Part 1: E.P.I.C. Adventures with Kids

Lecture: E.P.I.C. Adventures with Kids

Part 1: E.P.I.C. Adventures with Kids - Online Classroom

Part one of a two-part series with Katy Snyder and Kelly Hampton on working with youth in the outdoors. In this session, participants will learn how to have a successful trip with youth outdoors

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6:00-8:00pm PST via Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees the day of the session.

Have you been wanting to learn more tips on how to have a successful trip with youth outdoors? Have you been wanting to volunteer with youth programs? Are you a parent or caregiver who wants your children to love the outdoors as much as you do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come join our seminar.

Kelly Hampton and Katy Snyder will be sharing their experiences, knowledge, and pro tips on how to take youth outdoors and have a successful day for all involved! We will be focusing on preschool and elementary age youth, but many of the concepts we will discuss apply to youth of all ages. During our evening together we will establish what “having fun” outdoors means; discuss how to set expectations; create a fail-proof checklist before you head outside; recognize how developmental stages play a part in the journey; provide fun tips and ticks; and discuss scenarios related to youth in the outdoors.

Series details

This is part 1 of a two part series. Part 1 will be presented remotely through Zoom and part 22 will be in-person and teach you games and help you add to your toolbox of fun activities to do with kids outdoors. You are not required to attend both, but we definitely encourage you to join us at both seminars!


 E.P.I.C Adventures with Kids is a 2-part training—however you can attend either workshop if you are unable to participate in both.  Each workshop will also include voluntary breakout groups. If you have any questions or requests, please contact the organizer directly.

Part 1:  Zoom meeting on May 2, 6-8pm PST
Part 2: In-person at The Seattle Program Center, Cascade A and B on May 9, 6-8pm PST


Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton is a preschool and early elementary educator and a parent coach in Seattle, WA. She holds a deep passion for empowering children’s natural curiosity, imagination, and sense of discovery. As a parent coach she helps caregivers discover their path to parenting with dignity, respect, and compassion, while finding joy along the way. Kelly discovered first hand the true power of fresh air and uneven ground while teaching preschoolers and watching the ways it calmed and centered their minds and bodies. Since then Kelly has become a true advocate for getting families outside. In addition to participating in the Mountaineers youth program with one of her daughters, Kelly’s family loves to ski, hike, camp, and play outside—even if it’s raining. 

Katy Snyder

By day, Katy is a logistics coordinator for a luxury travel company, but when not working she can be found outdoors, spending time with friends, sometimes with a sketchbook, and often eating ice cream. She was born and raised in Seattle, but considers Ireland to be her second home after living there for one year post graduation (6 months as an au pair for three elementary age youth). Her passion for the outdoors was born in high school when she joined The Mountaineers, becoming a founding member and president of the Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC). Since then, she has led dozens of technical outdoor excursions in the backcountry for youth ages 5 and up, encouraging curiosity and exploration. These trips have ranged from snow play days with the younger ones to week-long climbing trips with college students and anywhere in between. 


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