Many community groups participated in the Outdoor Education program throughout the spring including the Waco High School football team and athletic staff; a group of staff members from the Waco Center for Youth; and fifth graders and staff members from the South Waco Awesome Guys & Girls (SWAGG). A special thank you to our student workers, Dalton and Londen, and MCH staff who assisted Tim Price in these events.
This spring saw more of the expansion of the Outdoor Education program at MCH as a number of community groups experienced team-building exercises and recreational activities at the MCH Boys Ranch. The program, led by Tim Price, functions to help youth at MCH and community participants “build a sense of courage to live life to the fullest and help them grow into best versions of themselves,” Price said.
Activities include the Alpine Tower, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, camping, and team games. Many community participants expressed the learning experiences provided through Outdoor Education are life-changing.
“Some of our student athletes have never experienced outdoor activities like kayaking or fishing before,” said Linden Heldt, head football coach and athletics coordinator for Waco High School. “To see our young men have fun off the field here and build up their team skills in a different way is priceless.”
Traci Wagner, vice president for programs, explained the Outdoor Education program is “a living picture of our MCH commitments to Five-Star Service and Culture of Learning. These types of events don’t happen by accident and I appreciate the hard work our staff and partners put in to serve our youth and communities.”
For more information about the Outdoor Education program, contact Tim Price at (254) 867-6168 or at TPrice@MCH.org.