Summer Camp - Rainier 1 - Tacoma - 2024

Youth Program

Summer Camp - Rainier 1

Join us for overnight camp at our property on the NW corner of Mt. Rainier National Park! This week consists of one day of day camp in Tacoma, followed by 4 days/3 nights of hiking and camping.

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 property on the Carbon River 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 getting 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 morning activities and a quick lunch we'll be on our way to Rainier. Once camp is set up we will have time to explore the Carbon River before dinner. Our evening will be filled with stargazing, riddles and games, and desserts around the campfire.

Wednesday and Thursday will be all about exploring and getting great views of Mt. Rainier on some awesome day hikes! Hikes may include  Spray Falls & Spray Park, Eunice Lake, Tolmie Peak Lookout, Summit Lake, or Bearhead Mountain. We will split into younger and older groups, so we can go at an appropriate pace. We’ll cap off our hikes with some wading in Mowich Lake before we head back to camp for a hearty meal.

Friday begins with a big breakfast, camp cleanup, and one short final hike up the Carbon River before we head back to the Mountaineers in Tacoma. We typically arrive back in Tacoma between 3-4pm, with final pick up at 4:30pm.  We are so excited to share this 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
Day Camp
Tacoma Program Center
Mon, Jul 22, 2024
Registration closes Jul 20
0 participants
2 chaperones
3 instructors
Summer Camp Overnight
Irish Cabin Property
Tue, Jul 23, 2024 -
Fri, Jul 26, 2024
Registration closes Jul 21
0 participants
2 chaperones
3 instructors
Required Equipment

1-2 large backpacks or duffel bags to fit all your gear for easy transport


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!)


Personal dishes/utensils (bowl/plate, cup/mug, 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.

Many items can be borrowed from The Mountaineers. Need something? Email

Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.