Tacoma Mountaineers Adventure Club

Tacoma Mountaineers Adventure Club

Tacoma MAC is a year-round outdoor adventure program for high-school age youth

YOUTH-DRIVEN, STAFF-SUPPORTED

The Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC) in Tacoma is a year-round outdoor adventure program for youth ages 14-18. Members meet monthly to plan outings and learn skills needed to participate.

Typical Outings

From single-day outings to week-long camping trips, activities include rock climbing, scrambling, hiking & backpacking, snow camping, snowshoeing, skiing, and mountaineering. Our goal is to give our students the skills necessary to safely travel in backcountry and alpine environments, gain an appreciation for our wild places, learn teamwork skills, and grow in confidence. While attendance at all meetings is not required, the more meetings and outings attended, the more rewarding the program!

Last year's highlights included:

Rock climbing in Vantage, Leavenworth, and Smith Rock

Climbs and ski descents of Mt. St. Helen's, Camp Muir, and Mt. Adams

Summit of Mt. Rainier

Skiing at Mt. Baker

Snowshoeing and winter camping at Mt. Rainier National Park

Numerous skills training trips and conditioning hikes

MAc Calendar

Ready to Join MAC?

Our Mountaineers Adventure Club is open to youth aged 14 -18, or who are attending high school. To get involved, first you'll need to sign up for a Family Membership with us (here's a FAQ). Registration for fall 2021 will open in mid-August. New and prospective members should plan on attending our New Member Meeting on September 15 (6:30-8:30pm) 

RSVP FOR NEW MEMBER MEETING

Email our member services team at  with questions or for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Youth must be Mountaineers Members before enrolling. MAC Membership is $750 for the year. Members may register and pay in full, or email sarahh@mountaineers.org to set up quarterly installments.

Participants must enroll online. Enrollment is open until January, or until program is full. See payment forms for cancellation policy details.