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Youth Programs Overview

Washington Trails Association's Youth Programs are opportunities for youth ages 10-18 to spend time outdoors building and maintaining hiking trails in a safe, teamwork-oriented environment. We also offer teachers and youth leaders Outdoor Leadership Training to get young people outdoors.

Why join our youth programs?

  • Meet new friends
  • Get outside and have fun
  • Great exercise outdoors
  • Learn leadership & outdoor skills
  • Help our hiking trails
  • Earn volunteer service hours
  • And, did we already say it's fun?


Program Descriptions

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Youth ages 10 and up can participate in our regular work parties that run Tuesday through Sunday. Youth under age 14 must have a parent, guardians or teacher accompany them. Check out our work party search page for opportunities.

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We host youth-specific private work parties where youth groups and their leaders can work together on a trail crew. Contact for more information.

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High school students ages 14-18 join WTA for a week on trail during a Youth Vacation. We offer 3 vacation types with various dates and locations where you'll learn about the world of building and maintaining hiking trails.

WTA's Outdoor Leadership Training program gets school-age youth outside by empowering teachers and youth groups with the skills and resources to lead safe and fun outdoor experiences.

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Read how WTA's work has touched the lives of people across the state.