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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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. Tell them what a good job they are doing and that if anyone needs to stop, that it’s OK. Offering an honest OUT is important to maintain Proj- ect Adventure’s promise that participation is ahvays opliunal. The position of the catchers is about the same as in the Trust Fall activity with the exception that the spotters’ bodies are turned halfway toward the diver with one foot moved toward the center of the catching line.

The spotter should be willing to put him or herself in a potentially risky situation in order to eliminate or minimize injury to another. Obviously, any prolonged physical effort is going to result in a certain amount of physio- logical discomfort.

Leadership Issues in Adventure Programming 23 second nature they are, the more thought we can put into our collection.

Grasp your partner’s elbows or upi er arms with each hand. The resultant feeling between the leaders will certainly be picked up on by the participants. This forces the group to be on their guard, and simulates spotting situations that take place on low cable events such as Tension Traverse, Criss Cross, Wild Woosey, and Mohawk Traverse, These activities are included in chapters 4 and 5, Trust Fall An effective trust exercise can be accom- plished by asking a student to stand upon a stump, platform, ladder rung.


Ask them to assume the following body position in a mili- tary by-the-numbers fashion because their somatic orientation so intricately involves the anatomy, that participants commonly become spatially confused and disoriented, resulting in nausea, recurrent hives, and more rarely, incidental drooling. Games 58 Chapter 4: If you don’t feel anything strcitching, lean forward and bcnid your elbows snd. It is fundamental to Adventure activities as a whole.

Cowstails and Cobras II: Leaders should work at complementing each other with their skills, drawing out the best, and teaching what they know to each ckws. There is much to do and accom- plish and the happy circumstance proves that the doing is fun and satisfying for almost everyone, including teacher and student.

An Adven- ture Based Counseling group, with court- referred clients, may require a dramatic rappel or a high ropes experience on day one. From this horizontal Cheshire Cat position, it’s only natural to further the commitment and go for a Beturn to the Earth juxtaposing of your physiognomy and whatever piece of terra firnia you have chosen to be comfortable on.

The faller can then surprise group members by falling in their direction at any time. Elements o f the Adventure Program lishing credibility as an innovative and effec- tive educator. Phil Marston added ahd Jan 05, This final position is very difficult to hold on your toes and rightly so because you are pushing beyond a balance point.

There must be a square dancing term for this movement. Since we’re into dance steps, how about an entrechat? Jumping and rolling from a height can be attempted after the roll itself is mastered. Dem- onstrate what you mean by a compassion- ately forceful shove.

The psych value of this exercise can be increased if a voluntary limit is set at about four feet. It’s just plain easy to see or recapture the necessary fun ingredient in the PA approach when you’re reading Karl.

We like to think that the kind of competition we do practice is aimed at devel- oping strong individuals and group unity, not a continual scenario of winners and losers.


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Be aware that trust can be diminished as easily during this passage as in the fall itself. To further utilize the entire group i. Don’t take yourself, and what you are pre- senting, too seriously. A set of bleachers provides a variable and usually solid take-off area. I don’t expect to change your approach or outlook by listing a few do’s and don’ts, but. Organized sports generally demand a sex split and there’s enough of that. What do you think of when vou see an inflated beach ball?

It is important to help them make the connections. The leader should sit back as long as the group members are providing ample interpretation and feed- back.

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The right hand is extended palm down in front of the individual. Be prepared to dem- onstrate.

If there are more than enough, rotate positions and responsi- bilities. Try to produce and project a long vocal sound, as this type of yell has been proven to carry over the greatest distance. I told vou earlier to wear OLD clothes Getting Started 33 Troika hop.

Getting Started 35 can be tried in a variety of ways, producing a sequential series of physical and mental chal- lenges that would be lost cobraa the event were presented on a one-shot, can-you-do-it basis.

A third major reason for the success of the original text was the unique style of the au- thor, Karl Rohnke. The second trust-[ ass scjquence represents essentially the same micro-falling scenario as above, with a different set-up. Pretend that each of your hands is an airplane WW I vintage engaging in an aerial dogfight.

My Account Log Out. Unexpected moves should he explained and illustrated in the framing of this activity.