Parent Resources

Parent Resources

Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about summer camp.

Have questions about Mountaineers Summer Camp?

A collection of the most commonly asked questions answered.  If you don't see the answer you are looking for, please email Danielle Leitao at for more answers!

Where and when does Camp start and end each day?

(Seattle) Camp starts and ends each day at our Seattle Program Center (7700 Sand Point Way NE, located inside of Magnuson Park). We begin drop off at 8:50 am, and start pick up at 3:50pm. We ask that parents pick their children up no later than 4:15, otherwise they will be charged a fee. Extended care is from 7:45-8:45am in the morning and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30 pm.

What does a typical day at Camp look like?

Depending on the theme of the session, each day is filled with fun curriculum to teach your camper how to be safe in the outdoors! On the first day of Camp, we spend the morning getting to know our campers, playing games, and jumping into climbing and having fun! Each day we are at The Mountaineers program center, we get to go swimming and learn different types of curriculum (first aid, navigation, kayaking, and more). Field trip days take us to different parts of Washington and Seattle, so we can dive deeper into the theme of the week. 

Please note that on field trip days to Outdoor Acvitiy center in Index we might get back later than 4pm! We will let you know if this is the case prior to pickup. 

What are the ages for Mountaineers Camp?

Mountaineers day camp is for kids ages 6-12. During the session, we break the campers up into smaller groups based on age. Everyone will get to try each activity, but these activities will be tailored to each group respectively.  

What is extended care? (For Seattle Only)

 Extra hours will be offered this year for busy families! You will be able to drop off your camper as early as 7:45am and pick up as late as 5:30pm. During this time we will offer a snack as well as structured and unstructured activities such as games, crafts, friendship bracelets, and bouldering. To enroll in extended care add the additional "extended care" activity to your cart when signing up for camp. The fee is $80.00 for the entire week for members and guests. 

(On Mondays we will not be able to accept any campers before 8:45am)

How do I register my child(ren) for Camp?

Registering for Camp is easy! Follow this link to learn how to register your child for camp!

What gear do I need for Camp?

Plan to bring a backpack, bathing suit, towel, water bottle, lunch, snacks, layers or rain jacket, change of clothes and whatever else keeps your child happy and healthy. If your child is allergic to generic sunblock, please label your own sunblock and send it in with your camper. We do ask that you do not send your camper with any electronics or special items that could get lost or left behind throughout the course of camp. 

I need to pick up my child early from camp, is this allowed?

Absolutely! Make sure to tell the Camp Director and the camper's counselor at the start of the day, and they will arrange to bring your child back to The Mountaineers when you need to pick your child up. Check in with the front desk if they are not waiting for you.

What paperwork do I need for my child?

The paperwork for summer camp is linked to your registration. Our system will not allow you to register for camp unless the Youth Information Form and the Summer Camp Form, attached to your child's profile are complete. Field trip waivers will be emailed out and available at Monday's check in for your convience.  Please let Danielle Leitao, , if you have any questions or difficulties registering. 

Do you offer financial assistance for Camp?

The Mountaineers strives to serve everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to providing access to outdoor recreation, education and conservation opportunities for all members and youth in the communities we serve. Please follow the Financial Assistance link, fill out the application, and email to let Chad, our Education Administrator, know that you've completed your application.

What is your refund (transfer and cancelation) policy?

Our cancellation policy is: Campers canceling until April 15, 2018 will receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee. Campers canceling between April 16 and June 1, 2018 will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Campers canceling between June 1 and 2 weeks before the registered session will receive a 50% refund. Campers canceling within two weeks of the registered session will not receive a refund. 

Transfer policy: Campers can transfer from one session to another without penalty (except a $10 administration fee) until 2 weeks before the session they are transferring from. Transfers within 2-weeks of the registered session will be considered a cancellation. Ability to transfer is contingent upon available space in the session the camper wishes to transfer to.  

What if my child has an allergy?

Not a problem! Make sure to note it on the camp health form and check in with your camper's counselor. If your child has a food allergy we will make sure the other campers don't bring that food to lunch during that week.

Can't find the answer you are looking for?

Email Danielle Leitao at for more answers!