Outdoor Weeks

After the initial outdoor experiences, students go on two Outdoor Weeks each year.  The Outdoor Weeks are for credit, week-long courses where students continue to grow in wonder, virtue, and technical skills.  By engaging in different outdoor activities, students are able to experience new parts of God’s creation and push themselves with new physical challenges.

The majority of these trips are led by upperclassmen to provide training in peer leadership.  For trips involving specific technical skills, the College will sometimes use a professional instructor.  Trips with a long drive will sometimes have a minimal cost to the student in gas and travel expenses.

For these trips, students have the opportunity to try a variety of activities throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.  Below are a list of activities and locations where we have gone.

Backpacking:
Canyonlands National Park, UT; Glacier National Park, MT; Grand Gulch, UT; Grand Teton National Park, WY; Hanksville, UT; Moab, UT; Rocky Mountain National Park, CO; Teton Wilderness, WY; Uinta Mountains, UT; Wind River Range, WY; Zion National Park, UT

Canoeing or Sea Kayaking:
Green River, UT; Grand Teton National Park, WY

Canyoneering:
Hanksville, UT; Moab, UT; Zion National Park, UT

Fishing:
Grand Teton National Park, WY; Wind River Range, WY

Horse Packing:
Teton Wilderness, WY

Ice Climbing:
Ouray and Ridgway, CO

Mountain Biking:
Fruita, CO; Moab, UT; Sinks Canyon, WY; Vernal, UT

Mountaineering:
Grand Teton National Park, WY; Mt. Rainier, WA; Wind River Range, WY

Rock Climbing:
City of Rocks, ID; Grand Junction, CO; Grand Teton National Park, WY; Lankin Dome, WY; Moab, UT; Maple Canyon, UT; Sinks Canyon, WY; Split Rock, WY; St. George, UT; Vedauwoo, WY

Skiing:
Casper Mountain, WY; Jackson Hole, WY; Ouray and Ridgway, CO; Pinedale, WY; Red Lodge Mountain, MT; Sinks Canyon, WY; Togwotee Pass, WY

Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking:
Buena Vista, CO; Flaming Gorge, UT; Moab, UT; Owyhee River, OR; Snake River, WY