Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Yosemite is our backyard enrollment now open
A week long educational day camp for local children
Yosemite Institute, a campus of NatureBridge, is hosting a week-long summer program for local youth that combines physical challenges, team building activities, and adventures in Yosemite.
Yosemite Is Our Backyard offers an educational day camp experience for 7-9 and 10-12 year olds. They will learn the secrets of Yosemite and go on day hiking adventures throughout Yosemite Valley with a skilled educational staff. The program also includes one evening cookout and campfire for 7-9 year olds and an overnight at the Historic Merced Grove Ranger Cabin for the 10-12 year olds. Learning adventures will begin each day at 8:45 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. The days begin and end in Yosemite Valley. Tuition is $175. Volunteer as a parent-chaperone for the full week and your child will attend at no cost or volunteer for 2-3 days and your child will attend for half-price.
Program dates are from June 14-18th. Please contact Dena Staggs at 209.379,9511 ext.25 or firstname.lastname@example.org for signups.
About Yosemite Institute
Did You Know?
In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.