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20349
California

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
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
California

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.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
Program No. 20349 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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itinerary
Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
Age 8 - 12
ROOMING OPTION PRICING
The figures below indicate the rooming options available.
DATES
Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2021
Per Adult
1,299
Per Child
999
Select
Itinerary Note

Glacier Point is scheduled to close from Spring of 2021 through the Fall of 2022 for road repairs and restoration, alternate field trip and hike destinations will be offered during this closure.

+ More
Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2021
1,299
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,299
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
Limited Space
Itinerary Note

Glacier Point is scheduled to close from Spring of 2021 through the Fall of 2022 for road repairs and restoration, alternate field trip and hike destinations will be offered during this closure.

+ More
Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022
Per Adult
1,399
Per Child
999
Select
Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022
1,399
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,399
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,699
/ Adult
999
/ Child
Select Date
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Per Adult
1,399
Per Child
999
Select
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
1,399
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,399
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,699
/ Adult
999
/ Child
Select Date

At a Glance

The best stories are the ones told around a camp fire – roast a marshmallow beside your grandchild and hear stories of Yosemite National Park and the pioneers who first explored this great wilderness. On this epic adventure, you’ll use your imagination to become a park ranger, prospector, train conductor and engineer as you pan for gold, ride a steam engine and build an underwater robot. Plus, hike through the magnificent domes, granite cliffs, meadows and Sequoia groves of Yosemite as you get to know this beautiful national park.
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…

  • Board a steam engine train for a ride through the sugar pine forest to learn about the gold rush and the area’s logging history.
  • Explore Yosemite from the spectacular cascading waters of Bridalveil Fall to the giant sequoia trees — the oldest and largest species on earth!
  • Head to the Baker Swim Complex to learn to create and manipulate a real underwater robot, and spend some swim time in the pool yourself!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Who Pooped in the Park? Yosemite Scat and Tracks for Kids
by Gary D Robson
A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the Sierra Nevada
by Stephen Whitney
Gloryland: A Novel
by Shelton Johnson
The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park
by King N Huber
Sierra Nevada Natural History: An Illustrated Handbook.
by Tracy I Storer
Little Ty Cooney and the Big Yosemite Race
by Steven Riley
Yosemite: The Complete Guide: Yosemite National Park
by James Kaiser
My First Summer in the Sierra
by Muir, John.
The first of John Muir's books. This inspirational book allows the reader to understand John Muir's desire to protect and preserve Yosemite.
Galen Clark: Yosemite Guardian
by Shirley Sargent
My Yosemite: A Guite for Young Adventurers
by Mike Graf
Camping With The President
by Ginger Wadsworth
History of the Sierra Nevada
by Francis Farqhar





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Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.