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7/7 All Men’s

Ready for a Grand Adventure?

 

Embark on an epic adventure of backpacking through the rugged mountains of the Wind River Range. Standing shoulder to shoulder, you will band together with your fellow brothers in Christ to conquer the mountains, and rise up as the leaders 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 18-24, 2022

Arrive: 8 am | Depart: 7 pm
Age

18+

Duration

7 DAYS

START & END BASE

617 Plaza Ct, Laramie, WY

Course Area(s)

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 backpacking and essential backcountry skills such as gourmet cooking and using the bathroom in the wilderness.

With that, we welcome men of all skill levels whether you are a beginner backpacker or a well seasoned outdoor enthusiast the primary focus is encountering God in the wilderness, not the hard skills.

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 physically prepared for your trip so you can succeed and have the most fun.

Key Skills*

Backcountry Living

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.
Backpacking

You will spend a week backpacking in the epic Wind River Range. There you will see towering peaks, pristine alpine lakes and streams, 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.

Each day will have a spiritual theme with group time in the evenings that often includes worship, teaching, and discussion. Your leaders will 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 of the days on course. 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, culminating with your final peak attempt.

Whether you are an expert in the mountains or a novice, this will be an unforgettable time with fellow brother’s in Christ, creating memories that will last a life-time.

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: Group Time – debrief day, worship, and devotional/teaching
9:00 PM: Bedtime

Special Days:

  • Solo
  • Peak Attempt
Departure
Upon returning to SROM HQ after your course, your team will de-issue group gear and personal gear before showering and debriefing with one of our staff members. Your course officially ends after a celebration meal at a local restaurant with your team and instructors. (This meal is not covered by SROM.)

PHOTOS & VIDEO

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Testimonies of Transformation

Hear what others experienced.
“This was a life changing experience. The opportunity to share openly was awesome. The lack of a judgemental, but rather life-giving environment was set by our leaders and made a huge difference.”
Randy

Ready for a Grand Adventure?

Registration Ends June 18th!

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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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