Behind the Warrior

Ep #46 - Behind the Warrior - Echo Hill Ranch - Camp for Gold Star Children

June 29, 2021 Episode 46
Behind the Warrior
Ep #46 - Behind the Warrior - Echo Hill Ranch - Camp for Gold Star Children
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Behind the Warrior
Ep #46 - Behind the Warrior - Echo Hill Ranch - Camp for Gold Star Children
Jun 29, 2021 Episode 46

Join Sherri for a great discussion with Director  of Echo Hill Ranch, Marcie Friedman, and Bobby McBride, Military Outreach Volunteer. Marcie talks about the long history of Echo Hill and how her parents started the ranch in 1953 in the small town of Medina, Texas;  they had a  love for children and provided a rich environment for kids to thrive. This year, the ranch has re-opened with the help of her brother, Kinky Friedman and so many wonderful volunteers.  Bringing life back to Echo Hill has been done with compassion and care  and held their first camp session called Trailblazers.  They will offer two more this year that will host Gold Star children. Marcie and her team take a different approach as they believe that a military child that has lost a parent, no matter the cause, should have an opportunity to connect with others who may share a similar story. This rustic ranch, nestled in the valley of Echo Hill has over 200 acres, and is still very much in the 1950's original setting. All of which allows children to get back to the basics of just being a kid;  time to disconnect from technology and explore the acreage, make new friendships, learn a few skills and make some lasting memories. In fact, Echo Hill is unique in if a child attends camp one year, they are guaranteed a spot the following year should they desire to come back. You won't want to miss this great conversation, and have a chance to hear from the great people who are running it.

Resources:
Echo Hill Ranch - www.echohill.org
For a direct email: [email protected]
(830) 589-2520 
Contact them for volunteer opportunities! 

Support the show (http://weblink.donorperfect.com/BehindTheWarrior)

Show Notes

Join Sherri for a great discussion with Director  of Echo Hill Ranch, Marcie Friedman, and Bobby McBride, Military Outreach Volunteer. Marcie talks about the long history of Echo Hill and how her parents started the ranch in 1953 in the small town of Medina, Texas;  they had a  love for children and provided a rich environment for kids to thrive. This year, the ranch has re-opened with the help of her brother, Kinky Friedman and so many wonderful volunteers.  Bringing life back to Echo Hill has been done with compassion and care  and held their first camp session called Trailblazers.  They will offer two more this year that will host Gold Star children. Marcie and her team take a different approach as they believe that a military child that has lost a parent, no matter the cause, should have an opportunity to connect with others who may share a similar story. This rustic ranch, nestled in the valley of Echo Hill has over 200 acres, and is still very much in the 1950's original setting. All of which allows children to get back to the basics of just being a kid;  time to disconnect from technology and explore the acreage, make new friendships, learn a few skills and make some lasting memories. In fact, Echo Hill is unique in if a child attends camp one year, they are guaranteed a spot the following year should they desire to come back. You won't want to miss this great conversation, and have a chance to hear from the great people who are running it.

Resources:
Echo Hill Ranch - www.echohill.org
For a direct email: [email protected]
(830) 589-2520 
Contact them for volunteer opportunities! 

Support the show (http://weblink.donorperfect.com/BehindTheWarrior)