Wyoming Catholic College Is Open for Business Print
Written by Sherry   
Tuesday, 18 September 2007 05:57

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Wyoming Catholic College's class of 2011 - all 35 of them - have begun classes in Lander, Wyoming.

Their freshman orientation program? 21 days straight in the Wind River wilderness west of Lander, in the company of instructors from the National Outdoor Leadership School.

The three-week stint in the wilderness gives students the satisfaction of climbing 11,000-ft. passes and summiting 13,000-ft. peaks, trekking about 100 miles, fly fishing some of the most beautiful lakes in the Rocky Mountains, and cooking their own meals. They are exposed to learning many skills, using teamwork, having to treat all other members with respect, doing a good share of the work, tolerating adversity and uncertainty, and developing leadership. The goal is to give students the skills to enjoy their Rocky Mountain surroundings throughout their college career.

All freshman also participate in the Equine program: Three times a week, WCC freshmen travel to the Central Wyoming College campus where they gain knowledge and experience of horse behavior and horse care.

Attitude with Altitude as we say around here.