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Spring Semester in the Rockies with WFR


87 days


17+ yrs


$19,600 to $20,800

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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 and earn a Wilderness First Responder 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 on your semester may include a combination of rock climbing, whitewater paddling, horsepacking, canyoneering, backpacking, and backcountry skiing. Each new skill will start with the basics and your instructors will teach everyone at their own level of experience, so you’ll find plenty of support and new challenges whether you’re a beginner or an experienced outdoorsperson.

Leadership will be a primary focus. As you progress through your semester, you’ll build on the leadership skills you’ve learned throughout the course. For example, assessing a rapid is an opportunity to develop decision-making skills, while navigating hard terrain is an opportunity to practice tolerance for adversity. These experiences are real opportunities for you to test what you’re learning and develop your personal leadership style. By the end of this course, you’ll walk away prepared to be a leader in school, at home, and beyond.

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Course Dates

2 courses

Feb 21 - May 17, 2024

Winter, Wilderness First Responder, Canoeing, Canyon, Rock Climbing


Feb 19 - May 16, 2025

Winter, Wilderness First Responder, Canoeing, Canyon, Rock Climbing


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“ Above all, I learned how to make my voice heard, to be organized, to deliver constructive feedback, embrace hardship and the unknown, be intentional, and to live minimally.”

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