Mini Mountaineers - Tacoma - 2019

Youth Program

Mini Mountaineers

The Mini Mountaineers is a community of families exploring together to inspire a love for the outdoors in the future stewards of our planet. Join your little one for nature-based activities and meet like-minded outdoorsy families!


Mini Mountaineers is designed to get kiddos ages 2-5 and an accompanying adult interacting with nature together, fostering the next generation of environmental stewards. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, friends...let us do the planning to get you and your little one outside together with fellow outdoorsy families!

Variety of Activities

Mini Mountaineers hosts three activities per month:

  • A weekday educational activity, where we will learn about nature, make crafts, play games, and read stories relating to each theme to make learning fun.
  • A weekend nature hike at Pt. Defiance, where we listen for birds, splash in a creek, play in the sand, look for bugs,...and enjoy being surrounded by nature! 
  • An adventure activity, such as climbing night at the Program Center climbing wall, short hikes in the mountains, snowshoe outings, and more! All activities will be planned with little legs in mind! Friday nights or weekends.


Enrolling in this course allows you to register for any Mini Mountaineers events. There is a small fee for each activity. You must have a Family Membership or Guest Family Membership and complete the Family Programs Activity Form on your youth's profile in order to enroll.

Please register the youth participant(s) and adult chaperone(s) separately.

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Nature Walk (optional)
Point Defiance Park
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
Registration closed Aug 15
12 participants
8 chaperones
Point Defiance Park
Sun, Oct 6, 2019
Registration closed Oct 4
21 participants
9 chaperones
Adventure Activity (optional)
Dewey Lake, Naches Peak Loop & Pacific Crest Trail
Sun, Aug 25, 2019
Registration closed Aug 24
4 participants
3 chaperones
Nature Activity (optional)
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Oct 2, 2019
Registration closed Sep 30
17 participants
Program Materials

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