Seattle Mountaineers After-School Programs

Seattle Mountaineers After-School Programs

Join us for after-school programming! Spend time socializing with other adventurous youth in a safe and fun environment!

All after-school programs will be conducted in compliance with Washington state and The Mountaineers COVID-19 operating guidance.  We are monitoring the process of reopening closely and will continue to share updates and changes as they occur. For further information, please review  The Mountaineers COVID-19 response page.

Join The Mountaineers this winter and spring for 6-week-long climbing-themed after-school sessions! Youth can sign up for one (or two! Or three!) sessions and join us one day per week at the Seattle Program Center in Magnuson Park. Programs run for two hours with a small group of other adventurous kiddos of similar ages.

Beginning the Winter 2021 session, we invite youth aged 6-9 to join us for programs on Mondays or Tuesdays and youth aged 10-13 to join programs on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Programs are open to youth of all experience levels, whether you're new to climbing or have been coming to Mountaineers Camps for years! 

Registration for winter and spring courses opens November 1, 2020. We hope to see you there! 

Click on the days of the week listed below to learn about each program and register. Scroll to the bottom of the page for current availability. 

Fall 2020 After-School Courses

Our Pacific Northwest: November 30 to December 18

UPDATE: Due to high interest in climbing-focused after-school programs, this three week session will be adapted to a modified 'Ropes and Rocks' curriculum supplemented by Pacific Northwest specific activities. Please see availability at the bottom of the page.  

All Ages          Ages 6-9          Ages 8-10         Ages 11-13

Winter 2021 After-School Courses

Ropes and Rocks: January 4 to February 12

Join us for six weeks of climbing-focused activities and skill building! We'll top rope climb, practice our bouldering, and work on our climbing technique in small group settings. Spend some much-needed time away from the screen adventuring and learning with nine other adventurous young Mountaineers.

                                  Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday    Thursday

Spring 2021 After-School COurses

Mountain Discovery: February 22 to April 2

Brush up your climbing skills or learn new techniques during this six week mountain-focused after-school program. Learn about the history of mountaineering and practice your climbing, bouldering, and rappelling skills with other young Mountaineers. As the weather improves, we'll spend more time outside, playing and climbing on the outdoor wall!

                                    Monday    Tuesday    Wednesday    Thursday

Climbing Adventures: April 19 to May 28 

Dive into climbing skills with us this spring! Join us at the Seattle Program Center for a mix of climbing activities and curriculum. Continue on your skill development journey with time spent on rappelling, climbing techniques, and belay practice. Or learn the basics of climbing with an introduction to bouldering and top rope climbing. The possibilities are endless! 

                                    Monday     Tuesday      Wednesday    Thursday


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Questions?

If you are new to The Mountaineers Youth Programs or have questions about registration, take a look at our online registration instructions (Please note: these are specific to summer camp registration but the same process applies to after-school programs as well.).

Scholarships are available for youth courses. You can learn more about our financial aid options here.

Hoping to send multiple kiddos to after-school programs? Siblings of different ages can be enrolled in the same program! Please enroll them in the course that corresponds with your youngest child's age.

If you have further questions, please contact Tailor Dolgin at tailord@mountaineers.org

List of after-school programs


After-School - Vikings - Our PNW - Seattle - 2020

After-School - Vikings - Our PNW - Seattle - 2020

Mon, Nov 30, 2020 - Mon, Dec 14, 2020
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist
Seattle Branch
After-School - Pathfinders - Our PNW - Seattle - 2020

After-School - Pathfinders - Our PNW - Seattle - 2020

Tue, Dec 1, 2020 - Tue, Dec 15, 2020
No Prerequisites
4 participants on waitlist
Seattle Branch
After-School - Explorers - Our PNW - Seattle - 2020

After-School - Explorers - Our PNW - Seattle - 2020

Wed, Dec 2, 2020 - Wed, Dec 16, 2020
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Seattle Branch
After-School - Trailblazers - Our PNW - Seattle - 2020

After-School - Trailblazers - Our PNW - Seattle - 2020

Thu, Dec 3, 2020 - Thu, Dec 17, 2020
No Prerequisites
2 participants
Seattle Branch
After-School - Vikings - Ropes and Rocks - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Vikings - Ropes and Rocks - Seattle - 2021

Mon, Jan 4, 2021 - Mon, Feb 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Pathfinders - Ropes and Rocks - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Pathfinders - Ropes and Rocks - Seattle - 2021

Tue, Jan 5, 2021 - Tue, Feb 9, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Explorers - Ropes and Rocks - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Explorers - Ropes and Rocks - Seattle - 2021

Wed, Jan 6, 2021 - Wed, Feb 10, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Trailblazers - Ropes and Rocks - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Trailblazers - Ropes and Rocks - Seattle - 2021

Thu, Jan 7, 2021 - Thu, Feb 11, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Vikings - Mountain Discovery - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Vikings - Mountain Discovery - Seattle - 2021

Mon, Feb 22, 2021 - Mon, Mar 29, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Pathfinders - Mountain Discovery - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Pathfinders - Mountain Discovery - Seattle - 2021

Tue, Feb 23, 2021 - Tue, Mar 30, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Explorers - Mountain Discovery - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Explorers - Mountain Discovery - Seattle - 2021

Wed, Feb 24, 2021 - Wed, Mar 31, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Trailblazers - Mountain Discovery - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Trailblazers - Mountain Discovery - Seattle - 2021

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 - Thu, Apr 1, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Vikings - Climbing Adventures - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Vikings - Climbing Adventures - Seattle - 2021

Mon, Apr 19, 2021 - Mon, May 24, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Pathfinders - Climbing Adventures - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Pathfinders - Climbing Adventures - Seattle - 2021

Tue, Apr 20, 2021 - Tue, May 25, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Explorers - Climbing Adventures- Seattle - 2021

After-School - Explorers - Climbing Adventures- Seattle - 2021

Wed, Apr 21, 2021 - Wed, May 26, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch
After-School - Trailblazers - Climbing Adventures - Seattle - 2021

After-School - Trailblazers - Climbing Adventures - Seattle - 2021

Thu, Apr 22, 2021 - Thu, May 27, 2021
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Nov 1
Seattle Branch