Junior Rangers expand skills at summer camp

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Junior Canadian Rangers ages 12 to 18 from several Nunavut communities travelled to Whitehorse to participate in the Summer Enhanced Training Session in August. Basic, advanced and leadership level courses were offered, each lasting about five days. Activities included canoeing, water rescue, rock climbing, marksmanship, navigation, problem solving, traditional crafts and sports.

Some of the Junior Canadian Rangers from Nunavut pose for a photo before visiting the SS Klondike as part of their activities in Whitehorse. Captain Jennifer Wright/1 CRPG photo
Lucy Nalungiaq, 13, a Junior Canadian Ranger from Kugaaruk, conquers her fear of heights by participating in the rock climbing at the Basic Enhanced Training Session held in Whitehorse. Captain Jennifer Wright/1 CRPG photo
Junior Canadian Ranger Tomasie Onalik, from Kimmirut, and Iqaluk Quvianatuliaq, of Cape Dorset, practise their first aid skills during the Advanced Enhanced Training Session at Camp Ptarmigan held in Whitehorse. Ranger Harry Kern photo
Ranger Andy Attagutalukutuk, from Iglulik, climbs in the front of a canoe during the Basic Enhanced Training Session. Attagutalukutuk, who has been a Canadian Ranger for 32 years, was in Whitehorse to share his decades of experience with the Junior Rangers. Captain Jennifer Wright/1 CRPG photo
Perhaps a future pilot himself, Junior Canadian Ranger Patrick Attagutaluk, from Iglulik, gets a front row seat on the flight from Iqaluit to Yellowknife. Capt. Mathew Yap/1 CRPG photo
Etusa Kingwatsiak, from Cape Dorset, gets equipment ready for the Great Amazing Race held during the Junior Rangers summer camp in Whitehorse. Ranger Harry Kern photo