Summer Camp - Rainier 1 - Tacoma - 2020

Youth Program

Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp

Mountaineers at Mt. Rainier! - Week 1

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This exciting 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! Hikes may include Chenuis Falls, Spray Park, Eunice Lake, Tolmie Peak Lookout, or Summit Lake. 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/swimming 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!

We would love to have 2 -3 parent chaperones/drivers for this camp. Please email if interested!

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Summer Camp Overnight
Irish Cabin Property
Fri, Jul 17, 2020
Registration closed Jul 15
18 participants
4 chaperones
3 instructors
Irish Cabin Property
Wed, Jul 22, 2020
Registration closed Jul 20
11 participants
4 chaperones
4 instructors
Irish Cabin Property
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
Registration closed Jul 21
11 participants
4 chaperones
4 instructors
Irish Cabin Property
Fri, Jul 24, 2020
Registration closed Jul 22
11 participants
4 chaperones
4 instructors
Day Camp
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Aug 11, 2020
Registration closed Aug 3
7 participants
2 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Aug 13, 2020
Registration closed Aug 3
7 participants
0 instructors
Field Trip - Hiking (optional)
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Registration closed Aug 3
5 participants
2 instructors
Required Equipment


Hiking Boots or hiking shoes

Water Bottle



Personal First Aid Kit

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Pad


Clothing: changes for 3 days/nights. For hiking, you will want non-cotton, athletic clothing. Please include:

Wool or polyblend socks

Rain jacket


A warm layer, such as a fleece or down jacket

At least one pair of full length, non-cotton pants (not jeans!)


A bowl and fork/spoon

Lunch sack/box for dayhiking (not too heavy!)

Personal toiletries, such as hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste


Personal snacks

Sandals or a second pair of comfy shoes for camp

*Kids are allowed to bring a comfort item, such as a stuffed animal or book. We ask that you please limit these to 1-2 items because we have limited van space.

Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.