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Seattle Junior MAC & Explorers - Enrollment Lottery

Timeline and Expectations

Thank you for your interest in joining the Seattle Mountaineers Youth Clubs! This survey is to formally gather a list of those interested in making this commitment and to equitably allot the available openings in the Explorers and Jr. MAC programs. Current students wishing to re-enroll will be given priority in registration and any remaining spots will be allocated to new students per the results of this lottery. The number of potentially available spots will not be shared with anyone.
  • Both Explorers and Junior MAC will have a total of 18 spots for the 2022-2023 program year, which formally begins on October 1st, 2022. The program year runs through August of 2023. Students must then re-enroll if they would like to continue participating. 
  • The program fee for the year will be $1,100. The default payment method will be a 100% up-front payment upon registration. At the info seminar in September, documents explaining in-full the program fee, how it is used, the refund policy, and an option to elect for installment payments will be handed out. The Mountaineers offers scholarships. If you anticipate needing a scholarship, please apply as soon as possible. Receipt of a scholarship does not guarantee enrollment. 
  • September is a trial month featuring a Kick-Off Trip to Leavenworth beginning on Friday afternoon September 30th - Sunday October 2nd. This trip will be open to returning students and those who have been awarded a spot in the program thru this lottery and want to try out their fit with the program. Students who have expressed interest thru this lottery or elsewhere, but who are not awarded a spot in the program thru this lottery, will not be invited to the Kick-Off Trip.
  • This lottery will be open thru EOD September 15th. The lottery will be processed on September 16th at 9:00am and students receiving a spot will be notified immediately. They will then be invited to join the Kick-Off trip to Leavenworth and will receive details about the trip at that point. They will then have two weeks to make sure they are prepared for the trip, request any gear from The Mountaineers Gear Library, etc.
  • The Seattle Explorers & Jr MAC Info Seminar for new and returning students is on September 14th from 6:00-8:00pm. Please ensure you are registered for the meeting here. Attendance at this meeting is required for anyone wishing to join Explorers and Jr MAC. Information about the program will be presented to everyone, the process for this lottery explained again, and it will be a chance for returning students to meet prospective new students. Anyone attending the meeting that has not taken this lottery survey will be reminded to do so. The lottery will be processed soon after this meeting, whereupon students will be notified of receiving a spot. If you do not receive a communication from the MAC program manager after the info seminar, it means you weren't selected for a spot.
  • After lottery results have been processed and students notified, families will have the month of October to make the commitment and pay to register on either the Jr. MAC or Explorer course page. More details about registration will be shared with selected families after the lottery has been processed.