Mini Mountaineers - Seattle - 2020

Youth Program

Mini Mountaineers

For families with kids ages 2-5 who want to spend time outdoors together.

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.

About Mini Mountaineers

Mini Mountaineers is designed to get kiddos ages 2-5 and an accompanying adult interacting with nature together, fostering a love for the outdoors in the next generation. 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 every month including:

  • One small group in-person event every month during the school year! This could be a nature walk and educational activities at a Seattle park where we'll listen for birds, splash in creeks, look for bugs,...and enjoy being surrounded by nature! It could also be an adventure activity like climbing at the Seattle Program Center.
  • On the other weeks, we'll send fun family activities, like coloring pages, craft instructions, and scavenger hunts, to your inbox. 
  • Do you have an activity you'd like to see? Email me at 


Enrolling in this course allows you to register for any Mini Mountaineers events, which are free of charge. In-person field trips will be capped at 5 Mini Mountaineers and their accompanying adult. Please sign up for just one per month. 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. Learn about scholarships for Mountaineers' programs.

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

Schedule of Events

*added to on a rolling basis

  • September 29 & 30: Nature walk at Magnuson Park 
  • October 13 & 14: Nature walk at Ravenna Park
  • November 10 & 11: Nature walk at the Seattle Arboretum 
  • December 8 & 9: Early solstice celebration at Carkeek Park
  • January 26 & 27: "Night" hike at Seward Park
  • February 9 & 10: Nature walk at Mercer Slough Nature Park 
  • March 9 & 10: Nature walk at Discovery Park 
  • April 20 & 21: Rock climbing at the Seattle Program Center
  • May 11 & 12: Low tide exploration at Golden Gardens 
  • May 25 & 26: Field trip to learn about bees at the West Seattle Bee Garden
  • June 1 & 2: Exploration of the Woodland Rose Garden 
Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Field Trip (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 20, 2021
Registration closes Apr 18
6 participants
3 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 21, 2021
Registration closes Apr 20
0 participants
0 chaperones
Golden Gardens
Tue, May 11, 2021
Registration closes May 9
3 participants
2 chaperones
Golden Gardens
Wed, May 12, 2021
Registration closes May 10
4 participants
2 chaperones
West Seattle
Tue, May 25, 2021
Registration closes May 23
5 participants
3 chaperones
West Seattle
Wed, May 26, 2021
Registration closes May 24
2 participants
1 chaperone
Woodland Park
Tue, Jun 1, 2021
Registration closes May 30
3 participants
2 chaperones
Woodland Park
Wed, Jun 2, 2021
Registration closes May 31
4 participants
2 chaperones
Required Equipment
  • Layers (especially rain-proof ones!)
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Masks for the adults 
  • Water bottles
  • Walking shoes
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Smiles!
Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.