ERIC Number: ED255528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
4-H/UOAC Adventure Ropes Course. Leader's Handbook.
Brenner, Jim; Nichols, Diane
The primary purpose of this handbook is to provide a practical reference tool for individuals who have participated in the San Francisco 4-H/Urban Outdoor Adventure Center Ropes Course Leader Training. The ropes course is a maze of cables, logs, platforms and ropes that offers physical and mental challenges. It is a combination of an obstacle course, games, and individual and group initiatives that contributes to the development of self-confidence, group support, agility and coordination. The first chapter covers the philosophy behind ropes courses and their background and objectives. The leader's role is described and discussed in the second chapter. Characteristics of a successful leader are considered along with some leadership responsibilities. The third chapter offers information on such practical matters as insurance coverage, legal responsibility, safety, and site selection. The elements of a ropes course are described in the fourth chapter. The final chapter offers suggestions on evaluating the ropes course experience and debriefing. A glossary of terms and a brief bibliography of reading resources are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Adventure Education, Athletic Equipment, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Risk, Safety Education, Youth Programs
4-H/Urban Outdoor Adventure Center, P.O. Box 16156, San Francisco, CA 94116 ($12.45 includes postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Cooperative Extension.; Urban Outdoor Adventure Center, San Francisco, CA.