2016 Explore Fund Grant and More!


Sacred Rok is happy to announce that the North Face Explore Fund has awarded our Youth in Yosemite program 2016 grant. This grant will be extremely influential in helping us to fulfill our mission of supporting youth in nature, helping youth to learn to respect nature and through that, to respect themselves.

Please click here for more information on the Explore Fund:


We are also excited to share wth you a story release on National Parks Traveler website featuring Sacred Rok:

We thank you all for your continued help and support.

Katie Lambert
COO – Sacred Rok

Our new book: Voices from the Inside Out


Our new book, Voices From Inside Out, was developed jointly by Sacred Rok and the Probation Department youth. This inspirational book tells the stories of 22 young people who have come to Yosemite with Sacred Rok, and what it has meant to them.

We are asking for a suggested $20 donation (minimum) plus $5 for shipping and handling – please send a check or money order to PO Box 148 – Yosemite, CA 95389 if you would like a copy or click the PayPal button.

If you would like a book or a t-shirt, please provide details in your PayPal comment.


 The Search for Freedom

As we continue our relationship with Bear Creek Academy Juvenile Hall we’re happy to share our part in a feature length film called The Search for Freedom; which has played in 80 theaters across the US and winner of numerous awards.

Here is the short:

RON KAUK SHORT from Jon Long on Vimeo.

In our commitment of being with the youth at Juvenile Hall we keep building our story through camping trips, day trips, and lunch outings, which your donations help us to do.

We humbly thank you for your generous donations because it is with your support that we can continue to follow our mission.

We also would like to remind you that we offer a series of prints, t-shirts, and books in exchange for your contribution. Please check our website for more details: http://sacredrok.org/donate-now/

To watch the full length feature go here:

The mission of Yosemite-Based Sacred Rok is to support youth in nature, helping youth to learn to respect nature and through that, to respect themselves.

Education Nature’s Way

Sitting by a river, hiking, camping, learning to climb a rock.   Many young people do not have the opportunity to experience nature during their everyday lives.   We are concerned that so many youth have lost touch with nature. Experience with nature serves as a source of energy for youth to discover their potential, to explore themselves, to develop relationships with caring adults, and to learn to mentor other youth. The potential of so many young people is lost because our social institutions are not responsive to these instinctive needs. We emphasize the basics by bringing attention and conscious awareness to water, food and other essential needs thus helping them to develop an appreciation for our basic needs as humans and put more value and reality into that.

Sacred Rok provides the chance for small groups of young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to get to know the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park.

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Donate Now

We are always looking for donations of outdoor supplies and equipment for our trips. We like to provide each camper with a stainless steel canteen, a jacket, backpack, hiking shoes, flashlight, and dish set. Monetary donations are also very helpful in that they help to keep the kitchen going, supplying our participants with the best organic food our cook can prepare.

Please consider donating today. Below, you’ll find a variety of items we offer as thanks. Click on an thumbnail for more information, including suggested donation.

Photos by Ron Kauk

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