Tacoma Year Round Programs

Tacoma Year Round Programs

Find year-round outdoor programs for youth to get outside.

Community and family based year round youth programs.


Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC) | Ages 14–18

The Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC) is a year-round outdoor adventure program for youth ages 14–18. Members meet monthly to plan outings and learn skills needed to participate.  MAC students choose their own goals and trips, and work toward them all year long. Skills learned may include: rock climbing, glacier climbing and mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, snow camping, and more. MAC students meet once a month at the Tacoma Program Center to work on skills, and plan 1–2 weekend outings each month.

Explorers | Ages 9–13

Explorers is a year-round outdoor adventure program for youth ages 9–13 and their parents/guardians who want to learn new outdoor skills and make lasting friendships. These programs are designed for parents and children who are looking for a community of like-minded families, and to prepare youth with the skills to be successful in our teen program, Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC). Families are offered the opportunity to participate in an educational meeting and 1-2 outdoor trips per month, with activities like hiking, back-packing, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, camping, kayaking, basic mountaineering skills, and more. 

Pathfinders | Ages 6–10

Our Pathfinders program provides youth ages 6–10 and their parents/guardians with the opportunity to participate in 1-2 weekend outdoor adventures per month. Pathfinders is designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor activities and have fun! Adventures include hiking, climbing, backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and more. 

Mini Mountaineers | Ages 2–5

Created for ages 2–5, Mini Mountaineers is designed to get our youngest Mountaineers and an accompanying adult interacting with nature, fostering a love for the outdoors in the next generation. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, friends... let us do the planning to get you and your little one outside with other outdoorsy families!