Nomads - Seattle - 2019/2020

Youth Program


Nomads is a year round program for 9 year olds.

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Please read this description in its entirety before registering.

Note: Nomads membership is $750 in total for the year. A $75 deposit is required and the remainder can be paid in full or in monthly installments.

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

Our Nomads program provides youth ages 8 1/2 - 9 and their parents/guardians with the opportunity to get outside once a month. Nomads is designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor activities and have fun! Participants will have the chance to climb, hike, paddle, explore, and learn how to be safe in the outdoors. The group will be supported by Mountaineers staff, but parents will be expected to play an active role in planning and even leading some trips.* Staff will provide opportunities for parents to advance their own outdoor skills as well as learn key skills for leading kids safely in the outdoors. This program will focus on skill-building for both youth and adults, and on building an outdoor community.

*Note that while  parents/guardians are expected to be active participants in the club, there is plenty of flexibility so that youth can participate in a trip even if a parent/guardian can't make it.

Nomads is a club and requires a time commitment and program fee of $750 (which can be paid in monthly installments). In return, members gain a community of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy spending time learning skills together as well as expert instruction. As families grow through our programs, lifelong friendships are built. When graduates of our teen program come home from college, they meet up with other Mountaineers friends to go hiking, backpacking and climbing. This program is just the beginning.

Note: Youth ages 8 1/2 -9 (as of January 1, 2020) register as participants, and therefore pay the registration and program fee. Parents should become a Qualified Youth Leader and then register for the Pioneers program as a  Chaperone (there is no fee for this).

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Seattle Nomads Open Climb & Skills Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Nov 21, 2019
Registration closes Nov 19
9 participants
13 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Registration closes Dec 10
9 participants
13 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Nomads Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Nov 26, 2019
Registration closes Nov 24
7 participants
12 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Nomads Climbing Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Dec 1, 2019
Registration closes Nov 29
2 participants
6 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Nomads Snowshoeing (optional)
Heather Lake (winter)
Sat, Dec 7, 2019
Registration closes Dec 5
3 participants on waitlist
1 chaperone
0 instructors
Heather Lake (winter)
Sun, Dec 8, 2019
Registration closes Dec 5
0 participants
1 chaperone
0 instructors
Seattle Nomads Mountaineers Lodge Weekend (optional)
Meany Lodge
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 -
Sun, Mar 1, 2020
Registration opens Nov 15
29 participants
15 chaperones
Seattle Nomads Camping Trip (optional)
Sat, May 2, 2020 -
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closes Apr 30
1 participant
8 chaperones
0 instructors
Required Equipment

All required equipment, with a few exceptions, is available to be borrowed from the Mountaineers. Before each trip, an itinerary/packing list will be distributed to the group that details all necessary gear and information for the trip. 

Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.