Project Adventure - Southern Exposure Challenge Course
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Project adventure is a non profit adventure based, experiential
curriculum, and programs pioneer.
They provide innovative solutions for accelerated learning and
measurable positive change.
Adventure is a way of doing; it is not something that you do. If the
word adventure conjures up images of rock climbing, rafting and
parachuting, pause for a moment and imagine instead a way of doing.
A class becomes an adventure for students if an element of surprise
exists, with activities that compel them into doing things they never
imagined possible. Adventure exists when there is engagement, and
engagement comes from providing participants with experiences that are
unique and relevant. Adventure includes challenge, moments when
participants are on the brink of both success and failure, and finding
that both are equally instructive. Adventure is about taking risks, not
actual physical risk, but emotional and "apparent" physical risk where
participants see the natural consequences before them. For people to
participate in any program such as this, an atmosphere of safety needs
to exist – a space where they can speak their mind and push themselves
to new limits. More importantly, the Adventure "Aha!" can happen only in
an atmosphere of safety and fun – real fun. All of this is possible in a
setting where no parachute is ever opened and no cliff ever scaled!
Teamwork: Together Everybody Achieves More!
Challenge by Choice
Challenge by Choice is a concept originated by Project Adventure. It
asks that participants challenge themselves and participate fully in the
experience. Recognizing that any activity or goal may pose a different
level and type of challenge for each group member and that authentic
personal change comes from within, Challenge by Choice creates an
environment where participants are asked to search for opportunities to
stretch and grow during the experience. The determination of what kind
of participation represents an optimal learning opportunity is the
responsibility of each group member. All are asked to add value to the
group experience by finding a way to contribute to the group's efforts
while also seeking to find value in the experience for themselves.
Accepting Challenge by Choice encourages all to respect thoughtful
choices. Its use provides a supportive and caring atmosphere in which
participants can stretch themselves. It recognizes the need for
individuals and the group to accept responsibility for decisions. It
creates opportunities for learning about how to set goals that are in
neither the comfort nor the panic zone, but in that slightly
uncomfortable stretch zone where the greatest opportunities for growth
and learning lie. While the specific language may change to match the
unique needs of a group or learning
environment, the philosophy remains the same throughout all Project