TRACKS is a Parks & Community Services initiative promoting outdoor adventure, youth leadership and environmental stewardship. TRACKS' mission is to encourage outdoor opportunities for all ages, abilities and income levels, opportunities that develop life skills and knowledge for a healthy community.
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TRACKS was started in the spring of 2007 amid growing concern and research identifying a "nature deficit" within society. Since its inception, TRACKS has effectively infused many Bellevue programs and activities with its six key standards:
Wilderness Wednesdays - Out of school early and looking for a new adventure? Join our guides on one of the amazing trails only a stone's throw from Bellevue. We will meet at Highland Community Center and head out from there. Come dressed for all weather; any additional gear is provided.
High Adventure Summer Camps - Test your limits this summer by spending a week forty feet above the ground on the South Bellevue high ropes course, riding awesome moutain bike trails, climbing, hiking and spending a night backpacking deep in the Cascade Mountains. Guides will teach essential outdoor skills. No experience is necessary. Most outdoor gear and meals for the overnight trip are provided. Build confidence, leadership skills and solid friendships on this weeklong adventure!
Volunteer -to volunteer with the TRACKS program, or if you are a teen looking for service hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
TRACKS in the news - Seattle Outdoor Recreation Examiner and on BTV .
Look for TRACKS in the Connections recreation brochure to find classes, activities and events that are part of the TRACKS initiative.
View Ken Burns' new "National Parks: America’s Greatest Idea" clip about youth and the outdoors.
Parks & Community Services
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Jenna Walenga
Contact: Joe Moorman
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
Family, Youth & Teen Svcs