Summer 2015 Courses

 

OLER 177-001

Whitewater Rafting

2 Credits

 

Students will acquire skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carry out a successful rafting outing. Course content includes raft equipment for paddle and oar rafts, rowing/paddle techniques, instruction and practice of basic rafting technique, rigging, river dynamics and river-reading skills, basic rescue, and handling river related emergencies. This course will prepare students to effectively row or paddle class I to III whitewater. This course is an American Canoe Association basic rafting course. Students will receive an ACA course Card of Completion. This course will meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree. Class will be in the classroom in the morning of 5/13 and may leave for the field on that day through 5/17.

Limit 15

Lab Fee: $120.00 (covers transportation, food and equipment.  Non-refundable after the first day of class)

Start Date: 5/13                                    

End Date:  5/17                                   

Location: Rio Grande, Animas and San Juan Rivers

 

 

  

OLER 171-001

Flat and Whitewater Canoeing

2 Credits

 

The ACA Canoe course focuses on helping the student learn to travel safely and efficiently by canoe. Emphasis on stroke and paddle mechanics, maneuvering including corrected forward strokes, cross strokes as well as paddling on flat water will encompass the first 2 days of the course. The second 3 days will focus on learning about river features and hazards, how to handle capsizes on the river, more advanced rescues, how to do eddy turns, surfs and ferries, how to scout, keys to good judgment, clothing and much more.  This is an American Canoe Association canoe course; a card of completion is available to successful students.  Course will meet in classroom on July 22nd at 9:00 am.  Field sessions start in the afternoon July 22 - 26.

Limit 10

Lab Fee: $120.00 (covers transportation and supplies.  Non-refundable after the first day of class)

Start Date:  7/22                                                 

End Date:  7/26                                   

Location: Animas & San Juan Rivers, Navajo Lake

 

OLER 299-002

Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

1 Credit

 

 

The Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding course is designed to develop and refine the skills needed to paddle effectively in conditions where wind, waves and current are present.  This course is also designed to increase knowledge of SUP equipment and improve on paddling techniques while preparing students for a lifetime of SUP.  This course will explore lake and river environments up to Class II.  This is an American Canoe Association SUP course; a Card of Completion is available for successful students.  Class will meet in the classroom from 8:00 am - noon July 17 and be in the field from noon - 5:00 pm July 17 and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm July 18 and 19.

Limit: 10

Lab Fee: $60.00 (Covers certification and equipment.  Non-refundable after first day of class)

Start Date: 7/17

End Date: 7/19

Location: Animas and San Juan Rivers, Navajo Lake

 

 


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