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Whether you’re planning your first visit or have made countless trips to Yosemite, our programs will help you experience the park 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

We’re here to help you make the most of your time in Yosemite — and stay connected with the park from anywhere! Explore with our naturalist guides, prepare for a wilderness trip, stretch your creative muscles with art activities, or get inspired to join us as a volunteer.

We’ve modified our program offerings due to the coronavirus pandemic, including by implementing safety measures for our Custom Adventures, Outdoor Adventures, outdoor art classes and volunteer programs.

Planning a Yosemite backpacking trip? Head to our wilderness permits page for information about applying for your permit.

Whether or not you’re planning a trip to the park, be sure to follow us on social media, check out our latest blog posts, and keep an eye on our website for updates from our team!

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Art

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

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However and whenever you choose to participate in our programs in the park, you’ll be giving back to Yosemite! Proceeds from all these activities help support the park.

Upcoming Events

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Custom Adventures

Design a guided Yosemite experience to fit your itinerary and interests.
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022
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Volunteer

Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park.
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022
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Custom Art Classes

Virtual
Heading to Yosemite with a group? Enhance your time in the park with a custom art experience. We’ll work with
03/01/2022 - 10/31/2022
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Yosemite Naturalist Walks (Sunset & Stargazing Programs)

Yosemite Valley
Join Yosemite Conservancy naturalists for guided programs in the Valley and Wawona. Learn about birds, explore the night sky, take
03/03/2022 - 09/30/2022
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Virtual Watercolor Workshop

Virtual
Some elements of a landscape that seem basic and essential — like trees, water and rocks — are notoriously difficult
05/05/2022 - 09/01/2022
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Art Retreat: Scenic Watercolor with Steve Curl

Yosemite Valley
Spring brings bright light and colors to Yosemite Valley. Join professional artist Steve Curl to welcome back the waterfalls and
05/19/2022 - 05/22/2022
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Testimonials

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

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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

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August 6, 2019
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“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

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

Jessica Ansberry

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