Pioneers - Seattle - 2019/2020

Youth Program


Trips and in-person programs suspended through May 25th, 2020 per Mountaineers COVID-19 Protocols. Pioneers is a year round program for youth ages 7 - 8.

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Please read this description in its entirety before registering.

Pioneers membership is $525 for families joining in January, covering through August. To join, register and pay first months dues of $75 on this page (covering February. January is a free trial month). The remaining $450 (March-August) can be paid in monthly installments of $75 or all at once, using our Payment Plan Form.

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

Our Pioneers program provides youth ages 7-8 . and their parents/guardians with the opportunity to get outside once a month. Pioneers 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.

Pioneers 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 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 7-8  (as of January 1, 2019) 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 Pathfinders Climb Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Mar 10, 2023
Registration closed Mar 8
22 participants
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.