Mountaineers Adventure Club - Seattle - 2022

Youth Program

Mountaineers Adventure Club

The Adventure Club is a year-round outdoor adventure program for youth of ages 14-18.

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.

We offer scholarships! To apply for assistance from our scholarship funds, click here.

The Club

The Mountaineers is proud to host an Adventure Club in Seattle and Tacoma. The Adventure Club is a year-round outdoor adventure program for youth of ages 14-18. Currently youth from more than 15 high schools - from Everett to Issaquah and West Seattle to Tacoma - make up our Seattle and Tacoma Clubs. Members meet multiple times monthly to plan outings, learn skills needed to participate, and go on trips. 

The youth members plan all of their outings, with guidance from adult advisers. From single-day outings to week long camping trips, activities have included rock climbing, backcountry skiing, backpacking, hiking, car camping, snow-cave camping, cross-country skiing and mountaineering. While attendance at all meetings and trips is not required, the more meetings and outings you attend, the more you get out of the program!

Pricing

MAC membership is $1,850  annually for students joining in the fall. 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 website page to register. Be aware that the price displayed on this page is the price of the 1st installment and that the program costs $1,850. 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.

REGISTRATION

WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR MAC?

For those who were a part of the youth clubs during the 2020-2021 program year, pre-registration will open on October 1. Make sure you have responded to the survey and contacted Carl to be offered a spot. On October 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. Note: The video shows the Junior MAC course, but the process is the same for all of our youth clubs. 

KICKOFF TRIP

To register for the Seattle MAC Kick-Off Trip, visit the activity page for that trip which is listed as a stand-alone seminar in order to allow prospective members to register. 

Register here for the Kick-Off Trip on September 18-19.

ALL OTHER TRIPS

To register (or cancel) for trips, make sure to always do it from THIS PAGE. Here 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. 

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

If it's not letting you register your child: check to make sure your child's "Youth Information Form" and "MAC Program Form" are filled out on their profile, accessible via the "youth forms" tab.

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 and/or QYL: Teen Clubs  badge (expires after 3 years).

VACCINATION

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 at at The Mountaineers, please check out our Guidance Document.

RESOURCES

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

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Seattle MAC - Crevasse Rescue Skills Practice Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 19, 2022
Registration closed May 18
6 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 2, 2022
Registration closes Jun 1
4 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 9, 2022
Registration closes Jun 8
10 participants
3 instructors
Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike (optional)
Mount Si Main Trail
Sat, May 21, 2022
Registration closes May 19
5 participants
2 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip (optional)
Exit 32
Sun, May 22, 2022
Registration closed May 13
0 participants
1 chaperone
0 instructors
Exit 32
Wed, Jul 27, 2022
Registration closed May 13
1 participant
2 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle MAC - Student Leadership Team Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 25, 2022
Registration closes May 24
2 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
Registration closes Jun 21
0 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Aug 3, 2022
Registration closes Jul 26
0 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Aug 10, 2022
Registration closes Aug 9
0 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Sep 28, 2022
Registration closes Sep 27
0 participants
Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend (optional)
Smith Rock
Fri, May 27, 2022 -
Mon, May 30, 2022
Registration closed May 16
1 participant on waitlist
0 chaperones
0 instructors
Leavenworth
Fri, Jun 17, 2022 -
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
Registration closes Jun 15
12 participants
6 chaperones
3 instructors
Seattle MAC - General Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 1, 2022
Registration closes May 31
6 participants
8 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jul 6, 2022
Registration closes Jul 5
8 participants
8 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Snow 2 Field Trip (optional)
Mount Baker Recreation Area
Sat, Jun 11, 2022 -
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
Registration closes Jun 9
16 participants
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Intro to Trad Climbing Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
Registration closes Jun 14
10 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
Registration closes Jun 22
14 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Registration closes Jun 29
14 participants
3 instructors
Seattle MAC - Backpacking Skills Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
Registration closes Jun 19
12 participants
4 chaperones
3 instructors
Seattle MAC - Backcountry Ski Trip (optional)
Van Trump Park
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 -
Fri, Jul 1, 2022
Registration closes Jun 25
1 participant on waitlist
0 instructors
Seattle MAC - Summer Trip! (optional)
Squamish
Fri, Jul 8, 2022 -
Mon, Jul 18, 2022
Registration closes Jul 6
5 participants
4 chaperones
4 instructors
Seattle MAC - Alpine Climb (optional)
Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver
Sat, Jul 23, 2022 -
Mon, Jul 25, 2022
Registration opens Jun 13; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
3 instructors
Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier
Sat, Aug 27, 2022 -
Sun, Aug 28, 2022
Registration opens Jun 13; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Backpacking Trip (optional)
Twisp, McAlester & South Passes
Thu, Aug 4, 2022 -
Sun, Aug 7, 2022
Registration closes Aug 2
1 participant
1 chaperone
0 instructors
North Coast Trail
Sat, Aug 13, 2022 -
Sat, Aug 20, 2022
Registration closes Jul 29
0 participants
0 chaperones
Seattle MAC - Leadership Workshop Series (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Aug 17, 2022
Registration closes Aug 16
8 participants
0 instructors
Seattle MAC - Summer Party (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Aug 19, 2022
Registration closes Aug 17
24 participants
7 chaperones
Seattle MAC - Skills Practice Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
Registration closes Sep 21
20 participants
7 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

Each trip will have a "trip sheet" containing a schedule, driving directions, route information, and a detailed packing list. Packing lists are also available anytime on individual activity pages. Climbing gear is available directly to MAC students via the MAC manager, most other gear must be requested through through the Gear Library

Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.