Summer Outdoor Experience c/o Outdoor Program
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6488
Fax: (307) 766-6720
You don’t need any outdoor experience at all. Many of the participants have never been camping, rock climbing or rafting before.
A good level of physical fitness is important. We will climb relatively easy climbs, and some challenging ones as well. What's important to us is that everyone is having a good time, so we will make sure that we have something for everyone.
We usually return by 5 p.m., but it largely depends on the river levels. The latest we have returned is 6 p.m. and the earliest was 4 p.m. We’ll return to the Outdoor Program on the northeast corner of Half Acre Gym; the facility will otherwise be closed on Sunday. Check out this map to find the parking lot.
If you drove, the closest you can park for the duration of the SOE is Willett Drive, east of 15th St.in the lon-term lot. You will take the shuttle bus back to the Union stop.
We will meet in the Outdoor Program office. Use our entrance to enter Half Acre on the northeast corner of the building (big garage door).
You can leave anything you don’t want to bring here in the OP office. We’ll keep it as safe as possible (the office is locked at night), though we can’t guarantee against theft. If you are concerned about bringing certain items, please leave them at home.
Absolutely. Actually it’s easier to rent from us than it is to haul your camping gear out, especially if you are flying in.
Yes. Please fill out the second page of the equipment list file and send it in to us. You will get dinner the evening you return, and breakfast the next morning. Please be sure to check the times that Washakie Dining is open, as they have limited hours in the summer.