Through participating in seemingly random adventures, individuals learn to triumph over their perceptions of limitations and abilities.
The Adventure Education department provides the Landmark Community with activities and classes at the ropes course, indoor rock climbing wall, and outdoor sites in the tri-state area, as well as classes on and off campus. Students will gain experience with Adventure Education programs during the New Student Orientation Program, where we introduce the concepts of reflection and transference.
Adventure Education fosters leadership, metacognition, critical-thinking skills and a feeling of success through mastery of skills. It helps students manage transitions and greatly improves their tenacity. Self-esteem and collaboration are built through competently-guided instruction via reflection and use of metaphors.
- Usually takes place outdoors (there is also Adventure in the Classroom)
- There is an element of uncertainty about the outcome
- Uses the Experiential Model of learning
- There is an element of risk associated with the activity
- There is a conscious application of reflection throughout the activity
- Changes and learning are relevant beyond the present moment
Adventure Education Classes
PE1203A: Wilderness First Aid
This hands-on class will teach the basic back-country medical skills useful in summer camp employment and much more. Through simulations, lessons and practice, students will learn the protocols for dealing with injuries away from speedy rescue. From fractures to burns, bleeding to high-altitude mountain sickness, you will learn what you need to carry with you to be truly prepared for almost anything.
PE1080A: Introduction to Rock Climbing
This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of rock climbing. Using predominantly the Click Sport Center's 32-foot indoor rock wall, this class will cover the basics of climbing techniques, tensile strengths of the equipment, belaying techniques, knot-tying and risk management. Upon completion of this class, the student may find themselves eligible for an internship as rock-wall manager.
Questions? Contact us for more information!
Director of Adventure Education
Click Sports Center, room 100B