Our Parks | Your Adventure

In celebration of the National Parks Centennial, we’re launching Our Parks | Your Adventure, a choose-your-challenge fundraising event to inspire you to go on adventures in our National Parks while raising funds for our youth programs!
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June 20, 2016
Our Parks | Your Adventure

In celebration of the National Parks Centennial, we’re launching Our Parks | Your Adventure, a fundraising opportunity we hope will inspire you  to choose a challenge in our National Parks. We hope to raise $40,000 between July 1 and September 5, 2016! 

Our Parks

The Mountaineers has nearly 12,000 members, all of whom love the outdoors in their own unique way. We get outside whenever and however we can. Washington state is home to three of our nation's national parks, and our members had a hand in forming all of them. That's why we want to challenge you to get outside this summer, enjoy our national parks, and raise support for our youth programs, so that the next generation can fall in love with the outdoors too.

Your Adventure

Gavin Woody, a Mountaineers Advisory Council member and former board president,  is the quintessential adventurer. When it comes to taking on personal challenge, he's got it dialed to eleven. He's an ultra-runner, mountaineer, and loving father of two adorable future-adventurers.

Gavin is also the reason we're launching Our Parks | Your Adventure.  A few years ago, Gavin suggested we hold an adventure-based fundraising event to give members a fun way to support our youth programs. Today, he's inviting you to choose a Mountaineers-esque adventure -  like climbing, hiking, kayaking, walking, or photography - to complete in one of our National Parks, where opportunities for adventure are endless.  

As a father of two little ones, getting kids outside is important to Gavin. We agree. Since the launch of our Mountaineers youth programs, we’ve connected over 8,700 youth from all backgrounds (60% are kids who wouldn't otherwise have outdoor opportunities) to the outdoors to inspire a healthy, active outdoor lifestyle. We hope to cultivate this generation of stewards of our public lands and waterways. With your participation in Our Parks | Your Adventure, you will help us continue to connect thousands more kids to the outdoors and to the National Parks that belong to us all.

Sign up now  to join Gavin and fellow Adventurers to get outside this summer.

Adventure with us!


Support an Adventurer

Can't adventure but want to help? Make a donation of any size before September 5 to one of our participating Adventurers and it will be matched! 


p.s. Check out the summer issue of Mountaineer magazine on July 1 to read more of Gavin’s story and his inspiration for getting kids outside!