Program areas at The Mountaineers
Publishing: Includes Mountaineers Books, Skipstone and Braided River imprints. A leading publisher of outdoor recreations, sustainability and conservation titles. Books support the environment and educational goals of the organization by providing expert information on human-powered activity, sustainable practices at home and on the trail, and preservation of wild places. We promote Mountain culture through history, biography, and adventure narrative. Skipstone titles encourage backyard activism and community benefit. Braided River titles inspire citizen action to preserve biodiversity in western North America. We distribute more than 300,000 books and produce approximately 30 new titles annually and our catalog offers approximately 600 active titles, print and ebook.
Adult Programs: Volunteer led and outdoor focus on education and conservation experiences. The programs are designed to connect individuals with the outdoors, teach safe and responsible recreation skills and outdoor ethics which promote conservation and low impact techniques. Same environment for adult programs as youth education programs.
Youth Education: Over 3,100 volunteers organize 3,200 educational programs and trips related to outdoor activities. Programs focus on providing outdoor education and conservation experiences. The programs are designed to connect individuals with the outdoors, teach safe and responsible recreation skills and outdoor ethics which promote conservation and low impact techniques. Mountaineers offers approximately 10,000 outdoor youth experiences through 3 programs: summer camp, a year round adventuring programs and mountain workshops a youth outreach program for disadvantaged youth. We also offer need based pricing to over 50% of the participants in our youth outreach. These programs teach youth self-reliance, self-confidence, promote a healthy active outdoor lifestyle and give them lifelong outdoor skills.