This course will focus on the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills associated with contemporary outdoor/ adventure education. Activities in this course may include hard skills associated with backpacking, camping, canoeing, orienteering, and/or rock climbing. ‘Soft’ skills covered in this course may include teaching personal responsibility, group decision-making and/or conflict resolution. This course may require weekend meeting times and will require an overnight experience in a backcountry setting. In some instances, there may be additional costs associated with equipment rental, park admissions or transportation. Some off-campus experiences may require students to provide their own transportation to and from various instructional venues.