Here are the winners of the 2019 Summer Employee Photo Contest! As always, we thank everyone who entered photos as well as those who came out to vote on your favorites. We had over 250 entries this summer and over 300 employees came out to vote on their favorites. There are so many talented people in the park and we love being able to showcase a very small slice of that talent.
This call goes out to all the painters, jewelers, knitters, artists, bakers, woodworkers, photographers…Our first ever Employees Only Crafts Fairs will be in September! This will be your chance to sell your artistries to other employees.
Mammoth Rec Center Wed, Sept 11 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Old Faithful Rec Center Wed, Sept 18 2:00 – 8:00 pm
All employees are welcome to come to either event to peruse or buy the goods. We will have hors d’oeuvre and soft drinks available during the fairs.
*To sign up for a booth, please contact Josie in the MHS Rec Office at 344-5283 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up for a booth at Mammoth, Old Faithful or both!
These interactive workshops will cover so much but the main focus is to teach participants how to minimize impacts when recreating outdoors. Click on the pic for more info about what the workshops will be about.
Old Faithful Rec Center Wed, June 5 7:00 pm
Canyon Rec Center Fri, June 7 7:00 pm
Grayling Dorm (Grant) Sat, June 8 7:00 pm
Jupiter Conf Room (MHS) Wed, June 12 7:00 pm
Lake Rec Center Thu, June 13 7:00 pm
We have so many educational seminars coming your way! Below are the dates for each location. All of these will be at 7:00 pm. Click here for your location Activity Calendars to find other upcoming events.
|WOLVES - Presented by Wolf Project Technicians|
|Canyon Rec Center||Wed, July 31|
|Tower Rec Room||Tue, Aug 6|
|OWLS - Presented by Katy Duffy|
|Jupiter Conference Room - Mammoth||Mon, Aug 12|
|Old Faithful Rec Center||Tue, Aug 13|
|Tower Rec Room||Wed, Aug 14|
|Canyon Rec Center||Thu, Aug 15|
|GEOLOGY & VOLCANOLOGY|
|Mammoth Rec Center||Fri, Aug 16|
|Lake Employee Pub||Thu, Aug 22|
|BATS - Presented by Austin Waag|
|Mammoth Rec Center||Mon, Aug 19|
|MONTANA RAPTOR CONSERVATION|
|Mammoth Rec Center||Wed, Aug 28|
*The Montana Raptor Organization will be bringing live birds for a presentation to the Mammoth Rec Center. We will be driving a van from each location but please carpool as well!
Photo Entry Deadline is February 12 by 5:00 pm
The Winter Employee Photo Contest is back! Whether you’re new to the contest or a veteran winner, turn your photos into the Snow Lodge or Parkwide Recreation Office by February 12 for a chance to win. There are three categories: Wildlife, Scenic, and People. The prizes for the top three in each category are: $75, $50, and $35.
Photos will be displayed for judging on these dates:
February 15 – Mammoth Xanterra Employee Dining Room 11 am – 1 pm
February 19 – Old Faithful Paintbrush Dorm Lobby 3 pm – 9 pm
As with all YCERP events, employees (and their immediate family members) of NPS, YPSS, DNC, Medcor, Yellowstone Forever and Xanterra are welcome to participate in both entries and judging!
Print an entry form here. You must submit one entry per photo.
The three day/two night trip on February 5, 6 and 7 is the perfect way to get out of the park and hit the slopes. From Mammoth and Snow Lodge, we meet in West Yellowstone and then head to the resort. At the cozy resort you’ll find an outdoor hot tub and heated swimming pool, an exercise facility, several different dining options and of course some of the best powder in the Lower 48!
The trip cost includes transportation from your location, two nights lodging in the Teewinot Lodge and a full day ski pass on the 6th. Ski/snowboard rentals are not included.
For more information and a list of prices, click here.
Be sure to commemorate your winter season with YNP Staff items! Pictured is the 2018-19 design available on hoodies. It will be custom order so you can choose what color you would like. There will be two order deadlines – January 10 and February 21 – throughout the season. You must place your order and pay before either deadline. The hoodies will come approximately 10 days after the deadline. We also have sweatpants in the rec offices for $30, beanies for $25, Nalgenes for $10 and soon we will have hats and fanny packs. Click on the picture for more information and click here for color options.
No artistic ability needed. The artist will give you step by step instructions in order to create your masterpiece. Participants over the age of 21 years old can bring your own alcohol to sip while painting. Spots are very limited. You must sign up and pay in advance at your location recreation office during office hours. Sponsored by Blue Bison Art.
Snow Lodge Conference Room
Tuesday, January 29 at 8:00 pm or
Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00 pm
Mammoth / Gardiner
Jupiter Conference Room next to the Recreation Hall
Monday, February 11 at 7:00 pm