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?
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.
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.