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Summer Outdoor Experience

A wilderness-type orientation program for incoming first year students!

The Summer Outdoor Experience (SOE) is a unique opportunity specifically for incoming students attending summer orientation. The experience begins with a day and a half of rock climbing at Vedauwoo followed by a day of white water rafting!

You do not need any prior experience to participate. The purpose of this experience is to introduce you to the awesome outdoor opportunities in southeast Wyoming and to meet other incoming students interested in adventure and having fun. The program is led by experienced instructors from the Outdoor Program. Trips are limited to 10 participants and are offered in conjunction with summer orientation programs; signing up early is strongly recommended. Trips depart after orientation programs have completed on Friday. All food, transportation and group equipment (such as tents and cooking gear) will be provided. If you don't have a sleeping bag or pad, we can provide that too! 

2020 Program Dates

  • May 29-31

  • June 5-7

  • June 12-14

  • June 19-21

  • June 26-28

Registration details

Cost: $245

Outdoor Experience fees are non-refundable, so please make sure you can attend. Upon successful registration, an information packet will be e-mailed.

Online Registration will open on Monday, March 9th, 2020. 


"Our instructors were great! They made the trip so enjoyable - I can't think of anything that could have been done better."  -Summer Outdoor Experience Participant

Contact Us

Summer Outdoor Experience c/o Outdoor Program

Dept. 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6488

Fax: (307) 766-6720


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