Yosemite (8th Graders)

Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, we have canceled field trips for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Typically each fall, eighth-graders have the opportunity to spend a week in Yosemite as part of the NatureBridge experience.

To access the Yosemite trip website, click here.

(Includes packing lists, forms and registration)


We hope to offer trips to Yosemite for future eighth grade classes.
Check back here for updated information, a packing list and student contract. 

Trip Information

Date of Trip:
Arrive at school:
Return to school:

Directions for students:
1. Report to Multi-Purpose Room and check in.
2. At check-in students will be given their trail group number, school group number (A,B,C,D,E), cabin number, bus number and which teacher is supervising their group.
3. Once students check-in, if they have medication they will take their medications (that are in a ziplock bag) to the table of the school group (A,B,C,D,E) and hand in your medications. All medications must have had a medication form completed, with parent and doctor signatures submitted already. All medications MUST:

- be in sealed, new packages (no loose pills)
- have student name clearly labelled on medication
- if you have multiple medications, put inside a clear ziploc bag with student name labelled on front

4. Report to your trail group teacher's table and wait to board the bus.

Helpful Links for Shopping

Sleeping bags
Bandanas (multi pack...split with a friend)

Local stores to find equipment:

Big 5
Mountain View Surplus:
Sports Basement

Trip Donation Information

The suggested donation is: TBD. The school will welcome any donation you can make towards the trip. You can bring a check, made out to Mountain View Whisman School District or cash to the office. Donations can be accepted post trip.

FYI, the per-student cost covers:

  • NatureBridge program cost: 5 days/4 nights of program tuition, room and board, and all activities and instruction.
  • Transportation: round trip on charter bus.
  • Administration and supervision: planning and administration of the program, teacher stipends, and cost of substitute teachers.
  • Various other expenses: supplies, duplication of materials, etc.
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