Magical Yosemite With Your Grandchild: Trains, Gold & Robots
Create lasting memories on a uniquely Californian adventure with your grandchild as you ride a steam engine, pan for gold, construct robots and learn the story of Yosemite.
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Program No. 20349RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Roast marshmallows with a Park Ranger while learning about the pioneers of the Yosemite area. Search for gold like a prospector, ride a steam engine through the sugar pine forest, build an underwater robot and hike through the magnificent domes, granite cliffs, meadows and Sequoia groves of Yosemite. Take part in interactive evening presentations where you meet rescued birds, sing campfire songs and much more.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk up to two miles daily on varied terrain. Elevations of 3,100-7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Yosemite Valley from Bridalveil Fall to the Yosemite Museum’s Indian Cultural Exhibit and Yosemite Falls.
  • Enjoy a campfire with a Yosemite Park Ranger.
  • Sift through the silt in search of gold and learn to create and manipulate a real underwater robot!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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Doug Jensen
Doug Jensen recently retired after more than 20 years as an administrator in education, including eight years in developing and supervising Outdoor Environmental Education programs. One of the significant motivators behind his retirement was based upon his love for Outdoor Environmental Education and his desire to re-enter that field. He is so fortunate to live in an area where the Sierra National Forest is my yard boundary; I spend most of my free time exploring and learning new things about nature.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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