PE618 Adventure Education 1

PE618 Adventure Education 1
PE618 Adventure Education 1
10, 11, 12
Standard
0.5

The Adventure, Leadership, and Outdoor Pursuits I course is designed to introduce students to an experientially based education program that focuses on individual growth and interpersonal relationships. We will focus on risk taking, leadership, community building, winter recreation, lifelong personal fitness, aquatic activities, and experiences with high elements including rock climbing and high and low ropes courses. Due to the nature of the course and the aquatics aspects of kayaking and canoeing, students must be confident swimmers in deep water and be able to minimally swim 200 consecutive yards. Students will primarily be graded on cognitive assessments. The course will emphasize individual development, group activities, interest in new experience, and achieving higher levels of leadership and responsibility. Note:
Students will be off campus for various educational experiences. Parent/Guardian permission slips will be required and minimal costs may be relevant. Students MUST be willing to challenge their fear of heights daily to take this course.

Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of teamwork, trust, and communication through team-building and challenge course activities
  • Identify leadership qualities in problem solving situations
  • Evaluate intelligent risk taking in high risk environments
  • Understand bicycle and aquatics safety
  • Display knowledge of orientation using compasses
  • Demonstrate the skills to safely perform a team belay system for rock climbing and challenge course experiences
  • Implement a fitness plan based on personal fitness scores

PE500 – Physical Education 9

Students must be confident swimmers in deep water and be able to minimally swim 200 consecutive yards. Note: Students will be off campus for various educational experiences. Parent/Guardian permission slips will be required and minimal costs may be relevant. Students MUST be willing to challenge their fear of heights daily to take this course