AM Mini Mountaineers Camp - Wilderness Explorers - Olympia - 2022

Youth Program

AM Mini Mountaineers Camp - Wilderness Explorers

MORNING Mini Mountaineer WILDERNESS EXPLORERS is for campers ages 5-9 from 9:00-12:00pm

For campers ages 5-9, this week of MORNING Mini Mountaineer Camp is filled with hands-on activities, crafts, and outdoor exploring that focus on creating tools and kits to help any explorer be more successful! Each day will be new skills and hands-on activities including map reading and creating, backcountry cooking, fire safety, wilderness first aid, 10 Essential kits, and of course the favorite - shelter building! Mini Mountaineer camp is Monday - Friday 1:00-4:00 at the Olympia Friends Meeting House. 

Basic Schedule:

Monday: We will play plenty of fun get-to-know-you games as well as focus on learning the essentials to safely explore the outdoors and work together to tie dye our Camp Shirts!

Tuesday:   We will dive right in with 10 Essentials and Wilderness First Aid and practice those skills through games and playing scenarios for wilderness rescue at a local park nearby.  

Wednesday:  Your camper will create a variety of shelters using only the things you would find in the wilderness and a typical 10 essentials from a daypack for hiking. We will also learn how to protect food from animals as well as how to safely react to the different animals in the wilderness that you may encounter.

Thursday: After learning fire building techniques, we will enjoy some delicious treat cooked over the team-built fire and learn all about  fire safety and other forms of outdoor cooking.

Friday: Our final day will be filled with creating their very own Wilderness Explorer Essentials kits and finish off with games based on Leave No Trace principles and 1st Aid relay races.


  • Registration opens February 1
  • Drop off: 9am each morning
  • Pick up: 12pm each afternoon
  • Please note: all outdoor activities are weather and condition dependent.
Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment
  • Backpack 
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Warm layer & raincoat
Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.