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!

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 14th through 16th, 2020.

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.

How: Stay tuned for updates on this website, via email, and our instagram for instructions on Online Registration.

Our Latest Program in 2018-19 School Year

August 2019 Family Weekend

Wildlink alumni brought their families to Yosemite this summer for relaxing, bonding, and a glimpse into their experience on a WildLink expedition. Family weekend is a unique chance for WildLink alumni from many different places in California to connect with each other and with the people they’re close to

Families arrived on Friday evening for a lovely dinner at Crane Flat. The night ended with get to know you activities and learning a short film about Yosemite. On Saturday, families signed up for hikes and headed to the beautiful high country of the park. The first group hiked to Soda Springs, a naturally carbonated spring near Tuolumne meadows, for some relaxing and watercolor painting. The next group hiked through a beautiful forest to Dog Lake, a scenic high country lake. The third group did a strenuous rock scramble adventure to the top of Lembert Dome for some incredible views of the park. All groups returned to Crane Flat with lots of smiles and stories to share. In the evening, everyone participated in a campfire program that included silly games with lots of laughs, skits, and reflections by the fire. Everyone was feeling grateful to experience such a beautiful park in great company. Sunday morning ended the weekend with a yummy breakfast and great conversations. Families then got the chance to explore the park on their own or head back to their homes around the state. We are so grateful for WildLink alumni and their families for returning to Yosemite, and for constantly inspiring us and each other in so many ways!

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