SROM Wilderness Leadership Minor (WLM)


Through this Wilderness Leadership Minor (WLM) a Rocky Mountain Outdoor Semester, is the most intensive course that SROM offers.  The WLM includes a Wilderness First Responder certification, a 40/40 course, the Wilderness Ministry Professional Course (a pre-requisite training course for all of SROM’s instructors), and the Rock Instructor I course.

Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries (SROM) is headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming and has been providing industry-leading wilderness expeditions for over 30 years. SROM has served institutions for higher education, schools, churches, parachurch organizations, and youth and young adults from throughout the country. SROM is committed to excellence in producing the next generation of competent, Christ-centered leaders. SROM has a proven track record of providing quality wilderness expeditions that are responsive and adaptable to the needs and desired outcomes of their partners and those they serve.

The WLM is an extended time in deep wilderness settings with a vibrantly authentic community.  While no prior training is required, we do ask that students take this commitment seriously, and begin to prepare spiritually and physically for the challenges inherent in this semester.

Wilderness Leadership Minor

Semester Considerations

Though this course is designed for all skill levels, it is important to be aware of the demands and challenges you may face. Listed below are some items to keep in mind when preparing for this course or considering signing up for this course:


SROM’s WLM is a unique, life-changing experience! This Summer Semester immersion program includes a Wilderness First Responder course, a 40-day wilderness backpacking expedition with on-and off- trail navigation and travel, back country cooking, back country risk management and bear awareness.

A 7 day Rock climbing instructor module that includes instruction on single-pitch and multi-pitch climbing. Instructors will also educate students on sport leading and traditional gear placement.

A Leave No Trace Master Educator certification. A beneficial supplement to any major or field of study, students make significant strides towards vocational fitness for wilderness programming and guiding, or can prepare for long term mission work in undeveloped and mountainous areas of the world.

Leave No Trace Scholarships are available to cover up to $350 of your WLM with SROM! Here’s How

A 14 Day Wilderness Ministries Professionals Course (WMPC) is also a part of the curriculum to help bring solidity to skills and teachings while on course.

The SROM WLM is the peak of SROM’s programming.  Students who complete the Summer Field Semester will be  better equipped to work and advance in the outdoor industry.

Learning Objectives

Leave No Trace Master Educator

Leave No Trace has scholarships available to cover up to $350 of your course with SROM! Apply Now! (Must be enrolled in a course to apply.)

Course Details

  • Location: Laramie, WY
  • Age: 20+
  • Tuition (per person): $9930

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2020 Jun 06 – Aug 27

Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries is a permittee of Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon, and Zion National Parks; Medicine Bow/Routt, Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, and Kaibab National Forests; Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument; Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. SROM is an equal opportunity service provider. © 2019. All rights reserved.