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, museums, outfitters, artists, craftsmen, and loggers.
Welcome to the wild west where participants experience real-life responsibilities in a real-life setting—interacting with peers, cooking meals, honing life skills, organizing their space, and planning for their next trip.
All About Gap West
While on base, participants will also have the opportunity to volunteer at a location of their choice and enroll in courses through Central Wyoming College totaling 4 credit hours. The volunteer experiences give participants the chance to develop new skills, gain on the job experience, and grow personally and professionally while giving back to the community. The courses through Central Wyoming College will include a Workforce Readiness class, Orientation to College, and Personal Financing.
Build Life Skills
During their stay gappers develop and practice skills under the experienced and watchful eyes of the SOAR instructors. Each participant will develop and work towards individual goals throughout their experience. They are provided guidance by staff, but are also empowered to live as young adults, making decisions for themselves. SOAR instructors will help facilitate their growth as they work towards becoming fully autonomous by the end of the experience.
- Menu Planning, purchasing and preparation
- Budgeting / Fiscal Responsibility
- Organization / Responsibility of personal items
- Expedition Planning / Travel Expertise
- Laundry / Personal Hygiene
- Social Skills
- Community Involvement
- Goal Setting and Orientation
- Time Management
Gap West Facilities & Campus
Experience life with a roommate!
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.
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.
Only 8 miles from Dubois
How to Apply
Complete the online application here.
- $100 Application Fee
- Academic Transcript & Current Grades
- IEP or 504 Plan (if available)
- Psychological Evaluation (if available)
- 2-3 References