Instructors: Adrian Owens, Anne Morse, John Zaber, Jill Fineis
Dress to be outdoors no matter what the weather. Also remember to bring a full water bottle with you.
Leave-No-Trace by Will Harmon, (LNT) is the textbook for the course
A change of dry clothes in a
Canoeing (Red Cross), pp. 343-359
Woman’s Guide to Canoeing, pp. 47-80
Shelter Building & Knots
Knife, 50ft. of cord, + some shorter lengths,
Camping in the Old Style, pp. 92-116
LNT Plan Ahead and Prepare-preface to p.26
& required clothing intro.
Dressed to be outside
Keep It Moving, ch. 2, 8 and p. 70-73, 94-97
Winter Camping (Gorman), pp. 26-40, 53-63
Firebuilding part 1
lighter or matches, cord for rainfly
LNT Minimize Campfire Impact, p.38-45,58-69
Firebuilding part 2
and Cooking a Meal
knife, mug or bowl, spoon, water bottles
gloves, axe, lighter or matches, cord for fly
LNT Respect Wildlife, p.70-73
Camping in the Old Style, pp. 122-150
High Element Challenge
Dressed to be outside
LNT Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Group Orienteering Hike
Sturdy boots, map and compass,
Heavy pack = 33-44 lbs (15-20 kg)
Be Expert with Map & Compass, pp. 22-27
LNT Travel and Camp… p.27-38
Expedition Rules and Route
4 layers of warm clothes, rain gear, warm hat, mittens, Expedition boots, pencil
Winter Camping, pp. 84-93, 172-179
LNT Dispose of Waste Properly, p.45-51
Equipment issue (in Paradise)
A=8:30 am, B=9:00 am, C=9:30, D=10:00
Overnight Camping 11am
All Expedition gear (See equipment list)
Winter Camping, pp. 151-171
Food request sheet turned in.
Food Issue and Pack Check
4-Day Expedition 6:30 am
See equipment list
Equip. Return & Debrief
Mon. Dec. 19
FINAL JOURNAL DUE
(to your instructor before you leave campus)
This course involves learning physical skills that you will rely on for your survival in the outdoors. You are also graded on the reflective depth of your journal. If you have a specific learning difference or a documented disability, please check in with Leland Peterson, Sterling College learning disabilities support person. Leland can help you determine what accommodations would be helpful for you in this course.
Reflecting on challenging experiences enhances the potential for growing and learning from those experiences. For many writing is a good medium for reflection because it can slow you down to think through your ideas and impressions. A “bluebook” will be provided for you or you may use another notebook if you wish. Typed/printed pages stapled together are also welcome.
For others, writing can be a challenge; therefore, we are willing to explore other methods of reflection. If you feel the need to explore other methods of reflection please see your Bounder instructor.
What to include: The journal needs to include some basic reporting of events and reflection or analysis.
Effort (E, S, U) and College (Pass, Fail) for the whole semester evaluation will be based on:
Effort evaluation during each segment will also focus on these traits of individual and group behavior: