Pinecones offers kids ages seven to eleven a selection of trips introducing them to the many fun ways to interact with the natural world. Whether an indoor class, hiking, snowshoeing, caving, or heading out on an overnight backpacking trip, participants can choose events that fit their interests and abilities. We also have special events such as hunting for quartz crystals, fishing trips, and naturalist classes that are available for limited dates during the year!
We offer a discounted parent or guardian rate for overnight trips, snowshoeing trips, and caving trips. If you would like to accompany a Pinecones age child on any of the other adventures, please contact us.
Age: 7 through 11 (or elementary school age)
Free after school programs in our indoor Nature Classroom
Build snowmen, dig snow tunnels, play, and explore the winter forests of Tahoma on a guided snowshoeing hike.
Check out our indoor and outdoor activities discovering and identifying rocks, minerals, and gemstones.
Learn wilderness skills like fire starting, shelter building, and bushcraft, including tracking and camouflage
A week of daily activities at Point Defiance Park encouraging outside play and learning opportunities
Explore the lava tube caves near Mt. St. Helens and learn about the geology of this unique volcanic area
Join us to camp out in the woods along the trail on this introductory, parent and child backpacking trip.