Passport to Adventure
ECHO Rangers is accepting
advance registration for the 2013-2014 program. To register, download a
Those signing up at DeBary Hall will receive their ECHO Ranger
materials onsite; all others may pick up their materials at
their local library after advance registration concludes Sept. 1.
Volusia County's ECHO Ranger program educates youth, their
families and scout troops about the many
Ecological, Cultural, Heritage and Outdoors offerings.
The program is for children in grades 1- 5 (as of August 2013).
The cost is $20 per child. Entry fees to all
sites for the ECHO Ranger candidate and one adult are included in
the $20 fee.
ECHO Rangers programs are at parks, museums, historical sites and
libraries throughout Volusia County.
Activities are scheduled on weekends from September through May.
Each activity lasts one to three hours, and reservations should be
made for each program at least one week in advance.
The ECHO Rangers program is coordinated by the staff of DeBary
Hall Historic Site, 210 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. If you have any
questions about the ECHO Rangers program, please call DeBary Hall at
How does the program work?
The guidebook explains the many different sites in the
program. ECHO Rangers must participate in specially designed ECHO
Ranger activities at a minimum of eight sites. Participants take
their guidebook to each site and receive an ECHO Ranger stamp when
they complete that site’s activity or program.
What materials does an ECHO Ranger receive?
In addition to the guidebook, students will receive:
- An ECHO Ranger badge and lanyard
- An invitation to the graduation celebration
Graduates will receive a T-shirt and certificate.
Cookout and Graduation Celebration
Children completing the program will be invited to the graduation
celebration where they will be promoted to official ECHO Rangers –
an elite group of students who have educated themselves about the
many great quality-of-life offerings in our community. The
graduation celebration will be May 31, 2014.
ECHO RANGER GUIDELINES
Congratulations on becoming an ECHO Ranger candidate! You will
embark on exciting adventures as you and your parent or guardian
visit interesting ECHO sites throughout Volusia County in your quest
to become an official ECHO Ranger.
To help you in your quest, here are some guidelines to follow:
- RSVP directly to the site at least one week before each
- If there is inclement weather, contact the site that morning
to see if the activity will be offered.
- Show your ECHO Ranger badge and guidebook to gain entry to
the sites on the days you have RSVP’d.
- Have an adult accompany you throughout the entire activity.
- Earn stamps from at least eight sites. You must visit at
least two sites under each category (Ecological, Cultural,
Heritage and Outdoors). Have your guidebook stamped at each site
after completing the activity.
- Always walk trails with a buddy.
- Stay on existing trails and follow the instructor,
especially when you’re in the woods.
- Wear a life jacket when you’re in a canoe, kayak or boat.
- Carry bug spray and water for deep-woods adventures.
- Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing and shoes.
- Leave only your footprints; use litter or recycling
Children and a parent are encouraged to complete the
For more information about the ECHO Ranger program, please contact
Kayce Looper at
email@example.com or 386-668-3840.
DeBary Hall Historic Site
198 Sunrise Blvd.
DeBary, FL 32713
386-668-3840 or 386-736-5953