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5/5 Rocky Mountain Teen Trek

Ready for a wild adventure?

 

 

Come on an exciting adventure of backpacking thru the epic Rocky Mountains while learning how to thrive in the wild and getting a chance to take the lead.

 

In the process you will make life-long friends and experience God in ways you never have before. We know it can be scary to leave your phone behind but we promise it will be worth it. Are you ready for adventure?

 

DETAILS

Course details at a glance.

August 8-12, 2023

Arrive: 8 am | Depart: 7 pm
Age

13-15

Duration

5 DAYS

START & END BASE

617 Plaza Ct, Laramie, WY

LOCATION(S)

Snowy Mountains

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 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 on the backpacking section.
  • Hike and camp at elevations of 8,000 ft. and up.
  • Long 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 prepared for your trip so you can succeed and have the most fun.

Major Skills Learned

Backcountry Cooking

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 day will start with a brief orientation as you get to know your leaders and team members. We will issue any gear you need and lead you in packing your pack before heading out.
Section 1 // Backpacking

From SROM headquarters, you will go to the 10,000 ft. Snowy Mountains. 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:

  • Solo
  • Peak Attempt
Departure
Returning to the SROM base, you will de-issue group gear and rented gear before showering and debriefing with one of our staff members. Officially closing the course, you will be awarded with a course completion certificate. Afterwards, teams often go out for a celebratory dinner* at a local restaurant.

*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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Testimonies of Transformation

Hear what others experienced.

I was able to escape electronics, and laziness, and while my life isn’t stressful, I still felt stressed. I don’t do a great job of connecting with God during the Summer, and the TAG time really allowed me to remember how easy God time is to get.

Cora

5/5 Teen Adventure

I wanted to take a SROM course because I wanted to connect with God in a different way besides a church setting. I got to escape from technology and the material world. The TAG time allowed me to connect better to God and it allowed me to answer questions about my life. I lay down my burden of technology and distractions because I do those instead of God time. And to do this I want to dedicate 1 hour of my day to God

Flynn

5/5 Teen Adventure

Ready to go on a wild adventure?

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Regular

Applications March 1st - April 1st
$575/person

Late

Applications after April 1st
$633/person

Bring a friend and you'll both save $50!

Questions About Covid-19

What if SROM has to cancel the course?

You will receive a full refund if we need to cancel the course.

Should I get travel insurance?

Yes, we highly recommend getting travel insurance and checking to see if it covers Covid-19 or not.

Not only is travel insurance helpful for a potential change in plans or a course closure, some travel insurance plans will also cover if you needed to be evacuated from a course for a medical emergency. 

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QUESTIONS?

We would be happy to answer any questions you have. Ask away below or call (307) 755-0642.

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