Fourth, Thursday, July 4 and/or Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 5
and one other Ranch special event throughout the year.

Interviews: Saturday, March 16 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.

Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, April 6. 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.

Period Clothing Check- Out: Saturday, April 13. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Optional if approved historic clothing is provided.) Scheduled registration is required. Drop ins will not be accommodated. Clothing rental is $5 per item. Clothing is expected to be clean and pressed during use and upon return.

Site Specific Training Required:

Session I: June 4, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Session II: July 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(Session II participants may attend Session I training.)

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

www.rockledgeranch.com / 719-578-6777