Unplug from the distractions of our everyday lives and take time to listen to God.
Hike, learn, lead and grow in the Wyoming wilderness over a summer that will change your life. Experience what's waiting for you when you go wild on LDW.

LDW 2018 Blog

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We are distracted. From the demands of our classes to the ever-present glow of our screens, it's so easy to live an unintentional life. But what do our distractions make of us? What are we becoming? You will be challenged to grow in your intimacy with God, embrace your identity as an image-bearer of the Creator and a leader in His Kingdom, and grow in servanthood, knowing, community, Christ-likeness, and spiritual disciplines.

Backpack through Wyoming's Wind River mountain range.
Lead others and be led within community.
Explore the beauty of God's creation.
Grow in the disciplines of prayer, Scripture study, fasting, and solitude.
Reflect daily on decision-making, leadership, and communication.
Live in intentional community with your fellow students and leaders.

LDW provided me with an environment specifically designed to facilitate and encourage my growth as a leader.

Colin, LDW 2010 participant

Destination: Wind River Range, Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming
Activities: discipleship, leadership development, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing
Dates: 6 weeks, June 1 - July 12, 2018
Cost: $3,150 (fundraising materials and guidance provided)

CCO offered its first LDW course in 1995 in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. Since that time, LDW has been offered in Wyoming and the Georgian Bay of Canada, and has remained a fixture at the center of CCO XD's program offerings.

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Students participating on LDW may be eligible to receive a WEA Outdoor Leader Certificate.

The CCO is accredited by the Wilderness Education Assocation through the Commission for Outdoor Education and Leadership.


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Students participating on LDW may be eligible to receive SOLO Wilderness First Aid certification.

Contact Information

Steph Wessel