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7/7 Father Family Adventure

 “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers;


One of the most important and influential people in a young person’s life is their father.
85% of imprisoned youth, 90% of adolescent runaways, and 85% of children with behavioral disorders grew up in fatherless homes.


We are inviting fathers and their children to escape the distractions that compete for their time and attention and go on a wild adventure together. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help heal and take your relationship deeper – showing your child that they are a priority to you. If you are the father of a child, step-child, adopted or spiritual child, we welcome you and your child to embark on the experience of a lifetime, walking away with memories you will share forever. Are you ready to invest?



Course details at a glance.

July 6-13, 2024

Arrive: 3 pm | Depart: 8 pm





617 Plaza Ct, Laramie, WY

Course Area(s)

Wind River Range, Snowy Range 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 physically prepared for your trip so you can succeed and have the most fun.

Major Skills

Authentic Communication


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


Frequently asked questions


You will meet your leaders and team at SROM headquarters in Laramie, WY. The afternoon will start with introductions and an orientation time. You’ll then be issued gear and will learn how to pack your bag. Dinner will be provided. You may sleep at the SROM building that night or book a local accommodation. If you do book a local accommodation, we will not be able to provide rides to and from that night and the next morning. You will head out early the next morning with your team and drive to the trailhead. 

From HQ, you will travel by van 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:

  • Solo
  • Peak Attempt
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 as it is outside of the official course. However, it is a good thing to plan for.


Get a glimpse into the experience.

Testimonies of Transformation

Hear what others experienced.
God showed me that I’m on the right journey by seeking to live wholeheartedly in every area of my life.  He reiterated over and over that this is His plan for my life, that He is with me on the journey.  He spoke into my relationships with my wife, children, and grandchildren; how they are God’s perfect gift for my life. He is going to help us live out a wholehearted marriage and gave me specific next steps for our family.  He also proclaimed a banner over my life–To show up, to not shrink back and to not puff up. It was a very powerful time for me and my son!

Father Family Course, 2019

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers;

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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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