Pathfinders - Seattle - 2022

Youth Program

Pathfinders

Pathfinders is a year round program for youth ages 6-7.

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.

The Club

The program will provide the opportunity for Pathfinders to get outside once a month with their parents or independently. The program is designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor activities, allowing them to have fun exploring in nature! The kids will get the opportunity to climb, hike, paddle, xc ski, and explore. While both parents/guardians are not required to attend outings, a parent/guardian chaperone support is required for all trips. This is a great opportunity for you to get outside with your Pathfinder!

We also offer climbing skills sessions and leadership opportunities for the parents! Starting this year, parents will have the opportunity to take part in a climbing skills series, learning what it takes to set up and take down ropes from the top of a climb. We will also be offering a leadership series, providing the tools and guidance in planning and leading trips for the clubs.

Pricing

Pathfinders membership is $1000 for families joining in October. 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 page to register. Be aware that the price displayed on this page is the price of the 1st installment and that the program costs $1000. 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 pathfinders?

For those who were a part of the youth clubs during the 2020-2021 program year, pre-registration will open on October 1. Email Katy to be offered a spot. On Oct 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.

Kickoff trip

To register for the Pathfinder Kick-Off Trip, register on the activity page, which is listed as a stand-alone seminar in order to allow prospective members to register themselves. 

Register here for the Kick-Off Trip on Oct 1-3, 2021.

PATHFINDER / NOMAD COMBO TRIPS

New this year, we are offering Pathfinder/Nomad combo trips! These trips are open to both Pathfinders and Nomads. Combo trips will unfortunately not be visible here on the course page. To see the combo trips offered, check out the Pathfinder/Nomad Calendar.

If you'd like to register for the combo trip, please sign up on the activity page itself, NOT here on the course page.

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 "Pathfinders Program Form" and "Youth in Adult Programs Form" are filled out on their profile.

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 (expires after 3 years).

If it's still not letting you register as a chaperone: double check to make sure you are listed as a chaperone on the roster on this course page. Scroll down and click the blue "Roster" tab to check.

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 and in general at The Mountaineers, please check out our Guidance Document.

Resources

Check out the blue "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 Pathfinders Climb Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Oct 21, 2021
Registration closed Oct 19
7 participants
4 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Nov 18, 2021
Registration closes Nov 12
2 participants
1 chaperone
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jan 27, 2022
Registration closes Jan 21
5 participants
3 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Feb 3, 2022
Registration closes Jan 28
5 participants
3 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
Registration closes Mar 25
5 participants
3 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 28, 2022
Registration closes Apr 22
6 participants
3 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 26, 2022
Registration closes May 20
8 participants
4 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
Registration closes Jun 17
5 participants
3 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Oct 26, 2021
Registration closes Oct 21
17 participants
11 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Nov 30, 2021
Registration closes Nov 22
18 participants
12 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jan 11, 2022
Registration closes Jan 6
18 participants
20 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 16, 2022
Registration closes Feb 10
20 participants
21 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 16, 2022
Registration closes Mar 10
18 participants
20 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 20, 2022
Registration closes Apr 14
18 participants
20 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 18, 2022
Registration closes May 12
19 participants
21 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 15, 2022
Registration closes Jun 9
19 participants
21 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jul 20, 2022
Registration closes Jul 14
19 participants
21 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders | Climbing 101 Skills Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Oct 27, 2021
Registration closes Oct 21
11 participants
6 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Nov 20, 2021
Registration closes Nov 16
13 participants
7 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Nov 20, 2021
Registration closes Nov 16
13 participants
7 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Dec 5, 2021
Registration closes Dec 1
9 participants
5 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Dec 5, 2021
Registration closes Dec 1
15 participants
8 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Hike (optional)
Little Mashel Falls, Bud Blancher Trailhead
Sat, Nov 6, 2021
Registration closes Nov 1
4 participants
2 chaperones
Goose Rock
Sun, Dec 19, 2021
Registration closes Dec 14
2 participants
0 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Holiday Party (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Dec 9, 2021
Registration closes Dec 3
18 participants
10 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Mountaineers Lodge Weekend (optional)
Meany Lodge
Sun, Feb 20, 2022 -
Mon, Feb 21, 2022
Registration closes Feb 4
21 participants
10 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Camping & Climbing Trip (optional)
Leavenworth
Mon, Apr 11, 2022 -
Tue, Apr 12, 2022
Registration closes Apr 1
21 participants
10 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Summer Trip! (optional)
Squamish
Mon, Jun 27, 2022 -
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Registration closes May 31
24 participants
12 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Summer Party (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Aug 4, 2022
Registration closes Jul 29
24 participants
13 chaperones
Roster
Required Equipment

Each trip has it's own gear requirements. See activity pages for gear lists. If you'd like to borrow gear, as a member of Pathfinders you have access to use of our climbing gear while on club trips as well as the Gear Library.

Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.