Mini Mountaineers - Seattle - 2022

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!

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 in order to foster 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!


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 from November through May. Saturday meet ups run from 10-11am and Thursday meet ups run from 4-5pm.

In addition to monthly meet ups, we'll send fun follow-up activities--such as coloring pages, craft instructions, and scavenger hunts--to your inbox after each meet up. 


Once you register for the course, you will be able to enroll in the monthly  activities you plan to attend. Please register BOTH the youth participant(s) and ONE adult chaperone for each activity. If you would like to attend with a second adult, please email Devon directly before the date of the activity.

You must have a Family Membership or Guest Family Membership and complete the Youth Information Form and Youth Programs Form on your participant's profile in order to enroll. 

Learn about scholarships for Mountaineers' programs.

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Field Trip (optional)
Carkeek Park
Sat, Nov 12, 2022
Registration closes Nov 10
23 participants
12 chaperones
Magnuson Park
Sat, Dec 3, 2022
Registration closes Dec 1
23 participants
12 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jan 12, 2023
Registration closes Jan 10
23 participants
12 chaperones
Hamlin Park
Thu, Feb 2, 2023
Registration closes Jan 31
23 participants
12 chaperones
Foster & Marsh Islands
Thu, Mar 16, 2023
Registration closes Mar 14
23 participants
12 chaperones
Kelsey Creek Park
Sat, Apr 1, 2023
Registration closes Mar 30
22 participants
11 chaperones
Golden Gardens
Sat, May 6, 2023
Registration closes May 4
23 participants
12 chaperones
Required Equipment
  • Layers
  • Water bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Smiles!
Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.