Enrollment Requirements and Options:
Students in this pod may enroll in online course work with instructor permission. Commuter students may only enroll in this course with instructor permission. This pod may be based at the Farm Between in Jeffersonville, and students enrolled in this pod may be asked to return to campus a week early to participate in the Work Program while quarantining.
This pod includes the following courses:
Adaptive Recreation 2 cr
The adaptive recreation course will introduce students to the techniques and methods used to make recreation activities accessible for all people. Students will have classroom sessions to learn the history of how adaptive programming came to be and put this knowledge to real life application in field sessions outdoors in winter recreation activities like skiing and ice climbing.
Introduction to Ice Climbing 4 cr
The course begins with an indoor introduction to the tools of the trade: ice tools, crampons, climbing boots, and ice screws. We cover proper clothing and comfort in the cold and sometimes wet environment of ice climbs. The outdoor sessions begin with a review of knots, climbing signals, belaying, and site safety. Climbing techniques on varied terrain are demonstrated and then practiced by students. By the end of the course, students will have climbed several hundred vertical feet of class III ice. More difficult climbs are possible if skill levels and time permit. Students are expected to become familiar with terms and techniques explained in readings and other media.