Mini Mountaineers - Seattle - 2019

Youth Program

Mini Mountaineers

The Mini Mountaineers is a community of families exploring together to inspire a love for the outdoors in the future stewards of our planet. Join your little one for nature-based activities and meet like-minded outdoorsy families!

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.


Mini Mountaineers is designed to get kiddos ages 2-5 and an accompanying adult interacting with nature together, fostering the next generation of environmental stewards. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, friends...let us do the planning to get you and your little one outside together with fellow outdoorsy families!

Variety of Activities

Mini Mountaineers hosts a variety of activities per month including:

  • Educational activity, where we will make crafts, play games, and read stories relating to each nature theme to make learning fun.
  • Nature walks in Seattle parks. We will listen for birds, splash in a creek, play in the sand, look for bugs, and enjoy being surrounded by nature! 
  • Adventure activities such as climbing night at the Program Center, snowshoe outings, and more!  


Enrolling in this course allows you to register for any Mini Mountaineers events, which are free of charge. You must have a Family Membership or Guest Family Membership and complete the Family Programs Activity Form on your youth's profile in order to enroll.

Please register the youth participant(s) and adult chaperone(s) separately.

 Schedule of events

*added to on a rolling basis

  • October 8: Nature walk at Magnuson Park
  • October 22: Fall activity at the Seattle Program Center
  • November 5: Nature walk at Ravenna Park
  • November 16: Nature walk at Carkeek Park
  • November 20: Turkey trot at the Seattle Program Center
  • December 4: Nature walk at the Arboretum
  • December 17: Solstice celebration at the Seattle Program Center
  • January 7: Nature walk at Seward Park
  • January 21: Rock climbing at the Seattle Program Center
  • February 4: Nature walk at Discovery Park
  • February 13: Valentine's activity at the Seattle Program Center
  • March 17: St. Patty's activity at the Seattle Program Center
  • May 21: Tidepooling at Discovery Park
Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Field Trip (optional)
Kelsey Creek Park
Sat, Mar 12, 2022
Registration closed Mar 11
3 participants on waitlist
1 chaperone
Program Materials

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