Pathfinders - Tacoma - 2022

Youth Program


Year-round adventure for youth age 6-9 and their families!

Please read this description in its entirety before registering.

Note: Pathfinders membership is $450 in total for the year. Members may register here and pay in full, or you may contact to set up a quarterly payment plan.

We offer financial assistance! To apply for financial assistance click here.

Our Pathfinders  program provides youth ages 6-9 and their parents/guardians with the opportunity to get outside once a month. Pathfinders is designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor activities and have fun! Participants will have the chance to climb, hike, snowshoe, 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, supervising, and possibly 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.

Pathfinders is a club and requires a time commitment and program fee of $450 (which can be paid in quarterly 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 6-9  register as participants, and therefore pay the registration and program fee. Parents should become a Qualified Youth Leader and then register for the Pathfinders program as a  Chaperone (there is no fee for this).

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
TAC PAT Meeting (optional)
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Feb 8, 2023
Registration closes Feb 6
6 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Mar 8, 2023
Registration closes Mar 6
6 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Apr 12, 2023
Registration closes Apr 10
7 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, May 10, 2023
Registration closes May 8
7 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jun 7, 2023
Registration closes Jun 5
7 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jul 12, 2023
Registration closes Jul 10
7 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Aug 9, 2023
Registration closes Aug 7
7 participants
TAC PAT - Activity
Meany Lodge
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 -
Sun, Feb 19, 2023
Registration closes Feb 16
8 participants
Sat, Mar 18, 2023
Registration closes Mar 16
11 participants
Little Mashel Falls
Sat, Apr 22, 2023
Registration closes Apr 20
11 participants
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, May 20, 2023 -
Sun, May 21, 2023
Registration closes May 18
11 participants
Lake Washington
Sat, Jun 17, 2023
Registration closes Jun 15
11 participants
Sheep Lake
Sat, Jul 22, 2023 -
Sun, Jul 23, 2023
Registration closes Jul 20
11 participants
Youth Trip
Sat, Aug 19, 2023 -
Sun, Aug 20, 2023
Registration closes Aug 17
11 participants
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. 

If families want to bring their own gear, here are some items you may find useful for most trips:


Hiking boots

Wool socks

Non-cotton active clothing and insulating layers

First Aid Kit


Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.