Tacoma Pioneers

Tacoma Pioneers

Tacoma Pioneers is a year round program designed for 6-9 year-olds 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.

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FAMILY-DRIVEN, STAFF-SUPPORTED

Our Tacoma Pioneers program provides youth ages 6-9 and their parents/guardians with the opportunity to get outside once a month. Pioneers is designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor activities and have fun! They will have the chance to climb, hike, paddle, explore, and learn how to be safe in the outdoors. The group will be supported by Mountaineers staff, but parents will be expected to play an active role in driving, supervising, participating, and maybe even leading some trips! Staff will provide opportunities for parents to advance their own outdoor skills as well as learn key skills for leading kids safely in the outdoors. This program will focus on skill-building for both youth and adults, and on building an outdoor community.

Tacoma Pioneers membership is $400 in total for the year. A $70 deposit is required and the remainder can be paid in full or in monthly installments.

*Note that while  parents/guardians are expected to be active participants in the club, there is plenty of flexibility so that youth can participate in a trip even if a parent/guardian can't make it.

TYPICAL OUTINGS

Activities: Hiking, Rock Climbing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snow Shelter Building, Snowshoeing, Stewardship, Camping, Kayaking, Exploring , and so much more!

HOW DO OUTINGS WORK?

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

HOW DO I GET MY FAMILY INVOLVED IN PIONEERS?

To get involved, first you'll need to sign up for a Family Membership with us Here. Once you have created your new account, add your kids to your account by clicking on the "Membership" tab and adding a family member. You'll need to fill out some of the "Youth Forms" on your child's profile; specifically, the Youth Information Form and the Pioneers Form.  Then, click on the button below to register!

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Here is a FAQ on that process.

 

Questions?

Email sarahh@mountaineers.org with questions or for more information.

PLEASE NOTE:  Pioneers membership is $400 in total for the year. A $70 deposit/registration fee is required and the remainder can be paid in full or in monthly installments. Payment forms will be filled out in person at your first meeting.

PARTICIPANTS MUST ENROLL ONLINE. PAYMENT IS DUE BY THE 5TH OF EACH MONTH.  SEE PAYMENT FORMS FOR CANCELLATION POLICY DETAILS.

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