The details: Camping is limited to 100 participants. This event is free, all we ask is that you show up for the community, be part of a brave space, and be willing to contribute to the stewardship of this land. Travel stipends will be available by application. There are 14 registration slots reserved for members of the 7 Traditionally Associated Tribes of Yosemite National Park and 8 for individuals who identify as adaptive climbers. Because we anticipate a high number of individuals will be interested in this gathering, all other registration will be released in a lottery.

Travel stipend information will be available to participants selected through lottery registration.

Lottery entries will be accepted for two weeks in late March. Participants will be able to apply for 1, 2, or 3 spots. Once notified, participants will have 48 hours to register for the their spot is released to an individual on the wait list.

Clinic registration will open in April. Clinic spaces will be reserved for registered participants.

I’m a super experienced Yosemite climber from a marginalized background, can I still attend?

As programming for this event is geared towards new and intermediate Yosemite climbers, we’d ask folks to save those camping and clinic spaces for those who will benefit the most from them. However, we’d love to invite you to participate as a volunteer!

We are looking for folks interested in supporting the event as volunteer camp hosts. The role of a camp host would be to assist the main Yellow Pines camp host with ensuring food and scented items are stored properly, and generally being a friendly and welcoming presence in the camp ground to help each participant. Experience camping in Yosemite Valley and familiarity with food storage regulations is a plus.  

There is potential for other volunteer roles as well. We are looking for individuals who… 

    • Have experience working in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility spaces.
    • Have experience with adaptive climbers, or people with disabilities.
    • Have experience with mediation.
    • Are super psyched about waste diversion and zero-waste events.