Kids entering grades 1-7 (ages 6-12/13) join The Mountaineers for week-long adventure full of Mountaineers Activities! Kids will have a chance to try a variety of outdoor activities, which may include: climbing, hiking, kayaking, navigation, photography, outdoor cooking, first aid, shelter building, fire building or basic wilderness skills. Each week has it's own theme - click on each individual week to view the specifics of that week's theme. Each week will include fun games and activities, an earth stewardship component, and outdoor skills development, all led by skilled instructors. While each session allows for plenty of climbing time, we mix up other outdoor skills so that each session, campers get to learn something new! Camp is Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Field trip days may run longer - check with the specific week for more information.
A sample of weekly schedule for Junior Mountaineers:
Monday: Introductions, team building, climbing, swimming
Tuesday: Games, leave no trace, map & compass, swimming
Wednesday: Hiking field trip to Anderson Lakes, Photography
Thursday: Kayaking in Lake Washington, climbing
Friday: Scavenger Hunt and Family Day
July 22-26 is Survivor Week! Each day we'll learn survival skills that will help us stay safe in the wilderness. We'll learn about the 10 essentials and how to use the things we bring. We'll also learn primitive skills like shelter building, primitive fire building and navigation using natural devices. Our field trip will take us to Alderleaf Wilderness College, where their expert staff will spend the day teaching wilderness skills to each of the groups. The kids are sure to come home ready to teach the family new wilderness skills!
Transfer policy: Campers can transfer from one session to another without penalty (except a $10 administration fee) until 2 weeks before the session they are transferring out of. Transfers within 2 weeks of the registered session will be considered a cancellation. Ability to transfer is contingent upon available space in the session the camper wishes to transfer to.
Cancellation policy: Campers cancelling until April 15, 2013 will receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee. Campers cancelling between April 16 and June 1, 2013 will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Campers cancelling between June 1 and 2 weeks before the registered session will receive a 50% refund. Campers cancelling within two weeks of the registered session will not receive a refund.