- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 21. Adventure-Based Education
- Section 20. Program.
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AS 47.21.020. Program.
- (a) An adventure-based education program must include provisions for the following phases:
- (1) Phase I: Basic Skills Learning
- (A) physical conditioning: running, hiking, swimming, and other related activities;
- (B) technical training: the use of specialized tools and equipment, camping, cooking, map reading, navigation, life
saving, drown proofing, and solo survival;
- (C) safety training: first aid skills, emergency care, preventative medicine, nutrition, health, and personal hygiene
- (D) team training: rescue techniques, evacuation exercises, and fire fighting;
- (E) solo: solitary living for a short period with minimal equipment;
- (F) interpersonal skills training: coping skills, individual and group problem solving, and societal communication skills;
- (G) culturally relevant activities: traditional modes of subsistence living, travelling and surviving in wilderness areas
and communities in the state, and cross-cultural experiences;
- (2) Phase II: Skills Generalization
- (A) vocational counseling and placement;
- (B) family and interpersonal counseling;
- (C) community systems utilization: transportation, community services systems, and community problem solving.
- (b) Criteria for adventure-based education programs shall be established by the Department of Health and Social Services
and must include provisions for
- (1) staff members with background experience in Outward Bound, NOLS, Alaska Wilderness Experience, Inc., or other similar
wilderness skills programs or indigenous cultural experience;
- (2) minimum program standards.
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