ABOUT THE PROGRAM This program is meant to bring back WildLink Alumni who felt especially connected to the wilderness during their expedition in order to share the experience with their families. During your time back in Yosemite alumni will have the opportunity show their families around the park and share memories from their trip. All participants will stay in tent cabins on the Yosemite Valley floor for the first three nights and then will a venture into Yosemite’s wilderness for two additional nights. Particpants are expected to stay with the group during the duration of the program. If you had a hard time explaining to your family how WildLink changed your life, this is your op- portunity to stop explaining and start showing them!

FEES Meals, lodging, entrance fee, and gear provided. Must provide own transportation to Yosemite.

DATES: July 2nd—July 6th, 2018 With two nights backpacking in Yosemite Wilderness

AGES AND PREREQUISITES: Applicant must be a WildLink Alumni Attending family members need to be going into 6th grade, or must get special permission from WildLink Coordinator. (egerrits@naturebridge.org)

HOW TO APPLY: Completed application and /or questions send to: Elizabeth Gerrits NatureBridge Wilderness Programs Manager egerrits@naturebridge.org (209) 372-0218

APPLICATIONS DUE: APRIL 14, 2018

APPLICATION Please respond to the following via email as participant application:

 Name, Phone number, Email address, Age and birthdate (month/day/year), Date of WildLink Expedition(s),number of people in family (limit 5)

 How did your WildLink experience affect your perception of wilderness and your role in it?

 Why do you want to bring your family to Yosemite? What will they take away from this experience?

 Where are you know? What are your academic/professional interests and future goals?

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