Healing Outdoors

Facets: Voices of the Mountain Life

Apr 29 2022 • 26 mins

Meet Sam, Connor, Hunter and Gavin, some of the students at Red Top Meadows, a residential treatment center near Wilson that serves Wyoming boys aged 12-17 who have gotten in trouble with the law or are having behavioral issues at school. Red Top is unique in Wyoming because it incorporates wilderness therapy into its program. In this episode, KHOL’s Kyle Mackie shadows the boys on a fall trail maintenance project and listens while they share their stories of growth and healing outdoors.

This episode was made in collaboration with Stio, stewards of the mountain life. It was reported and produced by Kyle Mackie, with editorial and production support from KHOL's Will Walkey and Emily Cohen. It contained original music scoring by Sheena and Jacob Ferguson. Creative direction and executive production support provided by Stio’s Liz Barrett and Jessie Van der Linden. Facets logo design by Kika MacFarlane.