Students enjoying a hike in Yosemite Valley
Yosemite

Yosemite is Our Backyard

Start your summer in Yosemite!
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Location
Yosemite
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Ages
7-12
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Dates
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Cost
$235

Yosemite is Our Backyard is specifically tailored for the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of Yosemite area community members. Participants explore Yosemite Valley and Crane Flat with our experienced educators. Days are filled with learning, games, group challenges, exploration and hiking.

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Program Details

Tuition includes educator-led instruction Monday-Friday, transportation to Crane Flat on Thursday and dinner at Crane Flat for all participants and parents on Thursday night.

Itinerary week of June 17-22, 2019

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

  • Participants meet each day at 8:45 a.m. at the NatureBridge office (across from the NPS administration building) in Yosemite Valley.
  • Parents pick up their children at the NatureBridge office at 3:45 p.m.

On Thursday, the program includes a cookout and campfire at Crane Flat. Morning drop-off time and location is the same as on other days.

  • In the morning, students will be transported to Crane Flat for a hike to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and the evening's activities.
  • Parents are invited to join us for the cookout and campfire! Come up to Crane Flat at 5:30 for a yummy dinner and fun campfire!
  • Thursday night pick-up is at NatureBridge's Crane Flat campus at 7:30 p.m.
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Planning Resources

Please return the Participant Registration Form and RSVP for the Thursday night campfire no later than Friday, May 24, 2019.

Participant Registration Form (Spanish) - To be completed for all participants, including adult chaperones. Please return completed forms to Carrie via fax (209-379-9510), email (canderson@naturebridge.org), or by dropping it by our main administrative office in El Portal.

Packing List, Itinerary, Directions, and Barbeque Info - All the info you need!

Need-based financial aid is available. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, NatureBridge offers need-based financial aid for all of our programs. To apply for financial aid, send an email to Carrie Anderson (canderson@naturebridge.org) with a short description of your family's need.

Volunteer

In order to have adequate supervision for the students, we will need one or two parents to volunteer to help out in each hiking group each day of the program.

If you are able to volunteer for one of our three-day shifts, we are offering half-price tuition for one child.

Volunteer shifts are Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday. Please note that it may not be possible for parents to be in their own child's group.

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How to

Find Us

NatureBridge at Yosemite
P.O. Box 487
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

CONTACT
Carrie Anderson
209-372-9302 ext. 37
canderson@naturebridge.org

Start your summer in Yosemite!