Pioneers - The Mountaineers - 2018/2019

Youth Program

Pioneers

Pioneers is a year round program for 7-9 year old youth.

Please read this description in its entirety before registering.

Note: Pioneers membership is $675 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 7-9 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 $675 (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 7-9 (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
Pioneers Hike (optional)
Youth Trip
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Registration closed Nov 16
2 participants
0 chaperones
0 instructors
Twin Falls (Olallie State Park)
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Registration closed Nov 14
1 participant
0 chaperones
Franklin Falls
Sun, Dec 9, 2018
Registration closes Nov 30
1 participant on waitlist
0 chaperones
Youth Trip
Sun, Dec 9, 2018
Registration closed Oct 17
2 participants on waitlist
1 chaperone on waitlist
Youth Trip
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration closes May 31
9 participants on waitlist
3 chaperones on waitlist
Pioneers Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
Registration closes Nov 25
15 participants
7 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
Registration closes Jan 27
10 participants
13 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
Registration closes Feb 24
15 participants
13 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Registration closes Mar 24
16 participants
13 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
Registration closes Apr 28
16 participants
13 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 28, 2019
Registration closes May 26
16 participants
13 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Registration closes Jun 23
16 participants
13 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Registration closes Jul 28
16 participants
13 chaperones
2 instructors
Pioneers Kick off Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Registration closes Jan 13
25 participants
22 chaperones
2 instructors
Pioneers Igloo Building (optional)
Youth Trip
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
Registration closes Jan 18
16 participants on waitlist
3 chaperones on waitlist
Pioneers Mountaineer's Lodge Weekend (optional)
Baker Lodge
Fri, Feb 1, 2019 -
Sun, Feb 3, 2019
Registration opens Dec 1
39 participants
$161.00
Pioneers Snowshoeing (optional)
Youth Trip
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
Registration closes Mar 1
9 participants on waitlist
0 chaperones
1 instructor
Pioneers Navigation Field Trip (optional)
Youth Trip
Sun, Apr 7, 2019
Registration closes Apr 5
12 participants on waitlist
4 chaperones on waitlist
Pioneers Camping Trip (optional)
Youth Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019 -
Sun, May 5, 2019
Registration closes May 2
4 participants
4 chaperones
2 instructors
Pioneers Climbing Workshop - Parents Only (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, May 11, 2019
Registration closes May 9
0 participants
12 chaperones
1 instructor
Pioneers Kayaking (optional)
Lake Washington
Sun, Jul 7, 2019
Registration closes Jul 5
5 participants on waitlist
0 chaperones
Seattle Pioneers Summer Party (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Aug 8, 2019
Registration closes Aug 7
45 participants
24 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.