Olympia Youth Outreach Committee

Olympia Youth Outreach Committee

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

 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. 

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For  youth ages 6-9 and their parents/guardians, Pathfinders is designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor activities in a fun and exciting way! We meet twice a month to for skill building and many outdoor adventures. Your Pathfinder will learn a variety of outdoors skills as they spend the year hiking, rock climbing, snow shoeing, paddling, exploring, and so much more. Parents and guardians will attend outings and will even have a chance to become certified trip leaders!



 EXPLORERS Club (10-13)

Explorers is a year-round outdoor program aimed for youth ages 10-13  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 guardians 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.


after school adventure club

This is a weekly camp for kiddos ages 8-12. We will enjoy outdoor hikes, beach explorations, and learning outdoor skills. This is a great opportunity for  youth to learn skills and spend time outside with new friends.




Mountaineers adventure club (14-18)

Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC) is our year-round program for adventurous teens, ages 14-18.  MAC students choose their own goals and trips, and work toward them all year long. Skills learned may include: rock climbing, glacier climbing, mountaineering, XC skiing, snow camping, backpacking, and more. MAC students meet once a month locally to work on skills, and plan at least one weekend outing each month.

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

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!