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Dimensions of Outdoor Recreation Programs

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Outdoor recreation is a recreation activity done outside (Miles and Priest, 1999). Such activity might include motorcycling, bicycling, fun runs, skiing, climbing, or watching a professional football game at an outdoor stadium. Outdoor...

Equipment

Aram Attarian

Aram Attarian, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is the owner of the risk management consultation firm Adventureprogrammanagement. com and serves as the director of the National State Park Leadership School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs : Scenarios of Accidents, Incidents, and Misadventures

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Technology can play a significant role in the success or failure of outdoor adventure and guided programs and activities. Various forms of technology have become more visible in the outdoor adventure industry primarily through access...

Bouldering

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...For me, climbing is a form of exploration that inspires me to confront my own inner nature within nature. It’s a means of experiencing a state of consciousness where there are no distractions or expectations. This intuitive state of being...

Rock Climbing

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...What we get from this adventure [climbing Mt. Everest] is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life...

Challenge Course Management

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Managing a challenge program may be an essential aspect of the outdoor program administrator’s job description. A well-managed challenge course provides the outdoor program administrator with opportunities to provide programs to groups...

Staff Recruitment and Supervision

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...In this chapter we outline many of the common human resource tasks undertaken by the outdoor program administrator. Human resource management includes those practices that attempt to maximize organizational productivity through employee...

The Outdoor Program Administrator

Geoff Harrison

Geoff Harrison, MS, has been working in the field of health and recreation for over 20 years and has been fostering student and staff development at Boise State University since 1998. Geoff serves as the associate director of education and recreation at Boise State University, where he oversees multiple programs and service areas, department partnerships, and initiatives. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the department of kinesiology. Prior to his work at Boise State, Geoff worked in the fields of publishing, event promotion, and domestic and international adventure travel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mat Erpelding

Mat Erpelding, MA, has been working in the field of physical education and outdoor leadership for over 15 years. Currently, he teaches at the College of Western Idaho in the physical education department and at Boise State University in the leadership studies minor. Additionally, Mat guides mountain climbers and teaches courses for the American Alpine institute and teaches wilderness medicine courses for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. Before making the transition to outdoor education, Mat worked as a developmental therapist and in the mental health industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Since the 1960s outdoor recreation programming has become increasingly more structured and professionalized. Outdoor activity participation has increased by 4.4 percent from an estimated 208 million to 217 million since 2000 (Cordell...

Indoor Climbing Walls

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Indoor climbing walls have become a standard offering in many outdoor programs. A broad spectrum of organizations, including YMCAs, municipal park and recreation programs, camps, primary and secondary schools, universities, private...

The Future of Outdoor Program Administration

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...A plan by Virginia’s Department of Conservation states that “Outdoor recreation promotes health and wellness by providing open space and natural areas for public access, and by offering recreational programming that contributes to active...

Environmental Conditions

Aram Attarian

Aram Attarian, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is the owner of the risk management consultation firm Adventureprogrammanagement. com and serves as the director of the National State Park Leadership School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs : Scenarios of Accidents, Incidents, and Misadventures

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Adventure programs and guided activities are conducted in unique  natural environments that expose participants to risks that must be managed. In their book Hazards in Mountaineering and How to Avoid Them, Paulcke and Dumler (1976...