The MVSD has selected Cam Alford to serve as the district’s new Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Instructor.
Having worked for five years as a classroom teacher, 13 years as an outdoor educator, and possessing a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University, Cam moved to the Methow Valley in 2013. Shortly thereafter, he served as a leave replacement for Dani Golden, teaching Language Arts at Liberty Bell. More recently, Cam has been working for the Northwest Outward Bound School. Beginning next fall, Cam will be returning to launch the district’s new Outdoor Recreation and Wellness program. When asked about his return and the new program, Cam stated, “I’m excited to rejoin the MVSD for the 2021-22 school year. I’m thrilled about the chance to work with our students on our wellness – an extraordinarily important and fundamental subject for every human, and a life-long passion of mine.”
Taking full advantage of the MVSD’s campus and surrounding wilderness, the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness program will focus on developing the social-emotional and physical health and wellness of students through engagement in activities that include, but are not limited to: trip planning, field-based excursions, wilderness navigation, survival, outdoor cooking, and other adventurous pursuits. Topics involving communication, resilience, empathy, belonging, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, nutrition and fitness, healthy lifestyle choices, and decision-making will be embedded throughout the coursework.
When Cam isn’t teaching in a classroom or outdoors, he can be found watching basketball, reading a good book, climbing, skiing, hunting, running, biking, or rafting.
Please join us as we welcome Cam Alford back to the MVSD!