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About Student Programs

With a guiding staff equally experienced in working with both adults and student groups, Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides offers unparalleled programming options for schools, travel camps, families, and outdoor programs both in Yosemite National Park and in the Sierra National Forest. Our guides have the experience and the understanding to instruct students on technical skills, natural history, ecology, land sciences, interpersonal communication, and group dynamics. Our highly customizable itineraries and progressive menu planning allow SYMG to meet any school's needs, whether it is a 5-day backpack or a 3-day basecamp with hiking and rock-climbing.

Highly respected schools like Cate School; Marin Country Day School; San Francisco Friends School; Nueva School; Head Royce of Oakland, California; The Branson School of Ross, California; Marin Academy; Ojai Valley School; Squaw Valley Academy, The Sage School and the Overlake School of Redmond, Washington have chosen SYMG for good reason. Peggy Proctor of The Branson School sums it up:



"Many thanks...for everything you have given all of us. You have opened your heart, your home, and your extensive skills to us and we have all benefited greatly. Thanks for your 100% dedication to the growth & happiness of our students."-Peggy Proctor, Branson School

We also work with the some of the finest student adventure programs in the country, including Wanderers, Adventures Cross Country, the Boy Scouts of America, YMCA groups, Wilderness Ventures, Moondance Adventures, The World Outdoors, and Bold Earth.