Campus and Facilities
The GAP Year at SOAR’s residential component takes place at our Eagle View Ranch in Dubois, WY. Situated on 22 acres at an elevation of 8,000 feet, Eagle View Ranch is tucked into the mountainside of the Wind River Range, overlooking the DuNoir Valley and the Absaroka Mountains that stretch into Yellowstone. Participants live with at least one roommate while on base and will share common living areas. This setting allows Gappers to experience real-life responsibilities in a real-life setting—interacting with peers, cooking meals, doing laundry, and organizing their space. While on base, participants will also have the opportunity to volunteer at a location of their choice and enroll in college courses at Central Wyoming College.
While on Expeditions, participants will sleep in tents at various campgrounds in State Parks, National Parks, and other wilderness areas.
Eagle View Ranch is a close 8 miles to downtown Dubois, WY. Dubois is a colorful town rich in history of settling the Old West. Today, the town of Dubois is a quaint little community located along the Wind River. It’s an area of striking contrasts from the badlands east of town, to the high peaks south, north and west. It is situated in the “banana belt” of Wyoming with Chinook winds that help keep you cool in the summer and melt snow in the winter. The town has a diverse economy with working ranches, outfitters, artists, craftsmen, and loggers.