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PHOTO PROVIDED Little Rangers passports are pictured in a folder. Passports will be available in these folders in small red libraries located in city parks and playgrounds.

LOCK HAVEN — Young fans of the city’s Ranger Round Up program are in for a treat this summer.

Community life director Kasey Campbell and town planner Abbey Roberts – also known as Ranger Kasey and Ranger Abbey – offer a Little Rangers program for the summer.

According to Campbell and Roberts, the program was created to involve little rangers across the city in city parks and community assets.

The program encourages school-aged children to take on a variety of challenges in a “Ranger Passport” to win stickers.

Challenges can include a lifeguard, having a picnic, running the bases of a local course and much more. The pair said the activities are relatively straightforward.

The passport will also highlight community assets. Little rangers can earn a sticker by asking for or showing their Anne Halenbake Ross Library card, visiting the Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. Farmer’s Market, exploring the University of Lock Haven campus, finding a or two summer activities at the Clinton County Visitors Bureau and visit historic sites like the Heisey House and the Piper Aviation Museum, and visit three businesses in town.

Ranger Kasey used his artistic skills to design unique stickers for each location.

“I’m excited to see the Little Rangers collecting the various sticker badges all over town,” she said.Each location will allow kids to explore the city in different ways and learn new things, which is what Rangers are built on! Hope everyone gets involved to see the cool stickers hidden in Lock Haven.

Along with the active challenges, the passport also has a section focused on the welfare of the Rangers.

This section helps little rangers discover activities and habits to feel happy and make others happy.

Topics include recognizing your own strengths, practicing gratitude, movement and exercise, the importance of sleep, screen breaks, and more to encourage them to be the best they can be.

“The Ranger Wellness section was created by Jason Peno, Program Manager, to showcase the science of wellness. I enjoy this section because anyone can do it alone or with a friend, relative or mentor and learn more about happiness,” said Roberts. “He also coordinates with the city”good neighbor” program that provides useful advice to residents regarding city code, residential recycling, snow removal, etc. Good neighbors can be of all ages!

Little Rangers can start this summer challenge by picking up a passport at City Hall, 20 E. Church St.; the Ross Library, 232 W. Main St.; or in a Little Rangers folder inside a small red library located in various city parks.

When participants collect at least 10 out of 18 stickers in the passport, they must contact Ranger Kasey or Ranger Abbey for a special prize at the end of the summer.

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