Science-Minded: Wyoming Environmental Adventure

by Andrea Wackerle

Our 38th summer camp season is on its way! To celebrate, we’ll be highlighting each course over the coming weeks. This week, we’re featuring the Wyoming Environmental Adventure, one of SOAR’s two adventures designed for our Twice Exceptional Campers! Love science? This 10 day course is for you!

Hands On Learning

This course is perfect for campers who love science and thinking outside of the box! In addition to adventure activities like rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, etc., campers will participate in environmental workshops throughout the course that focus on geothermals, petroglyphs, paleontology, and water morphology. Experiential adventures include, visiting the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery center to learn about predators and prey, learning about the flumes created in Warm Springs Canyon and how the Natural Bridge was formed, visiting the Big Horn Sheep Center for a lesson on antlers, and visiting the Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis for a dinosaur dig.

Junior Ranger

While exploring Yellowstone National Park, campers will participate in the Junior Ranger Program. Requirements include attending a Ranger-led program, hiking on a park trail or boardwalk, and completing activities to learn more about park resources, issues, and concepts such as geothermal geology, wildlife, and fire ecology. This gives camper a chance to learn more about Yellowstone and the local environment. Then, they will take away their very own….Yellowstone Junior Ranger Patch!

Primitive Skills

Campers will also have the chance to learn and improve their primitive skills. In addition to learning basic primitive skills like filtering water from a stream, campers will also get to build a shelter in the woods together that they will actually sleep in during expedition!

We hope to see your camper there! Ready to enroll? Submit your child’s application today! Still have questions? We would love to help! Give us a call at 828-456-3435 or email us at