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ERIC Number: ED242446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Outdoor Adventure Activities for New Student Orientation Programs.
Raiola, Ed
A college student orientation program is described which incorporates outdoor adventure activities. The purpose of the program is to challenge the participants and encourage cooperation between individuals. The two general categories of adventure activities used in this program are low risk (initiative games, nature walks, camping, and nature photography); and medium risk (cycling, backpacking, ropes courses, sailing/boating, and winter camping). Opportunities provided for students by this program include new and exciting experiences, development of cooperation and trust, interaction with the natural environment, socialization, and promotion of physical fitness. Among the reasons given for using the activities in this program are that they provide common experiences, stress interaction and cooperation, facilitate dialogue, encourage trust, break down social and psychological barriers, and provide experiential learning. Three important considerations when choosing outdoor adventure activities are: (1) establish goals and objectives; (2) design activities to fit the geographical and environmental setting; and (3) choose the types of adventure activities that the staff is qualified to handle. Six books are listed as resources for implementation. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A