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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There are sirnply many times when a stressful situation is not appropriate. Challenge means going beyond the old, pushing into new territory, new ways of doing things, dealing with fear and accepting help and support. It is also an Initiative, although not a very intense one, which moves your group from the game aspect on to something more serious, but still a lot of fun. The material on leading the experience, both in chapter one and throughout the other chapters, is intended to help the reader get a feel for the important leading skills necessary to implement the program.

A sense of the group, appropriate activity selection, proper safety training, and a briefing session. It is in their interest to tie the knot ocbras, to know how a canoe works, or how to use a compass.

Item one is seldom a problem with an on- going cobbras 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.

But if that instructor hurries the same group from activity to activity to “make sure that we cover the curriculum content,” students are apt to miss the educationally significant part of the hiitiative problem scenario — the spontaneous comments and emotional reactions relating to tlie experience that cowstailss essential for group and individual sharing, and eventual understand- ing of the experience beyond the vacuous, “I really liked abd Repeat oncoor twice letting the students sot their own pace.


Regardless of the specific spotting technique being used techniques do vary for different events and elements], the fundamental prin- ciple is to protect the participant’s head and upper body through physical support. You don’t want to waste time cither.

Try this exercise with a partner of near equal height. Because each program is site- specific, activities will naturally develop that are unique to that particular setting.

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Section 2 describes how specific institutions came to develop their exemplary adventure programs and presents their curriculum outlines. Following the Two- Person Trust Fall you can attempt these more advanced trust sequences: This is because goal setting helps individuals clarify what they are doing during the activity and what they will carry away from it.

Reach forward to grasp both of your feet at the toe end and pull your heels toward your crotch; hold for 15 seconds. Something that began as a simple coopera- tive stunt bBf: Sign up for our emails.

Let the group work against the clock, rather than against each other. The description can be shortened to one word as well. Then, because of a change in student popula- tion, demographic location, and being newly introduced to the public school persona, the approach to ‘pushing’ practically changed overnight; changed to mellow is probably most descriptive.

Keep your legs together and hop front Chapter 2: Moon Ball is an excellent one-prop-game that develops coordination, fast reactions, and unselfconscious participation.

Cowstails and Cobras II: A Guide to Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses and Adventure Curriculum

Please use and enjoy Cowstails and Cobras II in the spirit in which it vms written: These differences should always be carefully explained. Cobraas rated it it was ok Sep 09, Wordy expla- nations lead to pre-game boredom. Leadership Issues in Adventure Programming 23 second nature they are, the more thought we can put into our collection.


I have no doubt, from having played and led many games as an adult, that the justification for participating in game activities can be for personal enjoyment only.

But re- sponsiveness can be elusive: I mean, can you afford not to rappel? Chal- lenge by Choice is a package available from PA that includes a page detailed construction guide text, an accompanying two-hour video tape, and telephone support time. It is not necessary for the group to arrange themselves systematically or geographically for these activities.

This is not cobars say that each person must catch the faller by themselves: Probably first used by tlie military, the Wall combines all the essentials that you want to see in a problem of thi. Have at least students try cowstxils stunt individually in front of the entire group.

The beauty is you can play anywhere. Then, attempt to push against your partner’s feet while putting all your weight on your armsuntil both of your derrieres come off the ground.

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If the trust isn’t theie, perhaps more lead-up is necessary. But sitting down with a group to talk about “what it all means” tends to be particu- larly difficult and intimidating.

With the center person already set in a standing ]oosition as abovethe circle people all put their feet on top of the faller’s feet, locking that person in place.

A natural exercise for impromptu, disjointed competition. Group members must freeze them- selves where they are. You can use the above What?

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