Tacoma Explorers

Tacoma Explorers

For youth ages 8-13 who are interested in spending time outdoors. No experience or skills needed to join - we will teach all the skills they will need to participate in an activity. The group meets every other month at The Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center to learn skills and goes on 1-2 outings a month.

Youth-driven, Adult-guided

Explorers is a year-round outdoor adventure program for youth ages 8-13 who want to learn new outdoor skills, and make lasting friendships with fellow adventurers. While there is a focus on developing climbing skills for those who are interested, the program and activities are driven entirely by the participants’ areas of interest. Parents are not required to attend outings but we do encourage parents to join  us. This is a great opportunity for you to get outside with your Explorer!

Activities: Hiking, Rock Climbing, Cross-Country Skiing, Rafting, Snowshoeing, Camping, Kayaking, Exploring; Anything you want!

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How do outings work?

Outings are organized by our staff and chaperoned by at least two adults. Outings range from single-day hikes, paddles & climbs, to multi-day hiking, climbing or camping trips.  Some trips have a maximum capacity, while others are open to as many youth and adults as want to attend. 


To get involved, first you'll need to sign up for a Family Membership with us. Once you have created your new account, add your kids to your account by clicking on the "Membership" tab and adding a family member. Then, click on the button below to register!