Outdoor Adventures | Project Resources & Curriculum
Typically, there are three levels of Outdoor Adventure Projects in Arizona. Planning a hiking adventure with family and friends is featured in Level 1. Youth determine what to take, how to pack a backpack, read topographic maps and practice trail etiquette. Level 2 provides the challenges of pitching a tent, planning a menu, cooking outdoors, and practicing the principles of Leave No Trace Behind. Level 3 features multi-day back-packing trips; planning your trip, selecting and adjusting backpack equipment, selecting a backpack tent, choosing food for your adventure, sharing camping responsibilities and how to train for your backpacking event. To complete this project you must complete a minimum of six activities per level.
- Healthy Living Ambassadors Grand Canyon annual trip: Since 2015, Pima, Pinal, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties’ Healthy Living Ambassadors clubs have competed an annual hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
- James 4-H Camp hosts a number of outdoor adventures and is situated in Prescott National Forest
- Ideas for outdoor adventure project areas from Iowa State Cooperative Extension
- National 4-H Outdoor Adventures Curriculum
- For more activities related to Outdoor adventures projects, see the Wilderness Skills project page.
Updated: July 2022