WY Twice Exceptional Adventure
Ages 12 – 15, 18 Days
This course was designed for students who love to learn about the environment! The sequence is similar to the Wyoming Academic Adventure program, yet it incorporates additional experiential and environmental learning opportunities. Campers will travel to Yellowstone National Park where they will participate in a Jr. Ranger program, learn about the geothermal features, and visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery center to learn about predators and prey. As campers participate in trail rides through Warm Springs canyon, they will learn about the flumes created there and look at Natural Bridge and learn how it was formed. They will visit the Big Horn Sheep Center for a lesson on antlers, visit the Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis for a dinosaur dig, and learn primitive skills.
Activities include horseback riding, archery, hatchet throwing, canoeing and riflery. The group with explore the local area, in search of archeological discoveries including petroglyphs and fossils, and will visit the Bighorn Sheep and the Dubois Museums before heading off to rock climb and rappel in Sinks Canyon State Park. Teams will put their communication skills to test on their whitewater rafting adventure, navigating the thrilling rapids of the Snake River.
The course ends with the Closing Ceremonies and Color wars at Eagle View Ranch. This activity provides campers the opportunity to utilize their new-found wilderness skills and to work together and cheer on their team. Campers will also reflect on their new friendships and their new confidence in themselves after completing this amazing 18-day adventure.
My Camp Experience
“Daniel has come back both this year and last with a stronger sense of self confidence and pride in his accomplishments. I think his successes at SOAR have helped him become much more successful in Middle School. He loves the camp and wants to come back next summer!”