In late April, the Northern Wyoming Community College District officially announced the purchase of the Spear-O-Wigwam Ranch in the Big Horn mountains near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The former dude ranch that was established in 1923 is now being used as an outdoor learning facility with several classes that began last week.
One of the summer instructors at the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is Julie Davidson, who explains that they've got a number of different courses throughout August and September that cover everything from writing and painting to rock climbing and outdoor preparedness.
The NWCCD will be hosting a community open house at the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus this Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, where there will be free food and tours of the facility throughout the day. More information on the open house as well as the 2011 course schedule can be found here.