Recreation Administration: Winter Adventure Leadership Course at Shasta

Recreation Administration: Winter Adventure Leadership Course at Shasta


The Outdoor Adventure Recreation option
of the Recreation Administration Program at Humboldt State uses classes like this one, Winter Adventure Leadership, to help students grow and develop
their professional skills. The main skills that these students are getting are leadership. They’re out here, they’re learning from leaders,
but they’re also taking it upon themselves to work within their groups,
work on their individual skills as well their group skills. A lot of what students gain out of this
is personal growth and awareness and being able to understand what’s going on
in our natural environment, that way we can better know how to survive
any situations comfortably and safely. Careers in the Outdoor Industry involve
working with groups of clients in adventure settings. It doesn’t matter with you’re climbing a rock face, or whether you’re skiing a mountain, or whether you’re rafting a river or paddling an ocean. You’re always working with a group of clients,
paying attention to their needs, and once you’ve challenged yourself in an
experience like this, then as a professional you’re really prepared to
work with clients and have some empathy for their situation. The outdoors is basically my favorite part about HSU. There’s just so much to explore here. I’m from Flagstaff, Arizona and I had never seen a redwood before or the beautiful coastline that we have here and that’s opened me up to a whole new
realm of Outdoor Adventure You know, since I’ve been in the Recreation Program I feel like I have a family here, in Humboldt County. You know, and that’s going to carry on with me for the rest of my life. I don’t know what I would do if I hadn’t taken a
Recreation class my freshman year. You know?

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