Sammamish Y Outside: Teens

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Outdoor Leadership Club

Outdoor Leadership Club is a teen Service Group focuses on getting themselves and others outside! They are breaking down barriers to the outdoors by creating a “gear bank,” to provide free gear to borrow on Y trips.  If you choose to join this group you get the opportunity to help plan for others trips for teens and family, honing your own backcountry leadership skills and learning to be good stewards of the places we go. Join us as we climb, hike, and snowshoe around Washington!

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King County Explorer Search and Rescue

The Sammamish Community YMCA and King County Explorer Search and Rescue (ESAR) are working together to support more teens in our community to volunteer for the King County Sheriff Office to support search and rescue in our Area.  Our  County has one of the largest youth integrated search and rescue units in the country. Since the 1960’s Teens have been volunteering alongside adults and the Sheriffs office to help lost and injured hikers make it home.   The Sammamish Y will serve as a training location making it easy for teens to attend and we will work with interested students on a teen advisory board. Please fill out the survey below to be connected.

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Outdoor Service Projects

Each month the Sammamish Y teams up with the city of Sammamish to work on a restoration project at a local park. these events are open to the whole family! there is a fun way to meet new people, spend time outside and get dirty for a good cause!


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 Expedition Mountains to Sound

This summer explore our backyard right from our Sammamish Branch! We will go on two daylong rock climbing trips and one overnight backpacking trip.  This program is open to teens 8th -12th grade. No Experience or Y Membership Necessary. You will learn outdoor & leadership skills while also serving our community and having a blast! Working alongside with community partners as we experience the wilderness in a brand new way!


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Read for a longer expedition? Join the YMCA  Boy and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development program on climbing, paddling and backpacking expedition. You will join other teens excited explore the wilderness and learn what it means to be a  cultural competent leader.

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