ERIC Number: ED127102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Wilderness Adventure Programs: An Activity Profile.
Lowenstein, Daniel H.
Focusing upon the adventure aspect of wilderness programs, this paper presents a profile of those program activities which create a number of challenges and often stressful situations as the means of attaining specified goals and which can best be incorporated under the term "Wilderness Adventure Program" (WAP). Providing information of interest to persons concerned with WAP history, planning, and/or application, this paper presents the following chapters: (1) Introduction (typology); (2) Activity Description (history; functions; actions; knowledge; equipment; temporal considerations; formalized control; cost; and instruction); (3) Participants and Non-Participants (popularity and extensiveness; participant characterization; participant groups; and meaning of participation); (4) Demand and Consumption Factors (causal socioeconomic factors; Christy's elements; and future of WAPs); (5) Associated Resources (natural environment; areas, sites, and facilities; compatability; suppliers); (6) Legal Aspects (legislative aspects; administrative aspects; and judicial aspects); (7) Problems and Issues (overview; criticism; research related to WAPs; WAPs as an educational tool, a therapeutic tool, and a unique recreational experience; and conclusion). Appendices provide information re: bases; exemplary programs; equipment; suppliers' addresses; and research related to standard courses. (JC)
Descriptors: Activities, Adventure Education, Definitions, Equipment, Facilities, Futures (of Society), History, Legal Responsibility, Outdoor Education, Participant Characteristics, Planning, Problems, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Research, Resources, Site Selection, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Human Development.