Summer Camp - Rainier 2 - Tacoma - 2023

Youth Program

Summer Camp - Rainier 2

This exciting week of Tacoma Summer Camp includes 5 days and 4 nights camping at our property on the Carbon River near Mt. Rainier National Park!

This exciting week of Tacoma Summer Camp includes  5 days and 4 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, and 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 load up the vans and head to the mountains! Once camp is all set up we will have time for some adventuring before dinner. Our evening will be filled with stargazing, games and riddles, and desserts around the campfire.

Tuesday, 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 and Spray Park, Eunice Lake, Tolmie Peak Lookout, Bearhead Mountain, Summit Lake, and the Carbon River. 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 or the Carbon River, before we head back to camp for a hearty meal and campfire time.

Friday begins with a big breakfast, camp cleanup, and one last short hike up the Carbon River before heading back to the Mountaineers in Tacoma.  We will arrive back around 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 week. Please email if interested!

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

1-2 large backpack or duffel bag to fit all your gear for transportation


Hiking Boots or hiking shoes

Water Bottle



Personal First Aid Kit

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Pad

Clothing: changes for 4 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 and 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.