Mountain Workshops

Mountain Workshops

Mountain Workshops are the Mountaineers partnerships with local youth serving agencies delivering single or multi-day experiences designed to expose youth to basic 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. Broken into 1 hour or ½ hour activity blocks depending on the age group, the curriculum is 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, weather-dependent)
  • Rappelling (ages 10+; must be combined with Rock Climbing)
  • Belaying (ages 13+; must be combined with Rock Climbing)
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Navigation
  • First Aid
  • Leave No Trace & 10 Essentials

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

Summer Hours:

From late-June through August we run summer camps at the Program Center which impacts our ability to offer daytime workshops. We can offer most activities after 5pm and have limited access to the outdoor climbing wall from 12pm-5pm Tuesdays thru Thursdays. We also have options to conduct other activities in our public parks.

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 and Mountain Workshop manager at  will work to schedule a Mountain Workshop customized for your group.

Submit Request Form


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