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.

You are invited to join us for WildLink Family Weekend!

Enrollment is now OPEN for 2019 Family Weekend August 16th - 18th, 2019 SPACE IS LIMITED - to sign up click the link below:

Please join us for a FREE weekend of fun and merriment in Yosemite National Park!

What: An opportunity to bring your family and friends up to Yosemite. Entrance to the park, food and lodging at NatureBridge's Crane Flat Campus, guided hikes (for all ability levels), and clothing for hiking are all provided at no cost. All you have to do is get here!

When: August 16-18, 2019. Groups will arrive Friday evening and leave Sunday morning.

Where: Yosemite National Park

Who: WildLink alumni are welcome to bring up to 4 family or friends to join them. At least one person from each group must be over 18.

Our Latest Program in 2016-17 School Year

2017 Family Weekend

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.

Tuolumne Meadows

Strolling through Tuolumne Meadows

Kim and Henry

Kim and Henry in Tuolumne

Twin Bridges

Reflective moment at Twin Bridges

Hiking Group

Hiking in Lyell Canyon

Debbie and Gideon

Debbie and Gideon at Lembert Dome.


Javier enjoying his fourth Family Weekend

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.