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Ready for an epic adventure? 


Come join a wilderness expedition that transforms a typical classroom into a dynamic setting by testing core components of influential leaders and high-performing teams.
It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.


We know there are many things pulling you in different directions: school, jobs, friends, family and more. These 7 days in Wyoming’s iconic Wind River Range offers you a chance to step away from the hectic pace of life to focus on yourself and your cohort.

The course is designed to “stress but not break” an individual and the team to gain rich insights, self-awareness, and rewarding lessons to meet the workforce demands of proper management and leadership. Are you ready for adventure?



Course details at a glance.

August 14 – August 20, 2023

Arrive: 8 am | Depart: 8 pm

All 1st Year MBA Students




617 Plaza Ct, Laramie, WY


Wind River Range


Case Study

The Case Study is what the course structure and course lessons will be based upon. 


A list of all items needed to participante in this expedition. Not a seasoned backpacker? You don’t have to be! Many items on this list can be rented at no cost to you.


What to expect – and when to expect it.


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.


From SROM headquarters, you will go to the majestic Wind River Range. There you will see towering peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and streams, meadows of wildflowers, and incredible starlit skies. We will teach you the technical outdoor skills to thrive in the mountains, learning things such as campsite selection, route finding, and navigation. More importantly, you will get the opportunity to perform in leadership and team positions, participate in initiatives, and have time to reflect personally.

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: Free Time or Team Initiative
5:00 PM – Dinner: Make a tasty dinner with your cook group
7:00 PM: Debrief day
9:00 PM: Bed

Special Days:

  • Solo
  • Peak Attempt

Returning to the SROM base, you will de-issue group gear and rented gear. 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 or the University. However, it is a good thing to plan for. 


Get a glimpse into the experience.

Testimonies of impact

Hear what others experienced.

Before this course I underestimated how imporatnt a “purpose” was. Now, I want to make sure I never lose focus on my “why” for doing what I do and how I do it.  

20' MBA Grad Student

This course changed my life and was one of the greatest experiences I have ever been through as a person and leader.

21' MBA Grad Student

I wasn’t too sure what to expect except a lot of outdoor adventures and some leadership based lessons. The course exceeded my expectations with the amazing outdoor experience & valuable life/leadership lessons.

21' MBA Grad Student

My communication improved. My ability to empower team members improved. My leadership improved. Maybe I should stay in the woods…

22' MBA Grad Student


Frequently asked questions

Do I need outdoor experience?

No, not at all. Any outdoor experience is welcome!

How much does this cost?

The University of Wyoming generoursly covers all tuition and rental costs. The only cost to you will be any items you may need from the packing list. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to better yourself as a leader and member of your cohort!

How hard is it?

We will be in the mountains! You will be on and off trail, carrying a backpack that is ~40-50lbs, and covering multiple miles per day. This course is not meant to break a person or team, but it is meant to challenge a person and expand their limits and capabilities.

What's the food like?

SROM provides high quality, dried food (dry food lessens the overall weight when backpacking). Each person will be in a designated cook group and will be part of making their own food each day.

Can I bring my phone?

All smart devices that include but are not limited to: Cell phones, smart watches, GPS’s, iPods, Bluetooth devices or any other type of smart device will not be permitted on your course. Cameras, including GoPros, are welcome!

Who is SROM?

SROM is an accredited organization that has a proven track record of providing high-quality wilderness adventure experiences that are responsive and adaptable to the needs and desired outcomes of those we serve. SROM has been providing industry-leading wilderness adventure experiences for 40 years. SROM is headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, and has served churches, parachurch organizations, schools, and higher education institutions throughout the country. We are committed to excellence in all that we do.

To note, while SROM (Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries) is religiously affiliated, this is a custom-designed program for the University of Wyoming MBA Program and DOES NOT involve any required religious practice as part of the leadership experience.

Ready to go on an adventure?

Complete your registration by July 23rd!










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It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.