"Let us lift up our hearts" July 2-8th, 2023

Sursum Corda is a brand new program this year, and SJBC is excited to be collaborating with COR Expeditions to lead this six day backpacking trip in the backcountry of Wyoming.

This program is designed to challenge our boys physically and spiritually while immersing them in the magnificence of God's creation.

Program Itinerary

SC is a six-day backpacking trip for boys 15-17 years old in the Wind River Mountain Range in Wyoming. Structured around daily Mass and spiritual discussions, each day we will hike 6-8 miles through the backcountry, carrying room and board on our backs. The boys will be divided into small teams to learn how to cook in the backcountry as well as pitch camp.

Here is our day to day schedule:

  • Sunday 7/2. Pick up in Denver, 5.5 hour drive to Lander Wyoming. Mass at Base camp.
  • Monday 7/3. A day of rock climbing and preparation for the backcountry.
  • Tuesday 7/4. Day one of backpacking
  • Wednesday 7/5. Day two of backpacking
  • Thursday 7/6. Day three of backpacking
  • Friday 7/7. Day four of backpacking, return to base camp, showers
  • Saturday 7/8. Drive to Denver, drop off by 1:30PM for flights out after 3PM.

Here are some details of the trip:

  • Participation is limited to 30 participants.
  • For the backcountry portion of the trip, participants will be divided into two groups of 15 boys, two COR professional guides, one OLGS seminarian and one FSSP Chaplain. This division is necessary due to the group size restrictions of Wyoming's backcountry permits.


The cost will be $850.00. This includes all food and necessary gear, except for the participants basic clothing and footwear. A packing list free gear rental form will be provided to all accepted participants. Rental is included in the cost.

Have questions? Don't hesitate to reach out.

Behave manfully in the law: for by it you shall be glorious.

- 1 Maccabees 2:64

Your generosity helps our camps happen!

© 2023 St. John Bosco Camps, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.