Naturalists at Large provides a
complete outdoor curriculum for
primary through high school level
students. We can accommodate
trips for 15 students to over 200.
Naturalists at Large draws it’s
instructors from all over the United
States. These are men and
women with 4-year university
degrees or equivalent who have
proven experience working with
youth in the outdoors and in the
All of our instructors are CPR and
Wilderness First Aid Certified. Many of
them hold advanced certifications such
as Wilderness Emergency Medical
Technician, Wilderness First
Responders and Wilderness
Advanced First Aid.
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nutrition needed for
There are plenty of
options to choose
from at each meal.
Vegetarian options will be available at every
For other food needs, please see our
“procedures for students with serious food
allergies and dietary needs” form available
from your faculty
Feel free to contact the NAL office to discuss
ALLERGIES & RESTRICTIONS
The program of hiking
and group activities will
to the environment.
The unique natural
history of the Sierra
mixed conifer forest
and associated plants
Andy Goldworthy style Art Projects
Reflective Activities and
Stretching and Yoga
Map and Compass Orienteering
THURSDAY, MAY 19 (Day Three)
7:30 Breakfast prep/clean up
9:00 Half the groups will hike the Mist Trail today. Groups
should stagger. Other half of groups will hike Upper Yosemite
5:00 Free time supervised by faculty/chaperones
5:30 Dinner prep/clean up
7:30 Presentation practice
8:00 Evening program: Campfire with s’mores and
9:00 Students released to faculty
9:30 In tents
10:00 Camp quiet hours
A TYPICAL DAY
A great adventure for the
Medications, Allergies, and
Special Dietary Needs
Follow your equipment list.
Pack together. Adult and student can double check the contents of the gear bag.
All clothing should fit in a medium size duffle.
A day pack is essential to move about the program with water, some food, extra
layers of clothing, and personal incidentals.
Utensil Kit that may be reused for each meal and a cup that can handle hot & cold
Rain gear is a must. (water-proof shell) Rain Ponchos
Comfortable closed toed shoes are required. Light
weight hikers or tennis shoes with a few pairs of good
outdoor socks (non-cotton).
A good water bottle (quart or liter).
The proper sleeping bag
(check your equipment list for specifics).
Ground pad. Ensolite pads are much
cheaper than thermarest types and work
just as well.
Plastic bag protection: Bring a Heavy Duty
Garbage Bag to Line your Luggage and a few
small plastic bags for wet and dirty clothes/ shoes
Don’t send gear that you could not afford lost or
broken (expensive cameras, cell phones, and
other electronics). A handy disposable camera
would be just fine.
Follow your equipment list, ask questions, borrow