Olympia Mini Mountaineers - 2024

Youth Program

Olympia Mini Mountaineers 2023/2024

The Olympia mini mountaineers focuses on getting outside with other minis and their families to make connections and build a foundation for nature recreation among our youth!

Please read this description in its entirety before registering.

Note: Mini Mountaineers is $150 total for the 2024 session. This session will run from January- December. Participants may register here and pay in full, or may contact clairee@mountaineers.org to set up a payment plan. 

We offer financial assistance! To apply for financial assistance click here.

Our Mini Mountaineers program provides youth ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians with the opportunity to get outside twice a month. Mini Mountaineers is designed to get families outside, creating a lasting bond with nature, learning about different plants and  nature facts, and being creative with art in nature. 

Mini Mountaineers will be supported by both Mountaineers staff as well as parents who are approved for leading trips.  Parents will play an active role in supporting their children by actively participating on the trips, supervising their youth, and possibly even leading some trips if they feel ready. We will provide opportunities for parents to advance their own outdoor skills as well as learn key skills for leading kids safely in the outdoors. This program will focus on skill-building for both youth and adults, and on building an outdoor community.

Youth within the age of 2 and 5 may register as participants, and therefore pay the registration and program fee. Parents must register themselves for activities as well. Each child is required to have a guardian present for the Mini Mountaineers Programs. 

Badges you will earn:

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

All required equipment, with a few exceptions, is available to be borrowed from the Mountaineers. Before each trip, an itinerary/packing list will be distributed to the group that details all necessary gear and information for the trip. 

If families want to bring their own gear, here are some items you may find useful for most trips:


Hiking boots

Wool socks

Non-cotton active clothing and insulating layers

First Aid Kit

Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.