Summer Camp - Mountaineers at Mt. Rainier! - Tacoma

Youth Program

Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp

MOUNTAINEERS AT MT. RAINIER WEEK - This week includes overnight camping Tues - Friday at The Mountaineers' property near the NW entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.

This exciting new week of Tacoma Summer Camp includes one day at our Program Center in Tacoma, followed by 4 days/3 nights camping at our Irish Cabin property near Mt. Rainier National Park! 

Monday - We’ll spend some time getting to know each other with fun games and ice breakers! Then we’ll prepare for the week ahead by learning about Mt. Rainier National Park as well as the volcano itself. We’ll get dialed in on our camp skills, such as setting up tents, cooking with stoves, filtering water. After a sack lunch down at the Tacoma waterfront, we’ll have some fun on the climbing wall, learn some wilderness first aid skills, and learn how to Leave No Trace while we’re in the wilderness. We’ll cap off the day with some fun games, and final prep for the trip.

Campers arrive Tuesday morning at 8:30 am sharp to prep all our gear and pack it all up. After a quick lunch we will be on our way to Rainier. Once camp is all set up we will have time for some adventuring before dinner. Our evening will be filled with campfire, stargazing, songs and scary stories (but not too scary) of course!

Wednesday and Thursday will be all about exploring and getting great views of Mt. Rainier on some awesome day hikes! We’ll drive up to Mowich Lake, from where we’ll set out on hikes to Spray Park, Eunice Lake, or Tolmie Peak Lookout. We will split groups into younger and older groups, so we can go at an appropriate pace for little legs! We’ll cap off our hikes with some wading or kayaking in Mowich Lake before we head back to camp for a hearty meal.

Friday begins with a big breakfast, camp cleanup, and short skills session before we all hop back into the car to head back to the Mountaineers in Tacoma.  We will arrive back around 4 with time to share our stoke with our families and get some climbing in.  We are so excited to share this new adventure with you!

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Campers bring their own:

  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • pillow
  • special snacks
  • 3 changes of clothes + warm pajamas
  • hiking boots
  • athletic clothing
  • Backpack for dayhikes
  • hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Nalgene water bottle or bladder, one liter minimum
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • A reusable plastic bowl for meals

The Mountaineers will provide:

  • Tents
  • Cooking equipment
  • Firewood
  • Dinners on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.