Mountaineers Youth Clubs - New Member Meetings & Registration

The Mountaineers Youth clubs are getting ready for a year full of fun and adventure. Learn how you can join and get involved!
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September 11, 2018

It’s fall, the air is crisp, the leaves are turning golden brown, and The Mountaineers Youth Clubs are launching new seasons to transform our young Mountaineers into lifelong outdoor enthusiasts! Join our youth clubs this fall as we welcome new members and plan for a year of learning new skills and adventuring.

The Mountaineers Youth Clubs function year round to foster outdoor skills development, get out on trips, and create community. Throughout the year, you may find them putting on snowshoes for the first time, learning to place climbing protection at the local crag, or hiking to a beautiful alpine lake. 

The Youth Clubs are divided into three age groups:

Each club cultivates individual skills in outdoor activities that will allow kids in the specific age ranges to explore the natural world and continue to grow outdoor skills. To find out more about the specifics of each club, please visit the youth pages highlighted above. Further details will be discussed at the meetings, which are outlined below.

Three branches offer youth clubs:

Olympia is in the process of launching Explorers, Tacoma offers Explorers and MAC, and Seattle offers all three. In the coming few weeks, we're hosting several informational meetings for all of the  youth clubs - the dates, times, and locations are listed below. If you can’t make it to one of these meetings, don't worry, you're welcome to come to one later in the season and you can always get in touch to learn more. We’ll host registration into the beginning of October. 


The Olympia Explorers has had such great interest this year that all the spots have already been filled! We look forward to having many fun adventures this year with the 12 members of the club, and welcome more members in the fall of 2019. If you're interested in learning more, please contact Becky Nielsen ( 


The Seattle Branch will have a New Member Meeting for each of the groups. The New Member Meetings will be held at the Seattle Program Center.

Pioneers: Tuesday, Sep 25, 6:30-8pm


Explorers: Wed, Sep 19, 6:30-8:30pm


MAC: Wed, Sep 12, 7-9pm



Both meetings are held at the Tacoma Program Center.

  • Explorers: Tuesday, Sep 11, from 7-8:30pm 
  • MAC: Wednesday, Sep 12, from 6:30-8:30pm

To RSVP or learn more about the Tacoma group, get in touch with our Tacoma Youth Program Leader Sarah Holt (


See you on the trail! 

Happy adventuring to our youth programs members and we look forward to many good stories at the end of the year!