Visitors staying at Camp 4, a popular rock-climbing gathering place, have the opportunity to interact with members of the Yosemite Valley Search and Rescue team who are housed here. This group of highly skilled volunteer rescue climbers provides valuable safety information and advice to thousands of rock climbers and visitors who arrive at Camp 4 each year.

The Search and Rescue program has been using these tent cabins to house volunteers for more than a decade. Due to normal wear and tear, most of these units are in need of replacement to ensure the health and safety of the volunteers. In 2015, with your support, two of the aging cabins were dismantled and replaced with new models, providing comfortable shelter for the Search and Rescue volunteers who donate their time and expertise to support rescue missions and educate visitors.

The new cabins maintain the historic atmosphere of Camp 4 while providing the high-quality housing the volunteers deserve. Read our May 2016 blog post to learn about the “SAR-siters” who make their seasonal homes in these tent cabins while volunteering in the park.

Your gift provided Yosemite’s skilled Search and Rescue volunteers with upgraded accommodations, so they can focus on providing valuable services.

Completed in partnership with Yosemite National Park.

In Their Own Words

Buck Yedor, Volunteer, Yosemite Search and Rescue (2015)

“Coming home to new and clean cabin after a long night out with the Search and Rescue team made such a big difference in keeping up morale through the season. … The improved cabins made me feel like a valued part of the National Park Service.”

Aaron E. Smith

Protection Ranger

Project Notes

Improved housing helps retain exceptional Search and Rescue employees who provide an invaluable service to the park. Enabling Search and Rescue Personnel to remain in close proximity to one another strengthens team cohesion, and in turn provides a better service to visitors and other parties in need of Yosemite Search and Rescue assistance