Group In-Person Programs

MHC members and staff sitting in yoga pose

Weekday Program

9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm

During Weekday Programs, Max Higbee staff support member engagement in a variety of activities as well as lead participants on a wide range of community excursions. This program aims to improve participants' access and engagement in the community and to support participants in achieving greater independence through practicing life skills. Programs include YMCA workouts, cooking classes, hikes, sports, library visits, art projects and much more. Each day has a scheduled primary activity led by Recreation Leaders, but participants are encouraged to engage in the way that best supports their needs and interests. Alternative activities are always provided and include board games, painting, books, etc. MHC staff are always looking to expand our offered activities, so if you have an idea please send it our way!

Weekend Program


Friday & Saturday


Our oldest program, WP is an opportunity for folks to have a fun weekend with friends while having a night on the town! Members can participate in Art Walk, evening strolls, in-house games and activities, or just have a fun place to hang out with friends! Staff are on-hand to facilitate the fun.

MHC member and staff at stove cooking
MHC members hiking up a hill in forest

Higbee Hikers

10am - 1pm


Program Overview: This is a seasonal program offered on Saturdays, weather depending, that explores our beautiful local trails. The group meets up at MHC or a designated trail location and uses walking or bus routes to access the various trails in Whatcom County including Lake Padden Trails, the Interurban Trail, Stimpson Reserve and more. The program incorporates outdoor skills such as environmental stewardship, map reading and navigation, plant identification, healthy hiking snacks, and trail games.

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