One way to ensure the ongoing protection of our mountains is to nurture the next generation of nature lovers. The Cape Town Section of the MCSA therefore has an extremely active programme aimed at getting youngsters from disadvantaged communities exposed to the natural beauty around us.
MCSA Outreach helps grow future mountaineers by exposing youngsters to the mountains and the natural environment.
Many people growing up in sight of the Cape’s awesome mountains have little chance of experiencing their freedom and beauty first hand.
The Cape Town Section has therefore been operating an Outreach Programme since 2002. Over the years, MCSA volunteers have taken many groups from disadvantaged communities hiking in Table Mountain National Park.
We work with schools, youth groups and programmes and children’s homes on a long-term basis to give these chosen youngsters as many opportunities as possible to be outside, grow their confidence and learn to value and preserve our natural environment.
Outreach is run by volunteers, mostly MCSA members, but non-members are also very welcome – we’re always on the lookout for new volunteers to meet the demand. Hikes take place almost every week for 4-5 hours on Saturday mornings. We also run some overnight camps and hikes.
Check the Calendar for the next Outreach hike.