Planet Rangers’ Story
It all began when John & Susan Battye wanted to make afternoons rich and meaningful for their youngest children, Jenny and Emily. They created Planet Rangers’ first adventure which set off from their dining room attended by just six kids. But word spread and more wanted to join the fun. These kids were hungry for what they found at Planet Rangers after school- a safe place to be themselves, a community of engaged peers, healthy role models, and numerous opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. Soon, they wanted even more… which led to the creation of Summer Rangers camps, enabling year round adventures for all.
Today, a large dynamic community of families from across the Seacoast use Planet Rangers as healthy complement to school, home, sports, music and clubs. Whatever the season, kids love being part of the story as they learn through adventure, express creativity, explore other cultures and practice life skills and leadership among a mixed-age group of friends. They relish the opportunity to share what they’ve learned with family and friends during each session’s finale event. Many kids stay with our programs for years, growing from camper to CIT to intern while accepting age-appropriate challenges and responsibilities from 2nd to 12th grade and beyond. Planet Rangers, and the friends they make here, are a positive constant throughout their childhood and teenage years.