YELLOWSTONE FOR FAMILIES: MAMMOTH TO GRANT VILLAGE

YELLOWSTONE FOR FAMILIES: MAMMOTH TO GRANT VILLAGE

Dates:
Start Dates: June 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, July 1, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29, August 5, 6
Location:
Grant Village, Mammoth Hot Springs
Instructors:
Institute Staff
Audience Type:
Families, School
Program Type:
Lodging & Learning
Program Subject:
Art, Cultural History, Geology, Wildlife

Experience the magic of Yellowstone on this learning adventure for families with children ages 8–12 years old. Your family will explore canyons, waterfalls, and geyser basins, as well as enjoy activities together including animal tracking, wildlife watching, photography, painting, and hiking. During the program, your children can become Yellowstone National Park Junior Rangers. Package Includes:

  • 3 nights lodging in a Mammoth Hot Springs frontier Cabin (lodging upgrades may be available)
  • 2 nights lodging at a Grant Village premium room
  • 5 breakfasts (4 hot dining room breakfasts and 1 box breakfast to go)
  • 4 deli lunches to go
  • Hot beverages in the bus on our early start wildlife watching day
  • All gratuities for foodservice
  • All in-park transportation in a 14-passenger bus
  • Instruction by a Yellowstone Forever naturalist guide throughout the program
  • A custom 32-oz. Nalgene Tritan wide mouth bottle (gift item)
  • All supplies for art, photography, and Junior Ranger activities
  • Scopes, binoculars, bear spray, games, activities, and other field equipment and supplies as needed
  • An orientation on the evening of the first day to ensure you will have an enjoyable and comfortable experience throughout the program.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.