Sharing the Experience: Family Weekend
Each year WildLink welcomes our participants to bring their families for a free, fun-filled weekend in Yosemite National Park. Students become the guides for their loved ones, showcasing their new knowledge and sharing their wilderness experiences first-hand. All food and lodging is provided for the weekend which includes guided hikes and opportunities for families to discover Yosemite together.
Dates and enrollment for the 2018 Family Weekend will be posted in early summer 2018.
Our Latest Program in 2016-17 School Year
WildLink alumni from all over California brought friends and family to Yosemite for a fulfilling weekend in nature. Families arrived Friday evening at NatureBridge’s Crane Flat campus to move into their cabins and tents. On Saturday morning, we headed to Tuolumne Meadows - a first for WildLink Family Weekend - and split into two groups. One group took a leisurely stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, stopping at Soda Springs and the Parsons Memorial Lodge. The other group hiked through Lyell Canyon and enjoyed stunning wildflowers and views of the Tuolumne River. We returned to Crane Flat and spent the evening laughing, playing games and telling stories around the campfire. Sunday morning, WildLink families and friends journeyed into the Park for their own adventures before traveling back home.