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20/20 Band of Brothers Teen Adventure

Ready for a Grand Adventure?

Come on a wild adventure of scaling granite walls and backpacking through rugged mountains. Standing shoulder to shoulder, you will band together with your fellow brothers to learn rock climbing, backpacking, and leadership while becoming the man God created you to be.

 

We know there are thousands of voices out there telling you what it means to be a man and the pressure is real. Escape the voices that tell you who you should be and come hear from God. Ready to invest in your future?

DETAILS

Course details at a glance.

July 1-23, 2020

Arrive: 2pm | Depart: 8pm
Age

14-18

Duration

20 DAYS

START & END BASE

617 Plaza Ct, Laramie, WY

LOCATION(S)

Vedauwoo,
Wind River Range

Essential Eligibility

Skill Level: Beginner Friendly

There are no prerequisites for this course except a desire to learn and grow. We will teach you the skills of rock climbing and backpacking, including the essential backcountry skills of gourmet cooking and using the bathroom in the wilderness.

Physical Ability:

  • Carry a backpack 40-60% of your body weight, hiking 4-8 miles a day
  • Hike and camp at elevations of 8,000 ft. and up
  • Long, active days: often up at 6am and in bed at 9pm

We understand the physical requirements may be overwhelming, but we find most people can train and do great. We provide a training plan to help you be physically prepared for your trip so you can succeed and have the most fun.

Major Skills Learned

Rock Climbing

TALK TO AN ADVENTURE SPECIALIST

We would be happy to chat. Call (307) 755-0642 or Email admissions@srom.org.

Itinerary

An overview of what to expect on course.

ARRIVAL

You will meet your leaders and team at SROM headquarters in Laramie, WY. The afternoon will start with an orientation as you get to know your leaders and team members. The next day we will issue any gear you need and lead you in packing your backpack. In the evening, you will have a send-off party before you leave for the wilderness the next morning.

Section 1 // Rock Climbing

With packs packed, you’ll head out to a world-class venue for rock climbing, Vedauwoo Recreation Area. Here you will start your time in community, learning to exercise trust and acquiring tools for overcoming fear. You will learn basic climbing knots, how to belay a climber, and climbing techniques.

Each day will have a spiritual theme with family time in the evenings that often includes worship, teaching and discussion. Your leaders will also model for you what it means to be a leader of the day (LOD) and then you will get a chance to be a leader of the day for at least one day on course.

A Typical Rock Climbing Day:
(times are estimates and will vary)
6:00 AM – Breakfast: cook breakfast with your cook group
8:30 AM: Gear packed for a day of rock climbing
Noon – Lunch: Eat while climbing
3:30 PM: Head back to base camp
4:00 PM: Time Alone with God (TAG), typically 1hr, and/or teaching.
5:00 PM – Dinner: Make dinner with your cook group
7:00 PM: Family Time – debrief day, worship, and devotional/teaching
9:00 PM: Bedtime

Special Days:

  • Rest Day
Section 2 // Backpacking

From Vedauwoo, you will transition to the Wind River Range. There you will see towering peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and streams, meadows of wildflowers, and incredible starlit skies in some of the finest wilderness areas in North America. We will teach you the technical outdoor skills to thrive in the mountains, learning things such as campsite selection, route finding, and navigation.

In this section, you will also get an extended time to reflect and spend time alone with God on a solo. The lessons will build upon each other, putting it all to the test with your final peak attempt.

A Typical Backpacking Day:
(times are estimates and will vary)
6:00 AM – Breakfast: cook breakfast with your cook group
8:30 AM: Pack-up camp and head to your next campsite
Noon – Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a scenic spot on the trail
3:00 PM: Get to your new campsite and setup camp
4:00 PM: Time Alone with God (TAG), typically 1hr, and/or teaching.
5:00 PM – Dinner: Make a tasty dinner with your cook group
7:00 PM: Family Time – debrief day, worship, and devotional/teaching
9:00 PM: Bedtime

Special Days:

  • Overnight Solo
  • Peak Attempt
Departure

Returning to the SROM base, you will de-issue group gear and rented gear before showering . After showering, teams will often go out for a celebratory dinner* at a local restaurant.

The next day you will wrap up de-issuing group gear, debrief the course with a SROM staff member, and prepare to share what God has done on course at the celebratory dinner that night. In the evening, the welcome home cookout will commence, with family and friends welcome and encouraged to attend. It will be a time of sharing and celebrating the accomplishments of the team. The party and course officially concludes that evening**.

*This meal is not covered by SROM. However, it is a good thing to plan for. **Students with flights in the morning are welcome to stay overnight at the SROM base. 

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