Pioneers - The Mountaineers - 2017

Youth Program


Pioneers is a year round program for 7 to 9 year old youth and their parents.

Please read this description in its entirety before registering

Our Pioneers program provides youth ages 7-9 and their parents/guardians with 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 monthly dues of $60/family. 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 7-9 (as of January 1, 2018) register as participants, and therefore pay the registration and monthly fees. 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
Pioneers Camping Trip (optional)
Sat, Jun 23, 2018 -
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
Registration closes Jun 21
2 participants
2 chaperones
Pioneers Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Registration closes Jul 10
18 participants
Pioneers Climbing (optional)
Exit 38
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Registration closes Jul 20
0 participants
2 chaperones
Pioneers Kayaking (optional)
Lake Washington
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Registration closes Jul 27
2 participants
Program Materials

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