Olympia Youth & Family Activities

Olympia Youth & Family Activities

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



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. 




Our Pathfinders provides youth ages 6–9 and their parents/guardians with the opportunity to get outside at least once a month. Pathfinders is designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor activities and have fun! These programs are designed for parents and children who are looking for a community of like-minded families. The group will be supported by Mountaineers staff, but parents will be expected to play an active role in planning and even leading some trips. 



 EXPLORERS Club (10-12)

Explorers is a outdoor adventure program for youth ages 10–12  want to learn new outdoor skills and make lasting friendships. Explorer programs meet twice each month and are provided in three different seasons: FALL-Rock Climbing, WINTER-Basic Glacier Travel, & SPRING-Backpacking. These programs are designed for youth and families who are looking for a community of like-minded friends, and to prepare youth with the skills to be successful in our teen program, (Jr. MAC). 


JR. Mountaineers adventure club (12-15)

Junior MAC is a outdoor adventure program for youth ages 12–15 who want to learn new outdoor skills, and make lasting friendships with fellow adventurers. Jr. MAC programs meet twice each month and are provided in three different seasons: FALL-Rock Climbing, WINTER-Basic Glacier Travel, & SPRING-Backpacking. Parents are not required to attend outings but we do encourage parents to join us. This is a great opportunity for you to get outside with your Junior MAC member!



summer camp

Come and spend the summer with The Mountaineers! We have Mini Day camps are for youth ages 5-9, Full Day Camps for ages 8-13, and Overnight Adventure camps for ages 10-15. These experience-based camps offer youth a chance to learn a variety of outdoor skills and spend time outside with new friends.

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Youth & Family Outreach

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 MOREor email beckyn@mountaineers.org to start planning your workshop today!

VOlunteer with youth & families

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!