YouthWorks! – Wind River, WY
Wind River, WY
The Wind River Reservation area is home to both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes, as well as people living in communities surrounding the reservation in Fremont County and Lander. With mountain peaks, meadows and alpine streams, the natural beauty of the land is unsurpassed. Recreation includes fishing, camping, climbing, white-water rafting and hunting. In the midst of the beauty, the residents of these communities face many social and economic challenges including poverty, unemployment and drug abuse. The Wind River Reservation is home to the seventh largest Indian reservation in the country, encompassing more than 2.2 million acres.
Youth will serve by painting and weatherizing homes in partnership with both tribal housing authorities, reaching out to the local children and elderly residents. Rich in history, we will get to travel to the Museum of the American West, hear stories from community members Ray and Polly Brooks, visit beautiful Sinks Canyon State Park and see the Eagle Spirit Dancers perform traditional native dances. We will close out your week by participating in a community cookout.
Details of the Trip
We will leave from the church Sunday Morning, July 13th. The youth will be accompanied by chaperones (1 for every 5 youth) and will travel in the chaperones vehicles or in a rented vehicle. Currently, our lodging arrangements are unknown, but the typical arrangement is that we will be housed in either a church or a school. We will be sleeping on the floor, so a twin sized air mattress is a good idea. Youthworks will be feeding us for all meals beginning with dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Friday. During the week, youth will spend two days doing work projects (usually light construction such as painting) and two day running Kids Club, a daycare ran by Youthworks.
On this page, you will find all you will need to know about the trip. To the left, the menu will be updated as more information becomes available. To the right, you can register and make your initial payments. If you have any further questions, please contact Ammon.
**Will be updated within 24 hours of new registration**
- Pre-Registratration Still Available. Register now to receive $50 off and a T-Shirt. Deposit must be paid to complete registration. Pay online with a credit card or bring a check to the church.