AWPE Courses

AWPE 201 Indoor Gym Climbing

Course Description

The Indoor Gym Climbing course is offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Instructors are other Earlham students who are experienced in top-rope climbing, bouldering, as well as safety and risk management. For the first 5 weeks of the semester, students meet as a class to recieve training on climbing and belay technique. The course concludes with each student completing 10 hours of climbing outside of class time before the end of the semester. Indoor Gym Climbing is .5 credits and counts towards the Wellness requirements in General Education.

Fall 2014 Monay Syllabus
Fall 2014 Tuesday Syllabus
Fall 2014 Wednesday Syllabus

AWPE 202 Lap Climbing

Course Description

The Lap Climbing course is offered on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. It is intended to help climbers gain strength, enhance climbing technique, and to promote enthusiasm for the sport of rock climbing. To receive credit, participants must attend all classes and complete the mile trial (212 laps) outside of class.

Fall 2014 Syllabus

AWPE 204 Outdoor Rock Climbing

Course Description

The Outdoor Rock Climbing is an introductory course intended to provide a positive experience of outdoor climbing. The course will involve a Pre-Trip meeting and a 4-day trip to Devils Lake, Wisconsin (Oct 15-19). Course instructors are fellow Earlham students who have a passion for climbing and additional training through other courses including Outdoor Trip Leadership, Wilderness First Responder, and Outdoor Rock Instructor. The trip corresponds with the College's Early Semester Break, which usually falls around mid-October and equates to about 4 days of climbing. Rock Climbing is .5 credits and counts towards the Wellness requirements in General Education. IMPORTANT: The mandatory pre-trip meeting will be at the Outdoor Education Center on September 1st at 12 P.M.

Fall 2014 Syllabus

AWPE 207-1 Backpacking

Course Description

Backpacking is an introductory course open to students who want to enjoy the simple pleasures of hiking and cooking outside. Course instructors are fellow Earlham students who have a passion for backpacking and additional training through other courses including Outdoor Trip Leadership and Wilderness First Responder. The trip corresponds with the College's Early Semester Break (Oct 15-19) and equates to about 4 nights on trail. Destinations for previous trips have included trails within Hoosier National Forest and Dolly Sods Wilderness (West Virginia). Backpacking is .5 credits and counts towards the Wellness requirements in General Education. IMPORTANT: The mandatory pre-trip meeting will be at the Outdoor Education Center on September 2nd at 12 P.M.

Fall 2014 Syllabus

AWPE 207-2 Backpacking Instructor

Course Description

Backpacking Instructor is an intermediate course open to students who are interested in becoming a backpacking instructor for the Outdoor Education program. Course topics include, but are not limited to: Site Management, Travel Technique, Risk Management, Leadership Styles, Group Dynamics, and program policies and procedures. The trip corresponds with the College's Early Semester Break (Oct 15-19) and equates to about 4 nights on trail. Possible destinations include Hoosier National Forest, Dolly Sods Wilderness, and Red River Gorge. Backpacking Instructor is .5 credits and counts toward the Wellness requirements in General Education. IMPORTANT: The mandatory pre-trip meeting will be at the Outdoor Education Center on September 3rd at 12 P.M.

Fall 2014 Syllabus

AWPE 300 Canoe Instructor

Course Description

This course will travel to a nearby location to practice American Canoe Association Level 1 canoeing skills and group management. Students will have the opportunity to complete an ACA L1 skills assessment at the end of the course. This trip will involve a pre-trip meeting and a weekend paddling trip to a river or lake in Indiana. Trip Dates: September 12-14. Canoe Instructor is .5 credits and counts towards the Wellness requirements in General Education. IMPORTANT: The mandatory pre-trip meeting will be at the Outdoor Education Center on September 4th at 12pm. 

Fall 2014 Syllabus
ACA Level 1 Skill Assessment

AWPE 300 Outdoor Rock Instructor

Course Description

The Outdoor Rock Instructor course is intended to give participants the skills necessary to safely venture into the field of outdoor rock climbing. Students will gain the knowledge necessary to set up top rope anchors from natural and artificial placements, learn the basics of sport climbing and leading fundamentals, as well as an introduction to traditional climbing. The course is intended for students with previous indoor climbing experience. The class will compose of five mandatory sessions, a day trip to John Bryan State Park, and a weekend trip to the Red River Gorge.

Spring Syllabus coming soon!

Dog Sledding

Course Description

Offered during winter break, the Dog sledding takes students to Ely, Minnesota, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Staff at Voyageur Outward Bound School outfit and lead students for a trip of a lifetime. Earlham's Field Programs Coordinatior will meet students on campus in Richmond and drive to and from the base together. Dogsledding is .5 credits and counts towards the Wellness requirement in General Education.

Winter Syllabus coming soon!

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