Camp Rise Up 2019
MCH residents enjoyed summer activities through Camp Rise Up, a day camp on the Waco campus led by the MCH Recreation department.
Camp Rise Up utilizes Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) principles to help youth learn life skills and important self-regulation techniques. Residents participated in intentional experiential recreation activities such as crash-and-bump games, life skills, and movement and art groups. Youth also heard from a number of encouraging guest speakers.
Recreation staff has hosted Camp Rise Up for several years and this year implemented a buddy system to help youth and staff build stronger relationships.
The Camp Rise Up theme this summer was respect. Through group and team activities, participants engaged daily with different MCH Life Skills that teach them how to respect themselves and others.
Rebekah Powell, program specialist for MCH, said the students build trusting relationships with the staff and each other during camp that will continue to grow moving forward.
“When I see kids having fun and interacting in healthy ways with their peers and staff, I know we are accomplishing what we are here for,” she said.
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