Mini Mountaineers - Seattle - 2021

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 other families who love the outdoors!

Info
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 kids 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 outdoor-loving families!

VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES

Mini Mountaineers meets monthly and hosts a variety of activities including:

  • Nature walks at parks across Seattle 
  • Climbing at the Seattle Program Center 
  • Seasonal nature lessons and arts & crafts 
  • Exploring urban hikes 

Meet ups happen in small groups monthly from November through May. If you have an activity you would like to see or lead, email us at summercamp@mountaineers.org!  

In addition to monthly meet ups, we'll send fun family activities, like coloring pages, craft instructions, and scavenger hunts, to your inbox throughout the year. 

REGISTRATION

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 8 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

* program dates updated on a rolling basis

  • November 9 & 10, 2021: kick off the M&Ms season with a nature walk in Magnuson Park! 
  • December 7 & 8, 2021: learn about salmon & celebrate the solstice early at Carkeek Park 
  • January 11 & 12, 2022: To be announced
  • February 8 & 9, 2022: To be announced
  • March 8 & 9, 2022:  To be announced
  • April 5 & 6, 2022: climb outside at the Seattle Program Center 
  • May 10 & 11, 2022: To be announced 

Check back soon for more info about winter and spring 2022 activities!

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Field Trip (optional)
Magnuson Park
Tue, Nov 9, 2021
Registration closes Nov 7
13 participants
7 chaperones
Magnuson Park
Wed, Nov 10, 2021
Registration closes Nov 8
13 participants
8 chaperones
Carkeek Park
Tue, Dec 7, 2021
Registration closes Dec 5
13 participants
6 chaperones
Carkeek Park
Wed, Dec 8, 2021
Registration closes Dec 6
12 participants
8 chaperones
Youth Trip
Tue, Jan 11, 2022
Registration closes Jan 9
15 participants
7 chaperones
Youth Trip
Wed, Jan 12, 2022
Registration closes Jan 11
12 participants
8 chaperones
Youth Trip
Tue, Feb 8, 2022
Registration closes Feb 7
15 participants
8 chaperones
Youth Trip
Wed, Feb 9, 2022
Registration closes Feb 8
13 participants
8 chaperones
Youth Trip
Tue, Mar 8, 2022
Registration closes Mar 7
15 participants
8 chaperones
Youth Trip
Wed, Mar 9, 2022
Registration closes Mar 8
13 participants
8 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 5, 2022
Registration closes Apr 3
15 participants
7 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 6, 2022
Registration closes Apr 5
12 participants
8 chaperones
Youth Trip
Tue, May 10, 2022
Registration closes May 9
15 participants
8 chaperones
Youth Trip
Wed, May 11, 2022
Registration closes May 10
13 participants
8 chaperones
Roster
Required Equipment
  • Layers
  • Water bottles
  • Walking shoes
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Smiles!
Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.