Olympia Youth Outreach Committee
Calender Icon Olympia Youth Activities & Events
February 7, 2018-December 31, 2018 Mountain Workshop - Hands On Children's Museum - Olympia - 2018
April 4, 2018 Take a Hike - Hands On Children's Museum
April 24, 2018 Every Kid in a Park - Olympia Center
April 29, 2018 Day Hike - Harstine Island to McMicken Island
May 5, 2018 Day Hike - Point Defiance Park
May 10, 2018 Day Hike - Mima Mounds
June 23-24, 2018 City Campout - Priest Point Park
June 27, 2018 Indoor/Outdoor Wall Climb - SPIRE Rock
July 10, 2018 Urban Adventure - Tumwater Falls Park
August 7, 2018 Day Camp - Olympia Friends Meeting House
August 14, 2018 Indoor/Outdoor Wall Climb - Evergreen State College
August 30, 2018 Discover Nature - Hands On Children's Museum
September 1-3, 2018 Urban Adventure - Three Volcanoes Cabin
September 9, 2018 Day Hike - Ape Caves
October 6, 2018 Olympia Explorers Hike - Youth Trip (Location TBD)
October 6, 2018 Olympia Explorers Hike - Eunice Lake & Tolmie Peak Lookout
October 22, 2018 Olympia Explorers Meeting - Olympia Center
November 10, 2018 Olympia Explorers Climbing - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center
November 19, 2018 Olympia Explorers Meeting - Briggs YMCA
December 9, 2018 Olympia Explorers Snowshoe - Paradise
January 7, 2019 Olympia Explorers Meeting - Ken Lake
January 28, 2019 Olympia Explorers Meeting - Ken Lake
February 25, 2019 Olympia Explorers Meeting - Ken Lake
March 11-23, 2019 Outdoor Skills for Families - Olympia - 2019
March 11, 2019 Outdoor Skills Classes - Olympia Center
March 18, 2019 Outdoor Skills Classes - Olympia Center
March 23, 2019 Outdoor Skills Practicum - Priest Point Park
March 25, 2019 Olympia Explorers Meeting - Ken Lake
April 22, 2019 Olympia Explorers Meeting - Ken Lake
May 18, 2019 Olympia Explorers Climbing - Exit 38
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Olympia Youth Outreach Committee

Join us as we explore opportunities to bring outdoor experiences to youth through outdoor youth activities and family programs.

 With the focus on youth under the age of 14, our Olympia Branch allows youth to learn from highly skilled volunteer educators to bring the deepest and most personalized experience available. 

Outdoor skills, Hikes, & activities

Our wilderness adventures are scheduled throughout the year and are led by experience Mountaineers.  The focus is to have fun and engaging activities for kids such as hiking, rock climbing, camping, backpacking, razor clamming,  orienteering, berry picking, boating and more. We also have exciting classes for the family that teach Family Essentials and encourage a connection with the outdoors and participate in several stewardship outreach activities that offer families an opportunity to serve. 


Explorers is a year-round outdoor program aimed at pre-teen youth and their families.   The group typically goes on 1-2 outings per month and activities include rock-climbing, hiking, back-packing, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, and camping.  Parents and siblings are welcome to attend outings and even lead outings if they are a certified trip leader!  The kids are not required to have any prior skills or knowledge of the activities - we will teach the skills as we go.

Mountain workshops

This is our outreach program. We partner with youth-serving organizations to provide outdoor experiences that help get kids and families out of doors safely and successfully. Our programs are custom designed to provide experiences that can include hikes and snowshoe outings, outdoor skills and essentials, First aid, Navigation, Leave-No-Trace ethics, and more. We have worked with groups such as Big Brother Big Sister, Girl Scouts, City of Olympia, school classes, and more.
LEARN MOREand email beckyn@mountaineers.org to start planning your workshop today!

Summer Camp

Youth ages 5-10 can join The Mountaineers  for a week long summer-day camp in August. They will learn  outdoor skills such as climbing, hiking, kayaking, navigation, camp cooking, survival skills, and more!  This is a great opportunity for  youth to learn skills and spend time outside with new friends.


VOlunteer with the youth

We are always looking for volunteers to help mentor and lead our youth! Want to volunteer with our youth programs? Become a Qualified Youth Leader!