The Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Program
Our Programs - California
Since 2010, Parks in Focus® has teamed up with Yosemite National Park to host Yosemite in Focus. Our current partner youth
organizations are the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and the YMCA of Silicon Valley. Camping in Yosemite Valley, participants
hone their photography skills with views of El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome at sunset, and enjoy a photography walk
with staff from the Ansel Adams Gallery.
They help restore native plant habitat and, in a culminating ceremony, are sworn in as Junior Rangers. Thanks to generous support
from the Yosemite Conservancy, participants keep their digital cameras as an incentive to continue their photographic explorations.
Photo highlights from their adventures are displayed at the Ansel Adams Gallery and other venues each year.
See photo highlights from our California program