CANCELED - E.P.I.C. Adventures with Kids Part 2

Part two of an optional two-part series with Katy Snyder and Kelly Hampton on working with youth in the outdoors. In this in-person session, participants will learn how to have a successful trip with youth outdoors

Are you ready to be the BEST youth hike leader? The MOST FUN adult on the climb? Do you need tools as a parent to make your adventure more child friendly and fun? If that is you, then come join this seminar and get ready to see kids smile and laugh while adventuring outdoors. 

In this seminar, Kelly Hampton and Katy Snyder will be teaching you fun and engaging games and activities that you can use to kill time, encourage kids to hike more than 30 seconds at a time, and to ease youth into the outdoors and make it more comfortable for them. Come ready to channel your inner child and play some fun games and laugh as a group!

This is also a great seminar to join if you’re thinking about becoming a camp counselor since a lot of these skills are transferable.


This is part 2 of a two part series.  You are not required to attend both, but we definitely encourage you to join us at both seminars!


 E.P.I.C Adventures with Kids is a 2-part training—however you can attend either workshop if you are unable to participate in both. Each workshop will also include 1 voluntary breakout group. If you have any questions or requests, please contact the Michelle Song at directly

Part 1: In-person at The Seattle Program Center, Cascade A and B on Feb 23, 6-8pm PST
Part 2: In-person at The Seattle Program Center, Cascade A and B on March 6, 6-8pm PST



Kelly Hampton is a preschool and early elementary educator and a parent coach in Seattle, WA. She holds a deep passion for empowering children’s natural curiosity, imagination, and sense of discovery. As a parent coach she helps caregivers discover their path to parenting with dignity, respect, and compassion, while finding joy along the way. Kelly discovered first hand the true power of fresh air and uneven ground while teaching preschoolers and watching the ways it calmed and centered their minds and bodies. Since then Kelly has become a true advocate for getting families outside. In addition to participating in the Mountaineers youth program with one of her daughters, Kelly’s family loves to ski, hike, camp, and play outside—even if it’s raining. 


Katy is an outdoor enthusiast, people-person, and visual designer. She was born and raised in Seattle, but considers Ireland to be her second home after living there for one year post graduation (6 months as an au pair for three elementary age youth). Her passion for the outdoors was born in high school when she joined The Mountaineers, becoming a founding member and president of the Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC). Since then, she has led dozens of technical outdoor excursions in the backcountry for youth ages 5 and up, encouraging curiosity and exploration. These trips have ranged from snow play days with the younger ones to week-long climbing trips with college students and anywhere in between. When adventuring and traveling, she loves immersing herself in unfamiliar cultures; finding peaks to summit; sketching the sites; meeting locals and eating their cuisine (including Labskaus in Germany and Crni Rižot in Croatia); and consuming ice cream almost everywhere she goes.

Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Cascade A, Cascade B