Off Campus PE Credit

OC-PE Spring Curriculum

Oceans, Rivers, Trails, Rock, and Streams
•Basic foundation of skill set introduced:
*ACA Stand Up Paddling
*ACA Kayaking
*ACA Canoeing
Trip Planning
Expedition Gear and Provisions
Backcountry Cooking
Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking
Ultimate Frisbee
Motorized boats vs. non motorized boats
Sailing (Catamaran)
Turn around don’t drown
Wind and water: understanding Cubic Feet per Second, flash flood
and water classification system
Weather Forecasting
Safety: Prevention, Recognition, Response in urban,
wilderness, land and water environments.
Environmental Ethics (See Requirements for Adventure Based
Environmental Stewardship, Conservation, Ecology and Learning).
Local Flora and Fauna
History of areas explored
Utilizing designated parkland and public park space for
recreation at the –local, -county, -state, and, -national level.
Trip planning, expeditionist behavior, provisions, and gear
Developing Emergency Action Plan
Leave No Trace Ethics Teen Program

*All paddling programs follow the official American Canoe Association curriculum and are taught by official ACA certified instructors of The Expedition School. For more information, go to:

Website References:

Book Assignments:
Dr. Seuss’s: The Lorax
Wilderness Skills and Ethics
Encounters with the Arch Druid – by John McPhee
Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon

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