Symposium 2019

“The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go…” -John Muir

This will be the 7th time CCWR has had a Symposium at Tenaya Lodge. We decided to embrace our roots and go back for our quarter-century gathering! Things have changed at Tenaya Lodge, they have expanded and now there are more amenities and more food options! It is a beautiful location and if you book early you may be able to get a few more days added on to make a trip out to Yosemite as well.

We dedicate this year to all past board members and recognize their efforts to keep this organization going!

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Symposium Registration

The cost will be $75 for members and $120 for non-members. This cost includes a complimentary welcome breakfast on Saturday morning, access to nearly 30 presentations and labs, ability to pre-register for the IWRC courses and much more! Tickets can be purchased during registration for our labs and annual fun-raising banquet on Saturday night. Labs are $15 and our banquet will be $55 which will include a generous Italian spread with multiple vegetarian and vegan options as well as our silent auction.

IWRC Courses

We are very excited to have IWRC host two of their courses with us this year. They will teach the Pain and Wound Management (8-hour course) on Sunday 1:30-5:30pm and Monday 8am-12pm and the Zoonoses (4-hour course) on Monday 8am-12pm as well. The IWRC courses will have a separate registration cost associated with them. These are also the only classes that will happen on Monday so you won’t miss out on any other labs!

We’ll see you at the mountains to celebrate 25 years of wildlife rehabilitation collaboration and sharing of knowledge in our beautiful state of California!


Accommodations at Tenaya Lodge

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is nestled among California’s High Sierra’s. Tenaya Lodge is located along Highway 41 just two miles from Yosemite’s South Gate. For more information visit

CCWR has negotiated a specific number of sleeping rooms reserved Friday night through Sunday night at the special symposium rate of $139 per night single/double occupancy (not including taxes and fees). Additional adults (3 or more) will be an extra $15 a night. You must make reservations before October 1, 2019 in order to receive this rate. Tenaya Lodge prefers that you reserve your rooms online, however you can call Tenaya Lodge at (800) 635-5807, Option #1 and identify that you’re with the California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators, or by using the group code 31I4AF to receive the group rate.

Update 9/23: Rooms are all booked up. We are going to see if we can negotiate more rooms. If you still need a room please email

UPDATE 9/13: Rooms are almost gone! Consider getting a suite or cabin with a bunch of friends to save on costs.

UPDATE 8/26: There are no more of the single/double occupancy rooms left for Oct 31 or Nov 4. There are rooms available for those days, but they are more expensive. If you have multiple people consider getting a cottage together and splitting the costs, may even be cheaper that way.

Once the rooms are filled, the symposium rate cannot be guaranteed, even if requested before the cut-off date. The special rate will be extended to attendees for the nights before and after the symposium if space is available. The check-in time is 4:00 PM and the check-out time is 11:00 AM. 

Other Accommodations Nearby (have not scouted these locations):

White Chief Mountain Lodge, Fish Camp

Narrow Gauge Inn, Fish Camp

Airbnb options