Explorers - Seattle - 2022

Youth Program


Explorers is a year round program for youth ages 10 - 11.


Explorers is a year-round outdoor adventure program for youth ages 10-11 who want to learn new outdoor skills and make lasting friendships with fellow adventurers. The program is designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor activities, including climbing, hiking, paddling, xc skiing, and more. While both parents/guardians are not required to attend outings, a parent/guardian chaperone support is required for all trips. This is a great opportunity for you to get outside with your Explorer!

We also offer climbing skills sessions and leadership opportunities for the parents! Starting this year, parents will have the opportunity to take part in a climbing skills series, learning what it takes to set up and take down ropes from the top of a climb. We will also be offering a leadership series, providing the tools and guidance in planning and leading trips for the clubs.


Explorers membership is $1000 for families joining in October. Students joining in the winter will be prorated. Members will have the option of paying up front or paying the annual fee in a series of installments. This is an annual club.

To join, members must pay the 1st of 4 installments (non-refundable) by October 31. They do so by using this page to register. Be aware that the price displayed on this page is the price of the 1st installment and that the program costs $1000. Interested members will have the opportunity to join in on at least one meeting and trip before paying and committing.

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



For those who were a part of the youth clubs during the 2020-2021 program year, pre-registration will open on October 1. Email Katy to be offered a spot. On Oct 15 at 7am, registration will  open to everyone else on a first come first serve basis. Here is a video that demonstrates the registration process both for the club as a whole and for individual trips.


To register for the Explorers Kick-Off Trip, register on the activity page, which is listed as a stand-alone seminar in order to allow prospective members to register themselves. 

Register here for the Kick-Off Trip on Sept 25-26, 2021.

Explorer / Jr. MAC COMBO TRIPS

New this year, we are offering Explorer/Jr. MAC combo trips! These trips are open to both Explorers and Jr. MACers. Combo trips will unfortunately not be visible here on the course page. To see the combo trips offered, check out the Explorers/Jr. MAC Calendar.

If you'd like to register for the combo trip, please sign up on the activity page itself, NOT here on the course page.


To register (or cancel) for trips, make sure to always do it from this pageHere is a video that demonstrates the registration process both for the club as a whole and for individual trips.

  1. Click on "Manage Registration" on the right side of this page
  2. Check the box(es) of the trip(s) you'd like to register for
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click "save"
  4. Double check what you are signed up for by viewing the "My Activities" section of your profile. 

Cancelling from a trip

Cancelling yourself or your child from a trip is quite simple; it's just the reverse of registering for trips.

  1. Click on "Manage Registration" on the right side of this page
  2. UNCHECK the box(es) of the trip(s) you'd like to cancel your registration
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click "save"


If it's not letting you register your child: check to make sure your child's "Youth Information Form" and "Explorers Program Form" and "Youth in Adult Programs Form" are filled out on their profile.

If it's not letting you register as a chaperone: check to make sure your Mountaineers waiver is filled out on your profile and that you still have your QYL badge (expires after 3 years).

If it's still not letting you register as a chaperone: double check to make sure you are listed as a chaperone on the roster on this course page. Scroll down and click the blue "Roster" tab to check.


We are not requiring you to be vaccinated to be a part of the club, though various trip leaders might require it. If you'd like to learn more about our COVID guidance within the youth programs and in general at The Mountaineers, please check out our Guidance Document.


Check out the blue "Program Materials" tab to find additional resources including the handbook, reimbursement form, general gear lists, trip leadership resources, and more!

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Each trip has it's own gear requirements. See activity pages for gear lists. If you'd like to borrow gear, as a member of Explorers you have access to use of our climbing gear while on club trips as well as the Gear Library.

Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.