It's a Blast: Summer on the Mountain Events

Summer on the Mountain is a public event series that takes place at the Mount St. Helens, Science and Learning Center and the Johnston Ridge Observatory on teh 4th Saturday of every month in summer.

 

Volcano exploration and fun for everyone all summer long. All are welcome for guided hikes and strolls, science geo-caching, volcano arts and crafts, the explosive Trashcano and so much more.  With the exception of the Sky & Star Party, these events are FREE and open to the public.

 

Information on additional Mount St. Helens Institute programs can be found HERE.


2019 Events

May 25 | It’s a Blast

This special day is a friendraiser & fundraiser for the Mount St. Helens Institute. Entrance fees at Johnston Ridge Observatory will support youth education and stewardship at Mount St. Helens.

June 22 | It’s a Blast

A Volcano Exploration Day! Guided walks on the Winds of Change Trail every hour. Afternoon guided hike on the Hummocks Trail. Trashcano demonstrations and science activities throughout the day. Free from 11 AM to 6 PM.

July 27 | It’s a Blast

A Volcano Exploration Day! Guided walks on the Winds of Change Trail every hour. Afternoon guided hike on the Hummocks Trail. Trashcano demonstrations and science activities throughout the day. Free from 11 AM to 6 PM.

August 24 | Mount St. Helens Sky & Star Party

The Sky and Star Party is a special event! Join Rose City Astronomers and Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club for night sky viewing, astronomy activities and speakers. And stay the night with us in the Science and Learning Center or at our field camp. Sign up HERE to stay up-to-date on night-viewing date (either August 23 or August 24th depending on the weather), and for registration details.

September 28 | It’s A Blast

A Volcano Exploration Day! Guided walks on the Winds of Change Trail every hour. Afternoon guided hike on the Hummocks Trail. Trashcano demonstrations and science activities throughout the day. Free from 11 AM to 6 PM.

 


2018 Events

April 14-15 | Wilderness First Aid with NOLS May 19 | It’s a Blast June 1-3| Boy Scout Merit Badge Weekend June 30 | Live Music by Northwest Groove at Johnston Ridge Observatory June 29-July 1 | Art Blast with Art-Adventures.com July 9-10 | Volcano Venture youth camp July 14-15 | Family Adventure Camp August 4 | Guild Mortgage presents the MSH Sky and Star Party August 11-12 | Family Adventure Camp September 1 | Backcountry Rise with Daybreak Racing October 6 | Carnival of Colors   A huge THANK YOU to the following partners and sponsors who made the 2018 events possible:

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

Castle Rock Community Development Alliance

Castle Rock in Bloom

Cowlitz PUD

Eureka! Engineering

Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club

Guild Mortgage

Red Canoe Credit Union

Rose City Astronomers

United States Forest Service, National Volcanic Monument


2017 Events

May 13 | It’s a Blast June 10 | Art Eruption  June 24 | Music of Seas & Sailors by LCC Symphonic Band July 8-9 | Family Adventure Campout Weekend August 12-13 | Perseid Meteor Shower Campout September 16 | Sky and Star Party (night viewing weather dependent) October 15 | Carnival of Colors November 4 | Science and Learning Center Season Reopening | Cancelled due to weather advisory   A huge THANK YOU to the following partners and sponsors who made the 2017 events possible:

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

Castle Rock Community Development Alliance

Castle Rock in Bloom

Cowlitz PUD

Eureka! Engineering

Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club

Lower Columbia College

Red Canoe Credit Union 

Rose City Astronomers

United States Forest Service, National Volcanic Monument

 


2016 Eventssummer-on-the-mountain-rack-card-addnl-sponsors

May 14 | It’s a Blast June 25 | Music on the Mountain July 9 | Sky and Star Party August 6 | Art Eruption September 3-4 | Family Camp October 1 | Carnival of Color   Despite some challenging weather, we had an amazing total of 1063 participants between all 6 summer events! Thank you to everyone who supported and/or attended these events.   A huge THANK YOU to the following partners and sponsors who made the 2016 events possible:

Art-Adventures.com

Castle Rock, America in Bloom

Castle Rock Community Development Alliance

Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club

John Chao Photography

Lower Columbia College

Rose City Astronomers

United States Forest Service, National Volcanic Monument