Find new challenges on rivers, rock, and snow
Explore the outdoors from canyons to mountains on the Semester in the Rockies. This course will be your opportunity to learn a variety of outdoor skills across the western United States, including earning a Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certification. Paddle down rapids on Utah rivers, break trail through Wyoming’s snowy mountains, see ancient rock art, and climb high granite crags. The skills you might learn include rock climbing, whitewater paddling, horsepacking, canyoneering, backpacking, and winter camping and backcountry skiing.
Leadership will be a primary focus on this semester. At the same time you’re learning to live in the wilderness, you’ll also focus on your leadership style. Learning to assess a rapid helps with communication skills, while navigating hard terrain is an opportunity to practice tolerance for adversity. No matter what, you’ll have real opportunities to meet challenges, take care of yourself and others in the outdoors, manage risks, and push your limits. These challenges will prepare you to be a leader in school, at home, and beyond.