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For Credit Courses

For credit classes offered through Pomona Athletics (sign up through the portal)

Beginning Rock Climbing

Day/Time
T, TH 9:35 am to 10:35 am meets first 5 weeks
Field Trip TBA
(Offered in spring semester only)

-Basic elements of mountaineering, rock climbing and alpine travel, including climbing ethics, fitness and the physiological effects of environmental stress and work at high altitudes.  Emphasis will be on safety, proper use of equipment and good climbing technique.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1. Gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for the natural environment demonstrated through minimum impact camping and conservation techniques.
2. Develop the basic skills and ethics required for safe mountaineering and rock climbing.
3. Demonstrate understanding of the equipment necessary for safety and comfort in various climbing activities.
4. Develop the ability to plan, organize and safely participate in a climbing experience.
5. Encourage development of self-confidence and awareness in conjunction with understanding group needs.



Wilderness Survival

Day/Time
T, TH 9:35 am to 10:35 am (meets weeks 6 - 10)
Field Trip TBA
(offered in spring semester only)

-Studies in the skills essential for wilderness survival in a variety of physical environments.  Includes topics of shelters, water, navigation and edible plants and animals.  Emphasis on techniques with primitive technologies, environmental conservation, and safety are presented.  Arranged field trips are required.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and recognize life-threatening problems in the wilderness
2. Show an understanding and appreciation for the natural environment and demonstrate this knowledge through demonstrating survival living skills and conservation techniques
3. Develop the ability to analyze such problems as body warmth, hydration, and energy consumption and practice appropriate survival techniques and skills
4. Demonstrate a knowledge of the synthesis of information related to solving problems related to survival in extreme conditions
5. Demonstrate the ability to recognize hazardous plants, animals and weather conditions to prevent life-threatening situations from occurring

 

Beginning Backpacking

Day/Time
T, TH 9:35 am to 10:35 am first 5 weeks
Field Trip #1 TBA
Field Trip #2 TBA
(offered in fall semester only)

-An introduction to traveling in the backcountry with groups, for extended stays in remote areas.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1. Gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for the natural environment by demonstrating low impact skills while traveling in the out of doors.
2. Apply safe techniques for operation of backpacking equipment such as stoves, water filters and fire making.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of selecting camping areas and tent set-up techniques.
4. Develop self-confidence and self-awareness in conjunction with an understanding of the needs of others in the group.