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 exiPerson climbing Ropests, 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 Adventure programs.