WHAT IS THE WYOMING COWBOY CHALLENGE ACADEMY (WCCA)?
The WCCA is a two-phased voluntary program geared toward Wyoming’s 16-to-18 years old at-risk youth. The first phase is a 22-week or 5.5 month residential program followed by a 12-month post-residential or at home second phase. The Residential Phase of the program takes place in a safe, disciplined and motivational environment that promotes structure, teamwork, self-control and academics along with leadership, health, community service, life skills, job skills, physical fitness and citizenship.
The Post-Residential Phase takes place after graduation from the Residential Phase and is a time when the cadet uses the skills learned in the Residential Phase through their placement in either a job, further education, or the military. The cadet is matched with a mentor during the Residential Phase and this mentor helps guide the cadet during the 12-month post-residential period.
*** NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CLASS 28, STARTING 10 Jan 2016 ***
Have the "Courage to Change". Last day to submit applications for Class 28 is Wednesday, 21 Dec 2015.
Class 28 Orientations, which last approximately 3 hours, are scheduled for:
1300-1600 hours on Friday, 20 Nov 2015
1000-1300 hours on Saturday, 21 Nov 2015
1300-1600 hours on Friday, 4 Dec 2015
1000-1300 hours on Saturday, 5 Dec 2015
Interested youth, applicants, accepted applicants and parents/legal guardians are highly encouraged to attend Orientation. Orientation will help you/your child determine if WCCA is a good fit and will contribute toward achieving your/their goals. All Orientations are held at the WCCA campus located on Camp Guernsey. Contact WCCA at 307-836-7500 to reserve space at one of the Orientations listed above or if you have questions about attending an Orientation.