Mountaineers Adventure Club - Seattle - 2024

Youth Program

Mountaineers Adventure Club

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

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 $2,200 annually for students joining in the fall. Students joining in the winter will be prorated. The standard payment structure will be a 100% up-front payment upon registration. Upon request, members may opt-in to a 4-installment payment plan. This is an annual club.

To join, members must pay the entire course fee on this page when registering. If members wish to opt-in to the payment plan, they will make that request upon being offered a spot after the lottery. In that case, registration will be handled manually by staff in order to bypass the full course fee and begin with installments. Interested members will have the opportunity to join in on at least trip before paying and committing.

We offer financial assistance! To apply for financial assistance click here.

REGISTRATION

rEGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS CLOSED

WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR MAC?

Our registration process is outlined in our enrollment lottery. Anyone wishing to join MAC needs to have completed an enrollment lottery submission. This applies to returning and prospective new members. After families have been notified of lottery results, staff will offer families spots in the program which may be accepted here on this page. 

Here is a video that demonstrates the registration process for individual trips, which will be a helpful reference after accepting your offer to join the club, which will be extended manually by staff according to lottery results. 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. 

Families who have been awarded a spot through the enrollment lottery will be able to register here for the Kick-Off Trip here, which is September 15th - 17th. 

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 "Youth Programs Form" are filled out on their profile, accessible via the "Youth Forms" tab.

Check this FAQ for an in-depth look at registration and the forms including helpful screenshots. 

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).

Attend our summer Info Session

Our program year begins in September. We host our info session so you can learn in more depth what Explorers and Jr. MAC are and what we offer as well as ask all of your questions.

register for the Info Session

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 - Skills Makeup/Refresher Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 6, 2024
Registration closes Mar 5
11 participants
2 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Overnight Snow Camping Trip (optional)
Paradise
Sat, Mar 9, 2024 -
Sun, Mar 10, 2024
Registration closed Feb 29
3 participants
2 instructors
Seattle MAC - Rappelling Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Mar 9, 2024
Registration closes Mar 7
3 participants
2 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Mar 9, 2024
Registration closes Mar 8
8 participants
2 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike (optional)
Mount Si Main Trail
Sun, Mar 10, 2024
Registration closes Mar 7
0 participants
1 chaperone on waitlist
0 instructors
Youth Trip
Sat, Apr 27, 2024
Registration closes Apr 25
1 participant on waitlist
0 chaperones
0 instructors
Granite Mountain Trail
Sun, May 5, 2024
Registration closes May 9
6 participants on waitlist
2 chaperones on waitlist
0 instructors
Kendall Katwalk
Sat, Jun 15, 2024
Registration closes Jun 13
7 participants on waitlist
1 chaperone on waitlist
1 instructor on waitlist
Mount Townsend
Sat, Jun 22, 2024
Registration closes Jun 27
1 participant on waitlist
1 chaperone on waitlist
0 instructors
Seattle MAC - Backcountry Ski Trip (optional)
Crystal Mountain Backcountry
Sun, Mar 10, 2024
Registration closes Mar 8
1 participant
1 chaperone
Seattle MAC - General Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 13, 2024
Registration closes Mar 11
10 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 3, 2024
Registration closes Apr 1
24 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 1, 2024
Registration closes Apr 29
17 participants
10 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 18, 2024
Registration closes Jun 16
20 participants
Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip (optional)
Mount Erie
Fri, Mar 15, 2024 -
Sun, Mar 17, 2024
Registration closes Mar 13
7 participants
4 chaperones
1 instructor
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Fri, Mar 22, 2024 -
Sun, Mar 24, 2024
Registration closes Mar 20
1 participant on waitlist
1 chaperone
0 instructors
Smith Rock
Fri, Apr 5, 2024 -
Tue, Apr 9, 2024
Registration closes Apr 3
4 participants on waitlist
1 chaperone
0 instructors
Mazama
Wed, Aug 14, 2024 -
Sun, Aug 18, 2024
Registration closes Aug 12
0 participants
1 instructor
Mount Erie
Sat, Aug 31, 2024
Registration closes Aug 29
5 participants
0 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Student Leadership Team Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 27, 2024
Registration closes Mar 25
5 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 24, 2024
Registration closes Apr 22
8 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 29, 2024
Registration closes May 27
9 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 26, 2024
Registration closes Jun 24
9 participants
Seattle MAC - Alpine Scramble (optional)
Guye Peak & Cave Ridge
Sat, Mar 30, 2024
Registration closes Mar 28
7 participants
2 chaperones
0 instructors
Mount St. Helens/Monitor Ridge
Sat, Jun 29, 2024 -
Sun, Jun 30, 2024
Registration closes Jun 27
1 participant
2 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle MAC - Trail Work Day (optional)
Youth Trip
Sat, Apr 13, 2024
Registration closes Apr 11
13 participants
5 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Crevasse Rescue Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 14, 2024
Registration closes Apr 12
3 participants on waitlist
4 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle MAC - Crevasse Rescue Skills Practice Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 18, 2024
Registration closes Apr 16
2 participants on waitlist
4 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle MAC - Snow 1 Field Trip (optional)
Alpental Backcountry
Sat, Apr 20, 2024
Registration closes Apr 11
5 participants on waitlist
0 chaperones
1 instructor on waitlist
Paradise
Sat, Apr 27, 2024 -
Sun, Apr 28, 2024
Registration closed Feb 29
1 participant on waitlist
2 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Multi-Pitch Skills Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 21, 2024
Registration closes Apr 19
0 participants
4 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Sun, May 12, 2024
Registration closes May 11
1 participant
4 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Skills Practice Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, May 10, 2024
Registration closes May 8
2 participants on waitlist
4 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 22, 2024
Registration closes May 20
10 participants
Seattle MAC - Backpacking Trip (optional)
Ancient Lake
Sat, May 18, 2024 -
Sun, May 19, 2024
Registration closes May 16
5 participants
1 chaperone
Seattle MAC - Snow 2 Field Trip (optional)
Mount Baker/Easton Glacier
Sat, May 25, 2024 -
Sun, May 26, 2024
Registration closes Apr 25
10 participants on waitlist
2 chaperones on waitlist
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Intro to Trad Climbing Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, May 31, 2024
Registration closes Jun 6
9 participants
4 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Jun 14, 2024
Registration closes Jun 13
5 participants
4 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Jun 21, 2024
Registration closes Jun 20
11 participants
4 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Jun 28, 2024
Registration closes Jun 26
10 participants
4 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Alpine Climb (optional)
Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier
Fri, May 31, 2024 -
Sun, Jun 2, 2024
Registration closes May 29
4 participants
1 instructor
Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier
Sat, Aug 10, 2024 -
Sun, Aug 11, 2024
Registration closes Aug 8
0 participants
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend (optional)
Leavenworth
Fri, Jun 7, 2024 -
Sun, Jun 9, 2024
Registration closes Jun 6
11 participants
3 instructors
Vesper Peak
Sat, Jun 22, 2024 -
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
Registration closes Jun 20
0 participants
1 instructor
Seattle MAC - Summer Trip! (optional)
Squamish
Mon, Jul 8, 2024 -
Thu, Jul 18, 2024
Registration closes Jul 6
25 participants
6 chaperones
11 instructors
$1,500.00
Seattle MAC - Summer Party (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Aug 8, 2024
Registration closes Aug 6
19 participants
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.