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Youth Program


Senior Expedition Leader Avi writes about Trail Training with Northern Rockies Crew

Emma recounts the youth team's awesome week full of team bonding and learning how to chainsaw!

With MCC, it was love. Not love for someone, or even for a place though I did love where I was. But love for a way of being alive, a way of being a leader. 

After years of guiding summer expeditions during college, serving as an MCC Youth Expedition leader provided me with challenges and successes that I had never experienced elsewhere. Instead of simply recreating in these beautiful spaces, we were learning about their history, contributing to their maintenance, and growing as individuals.

YCC Crew Members explore the variety of departments in the US Forest Service.

YCC Leader Allison reflects on the favorite hitch of the season- building wildlife fences to protect wetland!

YCC member Katie reflects on a few of her favorite memories with her crew this summer.

"Growing up in Eureka my whole life, I've gotten to go to many different lakes around here! I thought this spot was especially fun because I never even knew it existed. Discovering this new lake with my crew made me feel more connected with the area I live in."

Expedition leader Nicole recounts some of the games that their crew played on hitch! Future leaders- take note!

Lincoln YCC teamed up with the YFMP to do some citizen science

Lincoln YCC gets a crash course on trail work.

In the first two weeks of the Lincoln YCC program, close friends became even closer through hard work.

Lincoln YCC crew leaders Mary and Emma learn a new skill and grow their confidence.

Expedition Leaders Caspar and Erin recall their hitch removing barbed wire out on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.

South Youth Program leaders learned and bonded on our field skills hitch.

Leaders Nicole and Kyle asked their youth members to recount some of the funniest moments they experienced during this past hitch.

MCC’s North and South Youth Programs combined forces this past week to finish out a multi-week long boardwalk project in Yellowstone National Park.

The Northern Senior Expedition Leaders had the exciting opportunity to work with two new partners this month- Citizens for a Better Flathead and Lake County Conservation District on two very different, very impactful projects.

The temperature was low, but spirits were high as the Senior Expedition Leaders engaged in educational workshops, teambuilders, and other activities.