College Completes Successful Pair of PEAK Programs, with More to Come

“Y’all made PEAK the best program I’ve ever experienced; never a sad moment, except when I had to say goodbye!!”

On Sunday, July 18th, when the members of Wyoming Catholic College’s Admissions Staff dropped the final group of high-school students off at Denver International Airport in preparation for their return flights home, it marked the end of a wonderfully-successful pair of summer programs. The College had scheduled two sessions this year—one from June 20th-July 3rd and one from July 5th-July 18th—and each one was filled to capacity with fifty-six students. Additionally, each had a sizable wait list.

In order to better meet this demand, the College created an additional, shorter session that will be held at the Box R Ranch in mid-August. (Students who were waitlisted for PEAK I or PEAK II were given first opportunity to participate in that week, but others are welcome to apply, as well.)

“Thank you guys so much! You made it the best two weeks possible!”

Jonathan Rensch, Director of Admissions at Wyoming Catholic, is encouraged by the success of the program, and glad for the opportunity to share the WCC Experience with over one hundred young men and women. “PEAK plays a significant part in our recruitment efforts each year,” he said, “and the percentage of attendees who end up applying to the College is quite high, no doubt as a result of their first-hand experience of what it means to be a student here.” Mr. Rensch was pleased by the cheerful energy of this year’s participants, and by the sincerity with which they embraced the program’s intellectual, spiritual, and physical dimensions. “It was really wonderful to host two such enthusiastic groups here in Lander this summer. And we look forward to welcoming many of them back next Fall, as Wyoming Catholic College students!”

“Thank you for your dedication to the high school kiddos! My teen came home exhausted and delighted with the program. She wanted to stay another week!”

The program, which has been running for more than ten years, is designed to “introduce high school juniors and seniors to a community of learners and explorers.” Its attendees “spend some hours each day studying the Great Books, some hours in outdoor recreation unique to our college, and some time resting in prayer and the sacraments. Outdoor activities include horseback riding, rock-climbing, rappelling, and a 4-day backpacking trip.”

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