Adventure Programming and Travel for the 21st Century

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-93947-604-3

Author(s): Rosemary Black, Kelly Bricker

Copyright year: 2015

Edition: 1

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An introduction to adventure programming, Adventure Programming and Travel for the 21st Century discusses hot topics such as climate change, risk management, technology, sustainability, and conservation—issues that are confronting the world in new and challenging ways. The book links the adventure profession to the environmental and sustainability fields of study and suggests a forward-thinking approach to the adventure profession from a range of perspectives, using key chapters and detailed case studies.

The wealth of knowledge of the editors and contributors extends from higher education into areas such as government recreation, adventure travel, sport tourism, environmental interpretation, and more. They serve in professional organizations such as NOLS, Outward Bound, the Institute for Outdoor Learning, and World Expeditions.

Designed for undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners, this book is also intended for the adventure specialist who has responsibility for planning and managing adventure travel and programming products and services with consideration of group dynamics, finance, dimensions of sustainability, human resources, ethics, risk management, marketing, and technology.

TRAIL MARKER 1—GLANCING BACK AND TREKKING FORWARD IN ADVENTURE

Chapter 1—Introduction

Case 1–1 Changing Landscapes: Trends in North American Adventure Programming

Case 1–2 Adventure Programming in Asia: The Case of Singapore

Case 1–3 The Evolution of Adventure Tourism in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Current Trends and Future Issues

TRAIL MARKER 2—PLACES AND SPACES FOR ADVENTURE

Chapter 2—Programming for Place-Responsiveness: Enhancing Adventure Learning and Outdoor Travel

Case 2–1 Adventure Travel and Transition of Place: The Case of Moab, Utah

Chapter 3—Parks and Protected Areas: A Platform for Adventure Activities

Case 3–1 Permits, Licences, Leases, and Concessions for Adventure Tourism in National Parks

Chapter 4—Artificial Settings for Adventure

Case 4–1 Rockreation—Turning Passion to Business and Back Again

TRAIL MARKER 3—DIVERSE OUTDOOR CONNECTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Chapter 5—Outdoor Recreation in the Twenty-First Century

Case 5–1 Cultivating and Recalling African American Connections to the Outdoors

Case 5–2 Redefining Boundaries: Building Outdoor Programs With Cross Campus Appeal

Case 5–3 Beyond Elimination: The Survival of U-EXPLORE

Case 5–4 Goin’ to Peru!: Challenges and Issues of International Service-Learning Programmes

Chapter 6—Adventure Education

Case 6–1 The Arctic Nature Guide Program at 78° North

Case 6–2 S.U.R.G.E Journeys—Knowledge Translated Into Action!

Case 6–3 Embedding Outdoor and Adventure Education Across a State Education System: A Case Study of the Residential Outdoor Schools Association, Victoria, Australia

Case 6–4 High Adventure in the Florida Keys: The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

Case 6–5 Your Backyard, the Final Frontier: Considering Adventure Education Through an Indigenous Lens

Case 6–6 Outward Bound: Changing Lives Through Challenge and Discovery

Chapter 7—Commercial Adventure Travel: Business at the Intersection of Nature and Commerce

Case 7–1 ‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing’: The Lure of Adventure Travel for Women

Case 7–2 The Adventure Travel Trade Association: Growing and Professionalizing Responsible Adventure Tourism

Case 7–3 A River Running History—Finding OARS

Chapter 8—Adventure Therapy

Case 8–1 Bush-Based Adventure Therapy: Practice and Praxis

Case 8–2 Adventure Therapy and Eating Disorders: A Case Study

Chapter 9—Adventure Recreation Programming and Tourism Opportunities: Bringing Together Consumer Demands and Supplier Understandings for People With Disabilities

Case 9–1 The National Ability Center: Empowering Individuals to Participate in Sport, Recreation, and Outdoor Activities

Case 9–2 Dying to Make the Team: A Case Study Examining the Benefits for Athletic Teams in Using Team Building Activities in Place of Traditional Hazing

Chapter 10—Corporate Adventure

Case 10–1 Corporate Adventure Training in Pakistan

TRAIL MARKER 4—PLANNING, PROGRAMMING, AND MANAGING ADVENTURES

Chapter 11—Making Adventures Work: Balancing Group Dynamics, Communication, and Group Management Processes for Successful Experiences

Case 11–1 An Examination of Role Emergence Among Group Members During a Wilderness Medical Emergency

Case 11–2 Rapid Development: A Case in Group Process and Leadership

Chapter 12—Embracing Intentionality in Adventure Programming: The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Adventure Experiences

Case 12–1 Military Teen Adventure Camps: When Design Does Not Mirror Implementation

Case 12–2 Program Design in Residential Outdoor Schools: A Case Study from Victoria, Australia

Case 12–3 Autonomous Student Experiences: Are They Too Risky for Today’s Outdoor Adventure Program?

Chapter 13—Management of Adventure Programming and Travel

Case 13–1 Beyond Labor: The Emotional Lifestyle of Rafting Guides

Chapter 14—Financial Management and Marketing of Adventure Programs and Businesses

Case 14–1 Branding the Outdoor Experience: Reflections and Approaches From an Adventure Entrepreneur

TRAIL MARKER 5—CURRENT ISSUES AND DILEMMAS IN ADVENTURE PROGRAMMING AND TRAVEL

Chapter 15—Ethics in Adventure Leadership

Case 15–1 Outdoor Education for Right Relation

Case 15–2 Ethics and Leadership in Hawaii

Chapter 16—Safety, Adventure Programming, and Travel for the 21st Century: An Inherently Risky Business

Case 16–1 A Public Health Approach to Injury Prevention in Commercial Adventure Tourism Activities: A River Tubing Case Study

Chapter 17—Technology in Adventure Programming

Case 17–1 The Role of Technology-Mediation in the Context of Adventure Travel

TRAIL MARKER 6—SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURE MANAGEMENT

Chapter 18—Sustainable Adventures

Case 18–1 The International Ecotourism Society: A Global Industry Network Dedicated to Maximizing Tourism’s Benefits for Cultural Preservation, Nature Conservation, and Local Well-Being

Case 18–2 Achieving More Sustainable Adventure Experiences: A Case Study of Trekking With World Expeditions

Case 18–3 Climate Change and Adventure Travel

Case 18–4 Planeterra and G Adventures

Case 18–5 Park and Community Impacts: Adventure Biking in Haleakala National Park

TRAIL MARKER 7—ADVENTURE DEBRIEF

Chapter 19—Adventure Programming and Travel: Transitioning Into the 21st Century With Future Opportunities and Challenges

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