Our Mission.

To develop character, stewardship and grit in all youth through challenging outdoor adventure.

Wilderness does not see fashion.

Wilderness does not see good or bad grades.

Wilderness welcomes all.

Our quest is to make the outdoors accessible to all youth, so they can experience the inclusion of nature. Bringing students together from all around South King County, we introduce kids to the power of the outdoors.

Y.E.T.I. is a 501(c)(3) primarily serving students aged 5 to 18. Our goal is to present programs that are financially accessible to all. Students who become YETI-ites are from all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. No experience in the outdoors is necessary!

We currently offer programs with curriculum in hiking, camping, backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, rafting, sea kayaking, sailing, stand up paddle-boarding and biking.

If it is outside and challenging, we are ready to help youth experience it. Have an idea for a YETI Adventure?

"Y.E.T.I. gives youth the ability to push themselves past their previous limits, to reach things they didn't think were possible. It gave me and my peers a chance to take part in something new and exciting to love. Y.E.T.I. is far more than some trips into the wilderness, it gave me amazing opportunities and helped me find my courage. Thank you Y.E.T.I.!"

- Sativa. Age 15

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