Yosemite's WildLink programs connect youth to nature in a national park — and in their own neighborhoods.

Visitor Services

People from around the world visit Yosemite to hike, camp, climb, take in the storied scenery and reconnect with the natural world. Conservancy donors help ensure diverse park visitors can access, experience and enjoy Yosemite’s wonders. This year, your gifts can help underrepresented groups connect with wilderness, inspire kids and teens to become stewards of public lands, support efforts to improve visitor flow in the Valley, and more.  

Yosemite's Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) helps underserved Merced County teens develop love for the outdoors while building academic and leadership skills. Photo: Adventure Risk Challenge.

Help teens develop academic and leadership skills through exploration and adventures in nature

Yosemite's Ask a Climber program helps visitors and climbers learn about and preserve the park's world-famous cliffs. Photo: NPS.

Support the inspiring and educational exchange between Yosemite climbers and visitors

Yosemite app users can explore park services and programs, use an interactive map to navigate, and tap into trail-specific content.

Enriching the visitor experience

Important research will use data from GPS units in the visitor day use study will help develop trip-planning tips for the public and improve the visitor experience.

Support key research to aid in developing trip-planning tips for the public

UC Merced's Yosemite Leadership Program (YLP) offers environmental education, personal and professional development, and hands-on projects to shape a new generation of public lands stewards. Photo: NPS.

Support the development of Yosemite ambassadors as they inspire the next generation through discovery and connection to the outdoors

Yosemite’s Junior Ranger programs inspire kids to learn about and protect natural resources in national parks and in their own backyards. Photo: NPS.

Inspire kids to explore nature in one of Yosemite’s most popular programs