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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Sequencing and timing decisions are up to the discretion of the leader. However, if it’s just you lost in the woods no noise-maker], try using your vocal cjrds to produce a projected identifiable sound that will travel beyond the vocal shriek of a panicked hiker.

Intervention takes place whenever the instructor sees the group as cobfas to stop and take a look at itself and what it is doing.

Although it s an excellent activity in terms of group dynamics and risk, the spotting issues were too severe to continue using it. There is a line that must be maintained, and we are not Laive about that. This is done not to insure the positive participation of that person, but to provide a firm base for the swaying “willow. That’s why it’s important to know as much as possible about the group you’re going to lead cowsttails you begin your work with them.

The catchers should be ai the “ready” xowstails.

A cooperative, supportive cobraas tends to encourage participation. If, after reading and trying some of these exercises, you enjoy the movement and stu- dent response, try coming up with some ideas of your own based on the more conventional exercises which you normally use. Inch toward one another until you and he or she are close enough to sit on each other’s feet. Challenge also is locking at that part of our- selves that isn’t sure what it is able to do.

My knees are acting like sewing machines! On the other hand, it deals with a person’s right to assess the situation and say.

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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. Ten to fifteen people stand shoulder to shoulder in a circle with one person the faller standing rigid and trusting in the center. The falling and rolling technique described here reduces the potential for injury.


Any group can come to an agreement on this before the activity begins.

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If an adrenaline-pumped group of 8 or 10 jogs over to you. It is also used in limited ways for certain high elements. They are then asked to Usten to each other, going over all the ideas that have been suggested. And it can happen very quickly, ‘ Wnd, to repeat, is a great support of Chal- lenge, Certain challenges require a strong dose of it. You can and must step back and operate cowstaips the bottom line.

Indicate that you three are going to hop together and that after the hop adn sequencing well no alternating piston-like actionthat you will all begin kicking simulta- neously together, alternating kicks in sets of three from side-to-side, starting with the left leg, kicking to the right.


Ensure that the diving platform stump, bleacher is solid enough to preclude what we learned in Physics — the old “equal and opposite reaction to every action”. Often you will clearly see what can be carried over, but the group will not have the foggiest notion. Imagine slogging through years of traditional PE, and then being asked cboras hop over an invisible jump rope.

D.O.W.N.L.O.A.D [P.D.F] Cowstails and Cobras 2: Guide to Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses and

To increase the participanVs sense of per- sonal confidence. This final position is very difficult to hold on your toes and rightly so because you are pushing beyond a balance point. Both must step over the broom to- gether. Getting Started 57 is unsure about where to tie the anchor point, where to clip in. Thanks also to Nicki Hall for use of her many fine Adventure-based photographs.

But it should not cause you to tighten up and lose your spontaneity cowstqils your sense of humor. The reason for spotting is to offer protec- tion to the individual participating in an activity. In fact, we’ve found that our one-day experience groups are more successful if the participants come with an idea of what it is they want to achieve. You can bounce ahead, or go back, depending on the needs of the group.


Wendy rated it it was amazing May 13, There is a crow hop and change of feet between kicks. Scatter your group any size, but use two or more balls as the group size demands on a basketball court or a field. That’s why some students don’t like volleyball or archery, or golf, or whatever activity is offered too many days in a row, I asked an old acquaintance why he had given up skydiving, thinking that his answer would involve increased danger, close calls, etc, and was surprised by the response that he was simply tired of doing it and wanted to spend some time learning a new activity — he was getting into canoeing as I remember.

From lift-off to landing takes about 30 seconds.

This is a mirror image exercise, and if done well, opems the door to more intense sharing scenar- ios. The Trust Fall sequence is really part and parcel of the larger issue of spotting and should be presented as such. Is it any wonder that everyone wants a rappel as an integral part of their program? Additional gratitude is due all the Project Adventure staff and friends who gave so freely of their time and talents to make this “simple rewrite” the BEST Adventure publication so far, deadlines notwithstanding.

Remaining rigid, the center person falls slowly in any direction. Occasionally, include a warm-up work-out that involves strict hopping only, where the only variation is which leg and how many.

This exercise can serve as a culmination of the fall and roll training: Indicate that rather than yelling in a sequenced manner around the circle, that you will point to people randomly for their attempt.