Mountain Workshops

Mountain Workshops

Through Mountain Workshops, The Mountaineers partners with local youth serving agencies to deliver single or multi-day experiences designed to expose youth to transferable outdoor skills.

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Mountain Workshops

Mountain Workshops are designed in collaboration with group leaders to meet the educational goals of the group.  Whether 1 hour or ½ hour activity blocks, or a day hike in the mountains, the curriculum and program are designed to match the goals of the visiting group and impart on the youth participants a desire to explore and conserve the outdoors. 

A flexible, hands-on curriculum teaches safety and appreciation for the environment. Participants learn skills applicable to almost anything youth will do for the rest of their lives: communication, planning, overcoming obstacles, gaining confidence, and team-work.  

Sample of Activities we offer

  • Rock Climbing (indoors or outdoors)
  • Rappelling & Belaying
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Wilderness Navigation
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Leave No Trace & 10 Essentials
  • Outdoor Cooking

For climbing activities at the program center, we can teach twelve students per hour through climbing; if your group has more students, plan for another activity run simultaneously taught by your organization or The Mountaineers. We have partnered with the YMCA, John Muir Elementary School, Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, SPARK This, Pierce County Juvenile Court, Franklin-Pierce High School, Hope Place Family shelter, and Brettler Family Place among others.

experience a mountain workshop

Fill out this Mountain Workshop request form with some details about your organization and what type of program you think would be a good fit. Then email your local branch's Mountain Workshop Manager to start planning your program:

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