The Mountaineers is proud to host an Adventure Club in Seattle and Tacoma. The Adventure Club is a year-round outdoor adventure program for youth of ages 14-20. Currently youth from more than 15 high schools - from Bellingham to Issaquah and West Seattle to Tacoma - make up our Seattle and Tacoma Clubs. Members meet monthly to plan outings and learn skills needed to participate.
The youth members plan all of their outings, with guidance from adult advisors. From single-day outings to weeklong camping trips, activities have included rock climbing, whitewater rafting, hiking, car camping, snow-cave camping, cross-country skiing and mountaineering. While attendance at all meetings is not required, the more meetings and outings you attend, the more you get out of the program!
Want to join? Our Seattle program welcomes new members in September and January. In Tacoma, we welcome new members on a rolling basis. Our Mountaineers Adventure Club is open to all youth ages 14 and over. Youth must turn 14 by January of the school year in which they join to be eligible. To join Adventure Club, email one of our Mountaineers Adventure Advisors: Madden Coghlan for Seattle, or Brigit Anderson for Tacoma.
Volunteer! We are always excited to welcome adult volunteers who can offer outdoor leadership for our youth. Whether you are a Mountaineers climb leader, recreational climber, skier, snowshoer, paddler or outdoor enthusiast, our youth will benefit from your expertise and leadership. Email Becca Polglase, for information about volunteering. You can also visit our website’s Volunteer Opportunities to view upcoming volunteer opportunities with Venturing.
Want to start an Adventure Club at your branch? Email Becca Polglase, our Education Director.