Explorers - Everett - 2020

Youth Program

Everett Explorers

Year-round Outdoor Adventure for Youth ages 8-12. No experience or skills needed to join - we will teach skills needed to participate in an activity. The group gets together every month to learn skills and go on 1-2 outings a month. Outings will be posted on website as required permitting becomes more concrete.

Explorers Membership is $300 for the year. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required for your first month. The remainder can be paid in full, or in monthly installments. 

ABOUT Explorers

Explorers is a year-round course, focused on teaching outdoor skills and providing outdoor experiences for kids 8-12 and their families. Explorers members will have the chance to learn and try a variety of outdoor activities, and will learn important skills to keep them safe in the wilderness. Activities include hiking & backpacking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, kayaking, building snow shelters, rope skills such as belaying and rappelling, wilderness first aid, wilderness navigation, ice ax skills, and more.


Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate along with their child. We have had many parents join us who had no prior outdoor skills and greatly enjoyed learning alongside their kids! 

Meetings and TRIPS

Members meet one Tuesday evening per month at the New Life Church in Everett to plan trips and practice skills, and then go on at least one weekend outdoor trip per month. 


All trips are supervised by adult volunteers. Parents are expected to be active chaperones at at least 50% of trips and meetings, either by helping drive carpool, participating in the activity and helping provide supervision, or helping instruct. Carpool drivers can be reimbursed at 24 cents per mile. All staff and volunteers must pass a background check and be certified through The Mountaineers in any skill they are teaching or trip they are leading. 


Outdoor equipment can almost always be borrowed from The Mountaineers when given enough notice (usually 1-2 weeks prior to trip).  


Explorers Membership is $300 for the year. A $50 deposit is required for your first month. The remainder can be paid in full, or in monthly installments.  Your Explorers membership costs cover:  supplies, camping fees and permits, and food for longer trips. Opting out of payment for a month because you missed the trip is not allowed.


Please read over handbook before committing to program. 


Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Almost all gear can be borrowed from The Mountaineers, but here are a few things that may come in handy:


Hiking Boots

Outdoor clothing: Rain proof layers, insulating layers (like fleece or down), base layers, wool socks, warm hat

Nalgene bottle or water bladder

11 essentials 

Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.