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 2016 Family Weekend will be posted in early summer 2016.

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

Javier enjoying his fourth Family Weekend

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