Pioneers - Seattle - 2019/2020

Youth Program

Pioneers

Pioneers is a year round program for youth ages 7 - 8.

Pioneers Monthly Update

Pioneers Calendar

Please read this description in its entirety before registering.

Note: Pioneers 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 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 Pioneers Snowshoeing (optional)
Lake Easton
Sun, Dec 15, 2019
Registration closed Dec 13
0 participants
0 chaperones
0 instructors
Lake Easton
Sat, Dec 21, 2019
Registration closes Dec 19
0 participants
0 chaperones
0 instructors
Heather Lake (winter)
Sun, Mar 8, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
5 participants
5 chaperones
1 instructor
Heather Lake (winter)
Sat, Mar 14, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
5 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle Pioneers Ladies Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Dec 19, 2019
Registration closes Dec 17
10 participants
5 chaperones
Seattle Pioneers Climbing Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Jan 11, 2020
Registration closes Jan 9
11 participants
7 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Mar 15, 2020
Registration closes Mar 14
11 participants
7 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 11, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
7 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, May 9, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
7 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Jun 20, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
7 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle Pioneers New Member Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jan 14, 2020
Registration closes Jan 12
23 participants
21 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Pioneers Snow Play (optional)
Grace Lakes
Sat, Jan 25, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
5 participants
5 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Pioneers Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jan 28, 2020
Registration closes Jan 26
20 participants
17 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Feb 25, 2020
Registration closes Feb 23
26 participants
14 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Registration closes Mar 30
27 participants
15 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 28, 2020
Registration closes Apr 27
27 participants
15 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 26, 2020
Registration closes May 25
27 participants
15 chaperones
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Registration closes Jun 29
27 participants
15 chaperones
Seattle Pioneers Open Climb & Skills Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jan 30, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
15 participants
15 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
15 participants
15 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
15 participants
15 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
15 participants
15 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 21, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
15 participants
15 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 18, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
15 participants
15 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Pioneers Mountaineers Lodge Weekend (optional)
Meany Lodge
Sat, Feb 1, 2020 -
Sun, Feb 2, 2020
Registration closes Jan 26
26 participants
14 chaperones
$100.00
Seattle Pioneers Stewardship Day! (optional)
Youth Trip
Sat, Apr 4, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
5 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle Pioneers Camping Trip (optional)
Leavenworth
Sat, May 2, 2020 -
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closes Apr 30
5 participants
7 chaperones
0 instructors
North Fork Campground
Sun, Jul 26, 2020 -
Tue, Jul 28, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
15 participants
15 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Pioneers Climbing (optional)
Exit 38
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
5 participants
5 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Pioneers Backpack (optional)
Middle Fork Snoqualmie River
Sat, Jun 6, 2020 -
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
5 participants
4 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Pioneers Summer Party (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Aug 6, 2020
Registration opens Jan 1
30 participants
14 chaperones
Roster
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.