Outdoor Adventures I - PED 183 at Northern Virginia Community College


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PED 183 - Outdoor Adventures I
Introduces outdoor adventure activities with emphasis on basic skills, preparation, personal and group safety, equipment selection and use, ecology, and field experience. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits

Schedule at Northern Virginia Community College

Fall 2014

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
19938 PED 183-030L 2
    Th  
7:00 p.m.-8:50 p.m.
2014-09-04 Loudoun P
Additional info online
Off-Campus Location
Additional fee required
Five Week
Outdoor Adventures will meet on campus from Sept 4 thru Oct 2. Excursions include rock-climbing, camping, hiking, and caving. These mandatory excursions are scheduled for Saturday, September 13, and Friday Sept. 19 at 1pm through Saturday afternoon, September 20 with a rain date of 1pm Sept. 26 through the afternoon of September 27. Students will provide their own transportation, camping equipment, and pay for their own food, campsite, rock climbing, and caving fees (total approximately $70). Contact llang@nvcc.edu with any questions.
20935 PED 183-070M 2
 M     
4:00 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
2014-08-20 Innovation Park P
Additional fee required
Five Week
Off-Campus Location
Additional info online
Students will select from a list of various wilderness activities the course content. There will be five mandatory on-campus instructional / planning sessions followed by two weekend trips determined by the students. The out-of-pocket cost will be based upon activities the activities selected by the students: approximately $100 - $200. For more information: tkarlsen@nvcc.edu or visit http://www.nvcc.edu/home/tkarlsen.

Spring 2015

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
18508 PED 183-030L 2
   W   
4:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
2015-03-25 Loudoun P
Additional info online
Off-Campus Location
Five Week
Outdoor Adventures will meet on campus March 25, April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 27. Excursions include camping, kayaking, and day and night hikes. These mandatory excursions are scheduled for Friday, April 10, starting at 5 p.m. (with a raindate of Friday, April 17), and Friday, April 24, at noon through Saturday afternoon, April 25, (with a rain date of noon, May 1, through the afternoon of May 2). Students will pay for their own campsite, food, hike shuttle, and kayaking fees (total approximately $70), and provide their own transportation, and camping equipment. Contact llang@nvcc.edu with any questions.
19699 PED 183-070M 2
   W   
5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
2015-02-04 Innovation Park P
Additional info online
Additional fee required
Off-Campus Location
Ten Week
Students will select from a list of various wilderness activities the course content. There will be four mandatory on-campus instructional / planning sessions followed by two weekend trips determined by the students. The out-of-pocket cost will be based upon the activities selected by the students during the first classroom session: approximately $100 - $200. For more information: tkarlsen@nvcc.edu or visit http://www.nvcc.edu/home/tkarlsen Additional info online. Off-Campus Location. [2/4/2015-5/10/2015]

Summer 2015

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
13399 PED 183-040L 2
   W   
7:00 p.m.-8:50 p.m.
2015-05-18 Loudoun P
Additional info online
Off-Campus Location
Additional fee required
CLASS MEETS on campus each Wednesday. Students are also required to attend 2 outings: a beginner level paddling excursion on Friday afternoon, May 30 with a rain date of June 20 (SWIMMING SKILLS REQUIRED) and an overnight camping trip from noon Friday, June 6 to Saturday afternoon, June 7. (rain date June 13-14) Students will provide their own transportation, camping equipment, and pay for their own food, campsite, park entrance fee and paddling excursion fee (approximately $65.00). Contact llang@nvcc.edu with any questions.
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