- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Semester, Other
- Start Month: September
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Tents
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
- Call: (307) 733-2122
The WA Fall Gap Semester: Rockies program provides a combination of wilderness and backcountry experiences including exploration of Yellowstone National Park, City of Rocks, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness along with a Wilderness First Responder course. Designed for college-aged students, this Gap Semester programs provides students with the opportunity to sharpen their backcountry hard skills and leadership abilities within a supportive and inclusive community.
The Wilderness Adventures Institute (WALI) Gap Semester programs for students 18 and older provide you with opportunities to test your foundational outdoor skills and further your capabilities as a leader. At WALI, you and your cohort will earn your Wilderness First Responder certification, the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationalists, and international travelers. Other certifications may include CPR/First Aid, Swift Water Rescue, and more. You will perform meaningful service work alongside National Forest rangers and non-profit advocates. You will utilize your time outside of the traditional classroom setting to hone in your hard and soft skills, receive impactful leadership instruction, and build towards your capstone experience at the end of your term. With an outdoor classroom unlike any other, this is the adventure of a lifetime.
Academic credit through the University of Wyoming is available for WALI Gap Semester programs.
Cost and Session Information
Fall Gap Semester: Rockies
September 12 - November 18
Activities: Backpack, Canyoneer, Community Service, Rock Climb, Sea Kayak, Whitewater Raft
Academic Credit available through the University of Wyoming