Pioneers - The Mountaineers - 2018/2019

Youth Program

Pioneers

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

PIONEERS CALENDAR

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
Seattle Pioneers Igloo Building (optional)
Grace Lakes
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
Registration closed Jan 18
1 participant
2 chaperones
Grace Lakes
Sat, Jan 26, 2019
Registration closes Jan 24
3 participants
1 chaperone
Seattle Pioneers Meeting (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
Registration closes Jan 27
8 participants
8 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
Registration closes Feb 24
13 participants
9 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Registration closes Mar 24
13 participants
9 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Registration closes Apr 28
13 participants
9 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 28, 2019
Registration closes May 26
13 participants
9 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Registration closes Jun 23
14 participants
9 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Registration closes Jul 28
14 participants
9 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Pioneers Mountaineers Lodge Weekend (optional)
Baker Lodge
Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -
Sun, Feb 3, 2019
Registration closes Jan 30
0 participants
0 chaperones
$49.00
Seattle Pioneers Snow Play (optional)
Commonwealth Basin
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Registration closes Feb 14
6 participants
4 chaperones
0 instructors
Seattle Pioneers Snowshoeing (optional)
Youth Trip
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
Registration closes Mar 1
10 participants on waitlist
5 chaperones on waitlist
1 instructor
Seattle Pioneers Camping Trip (optional)
Youth Trip
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 -
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Registration closes Mar 14
3 participants
1 chaperone
1 instructor
Youth Trip
Sat, May 4, 2019 -
Sun, May 5, 2019
Registration closes May 2
4 participants
0 chaperones
2 instructors
Seattle Pioneers Open Climb Night (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
Registration closes Mar 19
20 participants
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Registration closes Apr 16
21 participants
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 23, 2019
Registration closes May 21
20 participants
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
Registration closes Jun 18
20 participants
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jul 18, 2019
Registration closes Jul 16
21 participants
Seattle Pioneers Navigation Field Trip (optional)
Youth Trip
Sun, Apr 7, 2019
Registration closes Apr 5
15 participants on waitlist
6 chaperones on waitlist
Seattle Pioneers Hike (optional)
Youth Trip
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
Registration closes Apr 18
6 participants on waitlist
5 chaperones on waitlist
1 instructor
Youth Trip
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration closes May 31
11 participants on waitlist
6 chaperones on waitlist
Seattle Pioneers Climbing Workshop - Parents Only (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, May 11, 2019
Registration closes May 9
0 participants
13 chaperones
1 instructor
Seattle Pioneers Kayaking (optional)
Lake Washington
Sun, Jul 7, 2019
Registration closes Jul 5
10 participants on waitlist
5 chaperones on waitlist
Seattle Pioneers Summer Party (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Aug 8, 2019
Registration closes Aug 7
43 participants
23 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.