Wyoming Catholic College is a permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Shoshone National Forest. We are an equal opportunity service provider.

The Outdoors

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In today’s tumultuous world, it is vital that our young men and women -- the leaders of tomorrow -- be prepared physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually to face the challenges that lie ahead.

Wyoming Catholic College has responded to this call by making the study and exercise of leadership a fundamental component of the education our students receive. Our academic curriculum, spiritual formation, and outdoor program all work together to facilitate the invaluable experiences and outcomes necessary for the formation of a strong, well-adjusted leader.

True leadership development is difficult to facilitate and teach, requiring real-life experiences from which to learn. Outdoor programming meets these needs.

True leadership development is difficult to facilitate and teach, requiring real-life experiences from which to learn. Outdoor programming meets these needs. Countless Fortune 500 businesses and corporations (and even NASA) have capitalized on outdoor programming in an effort to develop and strengthen their leaders. While some colleges and universities have incorporated 3-8 day outdoor trips to prepare students for college life and enhance leadership, these programs are voluntary and less than 10% of the student population takes advantage of the opportunity.

Never before has there been a college that requires every student to participate in such a powerful leadership development program as the one WCC requires of its students. Rather than a brief course that merely scratches the surface of true leadership development, every student at WCC embarks on a 21-day Freshman Fall Expedition. This is then followed up by a 7-day Freshman Winter Expedition their freshman year and by four more years of programming specifically designed to prepare strong, moral and virtuous leaders.

This unique program requires students to become genuine leaders and teachers, allowing them to gain true leadership skills through actual experience, rather than theoretically considering leadership in a classroom environment.  This allows students to realize they are capable of leadership, providing them with the confidence they will need to lead in the future.

There is no doubt that our present and future society needs strong, virtuous Catholic leaders to shape our communities, political actions, educational institutions, healthcare systems, businesses and corporations, and every environment in which they will find themselves.  WCC’s vision incorporates a strong liberal arts education with an unprecedented outdoor leadership program, and is sending forth the leaders that will shape and better our future.