We can hardly believe that Day 6, our last full day here has already come and gone! Though we are very excited to come home, we wanted to take full advantage of our last full day here in Yosemite! It started out just like every...

Today the following students ventured to (and through) Spider Cave: Genesis, Camilla, Ayaana, Chester, Zach, Dusty, Tu, and Sebastian Clemente. Based on survey over the years of all Yosemite hikes and activities, Spider Cave by far draws the most enthusiastic student response. That enthusiastic response,...

The research on the brain functions is both intuitive and fascinating and points the way toward how we can help our children learn. It turns out that there is a particular part of the brain where real, deep learning takes place. Learning – forming memories,...

Day 5 was another day filled with learning, challenges, and most of all, excitement! We started out our day with breakfast. Today it was ham, eggs, potatoes, blueberry muffins, fruit, and oatmeal. We were going to need all that protein today with the hike that...

Today the following students took a hike into Sequoia territory: Genesis, Camilla, Tu, Ayaana, Dusty, Zach, Sebastian Clemente, and Chester. The trek amongst these massive structures included the opportunity to vertically look up at the largest living entity on Earth as well as...

Today was another great day here in Yosemite! Today started with breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, granola, and oatmeal at 7:00 am. Some of us loved the food so much, we out- ate Darren! We had another 1/4 pound of food waste again, but we're...

Day 3 began EARLY! With a 6:30am wake up call, we rolled out of bed, ready for all that today had to offer. After a quick change, we headed to the dining hall for a great spread. Eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruit, oatmeal, and cereal met...

Today the following students hiked to the Crane Flats Lookout Tower: Chester, Zach, Dusty, Sebastian Clemente, Ayaana, Tu, Camilla, and Genesis. The tower, perched high atop a mountain (and once used as a command post for spotting signs of fire), affords a spectacular panoramic view...

Day 2 started a little bit later than yesterday morning. After a full day and then eating our fill of ice cream and chocolate the previous night, we took FULL advantage of the extra hour of sleep! Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, cereal, and juice was...