The name says it all: Powerful Experience of Adventure and Knowledge.
This two-week camp is designed for young college-bound Catholics who seek an introduction to traditional liberal education and what life is like as a WCC student. Students of this program will pursue wisdom in the three distinct aspects of the WCC mission: in study, in nature, and in prayer.
A few hours each day will be spent in college-level classes, learning to think and reason. Taught by WCC professors, students will study philosophy, theology, Latin, and literature. Participants will be sent a short selection of readings to complete prior to arrival at WCC.
Afternoons and many evenings will be spent outdoors in the splendor of the Wind River Mountain Range and college campus. Students will enjoy a variety of activities – all of will be catered to the individual fitness and experience levels of each participant:
- Trail runs and hiking in Sinks Canyon
- Fly fishing in the trout-filled Popo Agie River
- Horseback riding on local ranches and mountain trails
- Swimming in local lakes
- Evening dances, coffee shops, and movie nights
- A two night camping trip – (gear, training, and food provided)
Students will immerse themselves in a rich spiritual life with daily Mass, adoration and Liturgy of the Hours. Embracing one’s Faith here in God’s country is quite easy – and rewarding.
The WCC interim campus is located in the town of Lander, Wyoming. An authentic, small Western town of about 8,000, Lander is safe, personable, and beautiful. The Wind River Range, which PEAK participants will get a chance to experience and explore, is literally in our backyard.
Getting Here by Plane
The closest airport is located in nearby Riverton (airport code RIW). Shuttles will be sent to Riverton and Denver on July 6th, prior to the opening of the P.E.A.K. camp, and again on the final day, July 20th.
Getting Here by Car
Click here for driving directions
Accommodations & Meals
Students will stay in dorms on the WCC interim campus. Meals will be provided in the College Dining Room.
P.E.A.K. 2013 is open to students who are entering their junior or senior year of high school and are at least 16 years of age. The application process involves a written essay, one letter of recommendation, and a high school transcript.
The cost of $895 covers all lodging, food, equipment, recreation fees, and excursions. A $100 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. Travel costs to WY are not included.