Restoring Our Natural Connection




"One of the many highlights of one’s time at Wyoming Catholic College is the 21-day expedition into the wilderness. With this experience, one mimics the life of Christ, which was filled with retreats into the wilderness"      -Wyoming Catholic College Senior Joseph Fredriksson

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  • Laudato Si’ Project helps give WCC students a greater connection between the outdoor emphasis of the college and Pope Francis’ call to Catholics in the encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.
  • It is through their outdoor experiences at WCC that students will connect personally with Creation and thus fall greater in love with Jesus and His Church. WCC students post on Laudato Si' Project's blog about their experiences at the college and on their outdoor trips, exemplifying how they are “living” Laudato Si’.

  • Through the various courses and outdoor programming at WCC, students gain an appreciation and respect for Creation. It is through this love for God's natural world that a desire to "care for our common home" develops. 
  • Students are immersed in the beauty of the outdoors. In their freshman outdoor courses, students engage and experience God’s creation as part of that creation themselves—indeed, as the crowning glory of that creation.
  • Freshman are immersed in nature and their imaginations are nourished through a three-week summer program, and one-week winter wilderness expedition which specifically prepares students to plan and lead winter outdoor adventures and to participate in winter field science labs during their sophomore year. Four “Outdoor Weeks” are scheduled each year to facilitate these adventures.
  • WCC participates in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, a competition between various colleges to see who can get the most people active in the great outdoors. 


How Are They Living

Laudato Si'