This book provides teachers and recreation professionals with a guide to Project Adventure activities and curriculum. Project Adventure learning goals are: (1). “Cowstails and Cobras II” is a rewrite of Karl Rohnke’s classic guide to games, initiative problems, and adventure activities. It contains much-and-more of what. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Cowstails and Cobras. A Guide to Ropes Courses, Initiative Games, and Other Adventure Activities | This document is.

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But you need, in the initiative-oriented debrief, to get participants to do the thinking as much as possible, to dig into their feelings, to build up their own collection of observations, and provide an atmosphere to act on them.

While spotters usually need to be in position to catch a participant in the event of a fall, it is danger- ous to literally catch a falling body from even a short height.

The align- ment of Trust Fall activities with Spotting concepts provides for a sound, practical rela- tionship, that results in a combination of physical and emotional safety, Lead-Up activities help svi the stage for what is to come and also give you time to assess and make sequencing decisions.

Lay one hand on top of the other on the ground, point your toes, put your chin on your hands, and smilingly announce THIS as the Comfortable Position, The students will feel slightly “had” but will also dowstails relieved that the intricacy that they worried about was tongue-in-cheek.

I don’t expect to change your approach or xowstails by listing a few do’s and don’ts, but. Do cowsttails in mind that an overabundance of spotters, trying to spot for the same situation, can lead to the problem of no one taking their job seriously enough because of the feeling that their role is not important. A natural exercise for impromptu, disjointed competition. The group members are both the agents of change and the persons cwstails be changed.

But they’re willing to go along with the competition in order to anx better, and besides, it’s fun. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. If, after reading and trying some of these exercises, you enjoy the movement and stu- dent response, try coming up with some cobrws of your own based on the more conventional exercises which cowstaila normally use.

Many of these people went on to use some of the ideas from the original text to start a PA type pro- gram or to infuse some of the ideas into an already existing Outdoor or Adventure Educa- tion program. Shove cowstajls so that the students don’t know when their turn to fall is coming. A multicolored 20″ beach ball is a good ex- ample of a useful atypical object of play.


The program is designed to give the partici- pants many opportunities to come to recognize that they are physical beings and that using one’s body can be a joyous, satisfying, exhila- rating, and unambiguous experience.

Kveryone in the group contributes a descriptive sentence. Do not hesitate to require more than the dobras minimums in particular situations. Rotate spotters so all have a chance to catch someone and so all are used to spot appropriate sizes the big people should not end up doing all the spot- ting. Instead, we have developed a new concept to help those who continue to desire or need for financial rea- sons to construct courses on their own.

Second, let yourself play and have fun. Karl and I, and all of us at PA, have one strong desire in common for this book. Let clbras be a choice that the diver makes.

Sequencing refers to timing as well.

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Keep your feet comfortably separated and stationary Don’t Forget to add the “sounds of combat,” dredging up those salivary sounds of gunfire and oral engines that you did so well in the third grade. Games presented in a lighthearted manner can provide the morale growth that facilitates group cohesion and enthusiasm for the program.

Item one is seldom a problem with an on- going program unless the rappel area includes a sacrosanct portion of a building or involves possible damage to the roof resulting in leakage and revocation to the roofing water- seal guarantee.

Photo below, If vou clioose xobras reclining area with aesthetic forethought, a few deep breaths nasal inhalation of the luxuriant turf under- cowstaile [ rovides a nostalgic return to younger days of more frequent grass contact via games. If the students eventually ask, ‘How come you haven’t tried this yet, don’t you trust us? These gluteal green pants would serve well on a TV clothes detergent commercial. But it is important to remember that because of unique aspects of ropes course design.

People have been brought up and taught to adhere to rules, so be aware that there’s bound to be some resistance when you suggest making third base first base and running counterclockwise, Aussie rules. There must be a square dancing term for this movement.


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Have one half the group line up facing the other half at approximately arm’s length. We hope these considerations will help your wave resonate in positive ways as you learn about, and practice, the activities in this book.

Unfortunately many children grow up in such a protected sphere that the chance to learn day-to-day survival skills never materializes. The administration s support. Actively promote the attitude and behavior that teasing and joking abou’. The idea is to let the group achieve as much as possible from a game or Initiative problem, rather than constantly bombarding a group with new “stuff. The underlying assumption ot Adventure, that you can do more than you think you can.

Mieko marked it as to-read Nov 07, The debriefing can focus on what an inhibition is and why it’s difficult to let go in front of a group. Great stuff, I can just foel the moguls flying under me.

She presents three tiers: Have at least students try this stunt individually in front of the entire group. Levitation may put you in touch with astral vibrations or initiate a caieer in aeronautics, or maybe you’ll just like it.

We need to be careful with this. This can he expanded so that the whole group duplicates the moves ot the lead person.

Since we’re into dance steps, how about an entrechat? You can use the above What? The curriculum has been planned to encour- age students to try new and different activities — some of which may involve initial anxiety.

Twist the trunk, keeping your feet flat on the ground. Success and failure are less important than making an effort. Perhaps be- cause it is cobrs important, or because a lot of people are making a big deal out of it nowa- days, the problems leaders have with debrief- ing are increased.

Sequencing the Debrief A group needs to get warmed up before it can get to the nub of the experience. Adhering to the discipline of reviewing each and every person helps you counteract that tendency.

It is leader-centered, and.