Pathfinders - Seattle - 2024

Youth Program


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

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! 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.


Pathfinders membership is $1400 for families joining in October. Students joining in the winter will be prorated. The standard payment structure will be a single payment of the total amount 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 may make that request upon being offered a place in the club after the lottery. In that case, registration will be handled manually by staff. 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.


When can I register for pathfinders?

For those interested in joining the youth clubs for the 2023-2024 program year, please fill out our enrollment lottery. Anyone wishing to join Pathfinders must have completed the enrollment lottery, regardless of participation in the clubs for 2022-2023. On September 15th at 12pm, the lottery will close and placement in the club will be offered the following morning. 

 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 per lottery results.

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 new members to register themselves. 

Register here for the Leavenworth Kickoff Trip Sept 29th - Oct 1st 2023


We also offer 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. 

Cancelling from a trip

Cancelling yourself or your child from a trip is quite simple; it's just the reverse of registering for trips.

  1. Click on "Manage Registration" on the right side of this page
  2. UNCHECK the box(es) of the trip(s) you'd like to cancel your registration
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click "save"

Troubleshooting tips

If it's not letting you register your child: check to make sure your child's "Youth Information Form" and "Youth 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 .

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.


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.


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 Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 5, 2024
Registration closes Jun 4
24 participants
11 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Climb Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 11, 2024
Registration closes Jun 9
21 participants
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Jul 13, 2024
Registration closes Jul 12
9 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Pathfinders Pre-Trip Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jul 2, 2024
Registration closes Jun 30
21 participants
13 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Summer Trip! (optional)
Fri, Jul 19, 2024 -
Mon, Jul 22, 2024
Registration closes Jul 18
0 participants
3 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Pathfinders Summer Party (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Aug 7, 2024
Registration closes Aug 5
28 participants
12 chaperones
Seattle Pathfinders Backpack (optional)
Dewey Lake via Naches Peak Loop
Sat, Aug 10, 2024 -
Sun, Aug 11, 2024
Registration closes Aug 8
3 participants on waitlist
2 chaperones on waitlist
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.