For students entering 8th or 9th grade
Experience the best that Yosemite National Park has to offer on this one-week excursion. During this program, you will:
- Spend four days backpacking through the Yosemite Wilderness, arriving at a new campsite each afternoon.
- Experience what it’s like to be a field scientist by conducting ecological research.
- Learn the basics of backcountry travel.
- Hike about 5 miles a day, carrying everything you need in a backpack weighing 35-45 lbs.
- Form new friendships.
This backpacking trip is perfect for all experience levels, including those who are new to backpacking and those who already love backpacking but have only have a week to spare this summer! This challenging and fun adventure will likely be one of your most meaningful and rewarding experiences. No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.
Yosemite Science Adventure: Middle School! Student Packet
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