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Seattle Day Camp Registration - Lottery Opens Jan 2, 2023

Since the inception of our day camps, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing our programs and community grow in breadth and depth. Every season is full of camp magic, laughter, bracelet-making, and outdoor adventure. Historically, camp has had an inevitably stressful registration day as well. In response to feedback provided by camp families, and in an attempt to make the registration process smooth for campers and staff alike, we’ve made the decision to reconfigure registration for our Seattle Day Camp offerings.  Read more…

Snow-Free Activities to Keep You Outdoors All Winter Long

Although snow-capped mountains and freshly-groomed trails dominate the public imagination this time of year, not all winter activities are snow-centered. This is especially true in the Pacific Northwest, where we have an abundance of activities to enjoy year-round with just a few modifications. In celebration of The Mountaineers diverse offerings throughout all four seasons, we connected with a few of our volunteers to learn how they continue to stay active throughout the chilliest months. Read more…

2022 Recap: A Year in Review

The Mountaineers is an incredible community of outdoor enthusiasts, students, instructors, advocates, and leaders. We are inspired by our community’s dedication to fostering connections to the outdoors. As we close the door on 2022 and look ahead to 2023, we reflect on our core values and how they’ve guided us through this past fiscal year. Read more…

Impact Giving | We Go Beyond Fun

Like all Mountaineers, our Super Volunteers delight in small
moments of frivolity. A cold beverage shared between a
paddler and a powerboat. Playing lighthearted pranks during
an Urban Walk. Watching the magnificent, performative hunt
of a short-eared owl. Community-based fun is the heartbeat
of The Mountaineers. Read more…

Top 10 Mountaineers of Instagram: Inspiration for 2023

One of the first impulses we have while recreating outdoors is to take a photo. We want to share the exhilaration of our alpine scrambles, the warmth of alpenglow on an early morning snowshoe, or the unexpected wildlife dotting our hiking trails. We photograph because we have a deep connection to these natural places and we want others to experience that connection, too. Read more…

Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive - January 9

On Monday, January 9, The Mountaineers will be hosting a Pop-Up Donor Center with Bloodworks Northwest at the Seattle Program Center from 9am-3pm. Read more…

528 members like you

There is just one day left to make your 2022 donation to The Mountaineers. The funds raised this season will help youth find their inner confidence, equip advocates to speak up for wilderness and public lands, and ensure that outdoor education is available to all.  Read more…

Mountaineer of the Week: Carolyn Read

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to... Read more…

Make an Impactful Difference in 2023

I know it's a busy season, so I will get straight to the point: we need your help to raise $200,000 by the end of this month so that The Mountaineers community can go farther in 2023. If you have found value in programs or books at The Mountaineers, will you consider making a donation this holiday season? Read more…

Olympia Mountaineers Open House - Jan 5

Are you dreaming of outdoor adventures or trying to enhance your skills?  Members and non-members are invited to spend an evening learning about upcoming Olympia Mountaineer programs and activities.  This is a great opportunity to meet with activity leaders and ask any questions you have about course offerings.  They will have information about what it takes to get started, the gear you will need, course schedules, and more.  Read more…