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Make the most of your time in Yosemite. Whether you’re planning your first visit or have made countless trips to the park, our programs will help you experience this remarkable place in a meaningful, memorable way.

“As a first-time visitor, I gained so much knowledge about the park. This experience gave me a renewed appreciation for our national parks.”

Lanny McOmber

Outdoor Adventure participant

Connect with your park through art and theater, explore with an expert guide, plan a wilderness trip, or join us as a volunteer. However you choose to participate in our programs, you’ll be giving back to Yosemite! Proceeds from all these activities help support the park.

Art

Create a timeless memento of your Yosemite trip at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center.

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Upcoming Events

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Private Art Classes

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Heading to Yosemite with a group? Enhance your time in the park with a custom art experience. We’ll work with
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2030
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Custom Adventures

Design a guided Yosemite experience to fit your itinerary and interests.
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2030
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Volunteer

Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park.
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2030
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Open Studio & Kids Classes

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Create Yosemite-inspired art on your own time at the Happy Isles art studio (April-October). Drop-in classes for kids (4-12) are
04/01/2019 - 10/31/2030
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Return to Balance: A Climber’s Journey

Yosemite Valley
See Yosemite from a rock-climber’s perspective in this award-winning documentary, which was also showcased on PBS. Renowned Yosemite climber Ron
04/05/2019 - 10/26/2019
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Yosemite Wine and Paint

Yosemite Valley
In this wine and paint class, you’ll learn how to use watercolor to paint an iconic Yosemite landscape, step by
06/21/2019 - 10/25/2019
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by Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet
by Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet
by Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Testimonials

What makes our Yosemite programs worthwhile? Here’s what past participants have to say:

July 24, 2019
Testimonial 1
“I volunteer to give back for all I’ve received from Yosemite. With the Conservancy, I can enhance the experience of all people, both now and in the future, who come to enjoy Yosemite’s magnificence.” — Steven Matros, Yosemite Conservancy volunteer

Steven Matros

New York, NY

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August 6, 2019
Testimonial 2
“We appreciate the incredible knowledge and insights that a Yosemite Conservancy guide provides during an Outdoor Adventure. It allows us to enjoy a much richer experience in Yosemite!

Clark Black

New York

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August 6, 2019
Testimonial 3
“I learned so much and came away inspired and invigorated. ... This art workshop was filled with creativity and tons of new learnings!”

Jessica Ansberry

New York

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