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Every Kid in a Park

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Every Kid in a Park

How does Yosemite handle this free pass for 4th graders and their families? Have a daughter in 4th grade now and we'll be there as soon as school is finished!

How much will it save us on 7 days inside the park?

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1. Re: Every Kid in a Park

The seven day pass is $30. Most rangers at the entrance gate are familiar with this program, but not all of them. Your daughter qualifies for the free entrance.

I have a friend who was denied this at the South Entrance as school had just ended for the 2016/2017 school year, but her granddaughter did indeed qualify for the free entrance. Don't give up, if the ranger at your entrance gate doesn't understand.

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2. Re: Every Kid in a Park

Thanks! I see a rule on the website about expiration in August after the school year ends. I'll print that out.

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3. Re: Every Kid in a Park

The NPS website has a lot of info on Every Kid in a Park because most places the average kid will take his/her family are under the National Park Service.

https:/…everyKid.cfm

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However, the pass includes other federal public lands that have entrance fees. The official Every Kid website is run by the Department of the Interior, the cabinet-level agency that contains the NPS, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Fish and Wildlife, and you can get detailed info on how to get the pass and where it can take you.

Passes are issued for the school year, and the website is current for the 2017-2018 year. Kids need to go to the website, do an interactive adventure, and print the pass. At some parks, they can exchange the printed pass for a durable plastic grownup-looking one that resembles the annual or lifetime pass.

https:/…everyKid.cfm

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