Spring Semester in the Rockies with WFR

Credit: Jared Steinman

Spring Semester in the Rockies with WFR

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 certification. Paddle 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.



2019 Dates

Feb. 13 – May 10, 2019

Tuition: $14,310
Details: Winter, Wilderness First Responder, Canoeing, Canyoneering, Rock Climbing


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87 days

Minimum Age

17 yrs.

Academic Credit

19 College Credits
  • 3 Wilderness Medicine
  • 3 Environmental Studies
  • 4 Leadership Techniques
  • 6 Skills Practicum
  • 3 Risk Assessment
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Leave No Trace - Trainer

Recreational Level 1 Avalanche

Wilderness First Responder


Course Description

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Travel and Logistics


Lander, Wyoming

Fly in/out

Casper, Wyoming

Skills learned



Rock Climbing


Wilderness Medicine