School Outdoor Leadership and Education Program (SOLE)

SOLE is designed to achieve the aims and objectives of Health and Physical Education agenda of the Central Board of Secondary Education. Adventure sports are great means of ensuring total health of participants, apart from building many life skills in the process and are universally acknowledged to play very important role in developing positive leaders. On SOLE Program courses, you will learn the core curriculum, which extensively covers adventure sports, activities and skills, leadership and teamwork, environmental studies, and risk management. Exposure and mastery of more specific adventure skills will depend on the SOLE level, ranging from rafting, and paragliding to mountaineering.

Our hands on, learn-by-doing approach means SOLE Program graduates get the skills they need to be competent, responsible wilderness travelers and explorers long after their course is over. What SOLE Program teaches cannot be learned in a classroom or on a city street; the wilderness provides the ideal setting to practice outdoor skills and develop leadership.

To progressively challenge students to raise the bar of own performance and standards and (based on level of proficiency acquired) to shift activity planning and conduct responsibility from instructor to participant, SOLE is designed at three levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. To build more measurable benchmarks, each SOLE level further has with in it two stages – 1 and 2.

COURSE CURRICULUM/ITINERARY
    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & SKILLS
  • Orienteering
  • Personal Survival
  • First Aid – life saving
  • Equipment care and selection
  • Low Rope and High Rope course
  • Climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Canyoning
  • Mountain biking
  • Expedition planning
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Bush craft
  • Adventure racing
  • Ration planning
  • Preparing nutritious meals using a camp stove and a fire
  • Staying warm and dry
  • Route-finding, navigation, map reading, compass use
  • Campsite selection, tent pitching and camping
  • Sanitation and waste disposal
  • Yoga (only integral to overnight and longer duration SOLE programs)

  • LEADERSHIP
  • Expedition behavior (pitch in, be positive, serve group goals, respect others, work as a team)
  • Competence
  • Communication
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Tolerance for adversity and uncertainty (maintain a good work ethic, step up to challenge, have physical and mental endurance)
  • Self-awareness
  • Vision & Action

  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • Leave No Trace camping and resource protection
  • Natural history
  • Pertinent regional environmental issues
  • Function, organization and local concerns of land management agencies
  • Sustainability of ecological, social, and economic systems
  • Wilderness ethics and practices for everyday life

  • RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Health and comfort maintenance
  • Wilderness injury prevention and treatment
  • Judgment: use past experience and knowledge to judge new situations
  • Group decision-making
  • Identify and mitigate subjective and objective risks
  • Emergency procedures

  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Backpacking
  • Climbing Wall
  • Cultural
  • Mule Packing
  • Lightweight Backpacking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Wilderness Medicine Mountain
  • Obstacle Course
  • Rock Craft
  • River Rafting

SOLE is designed to achieve the aims and objectives of Health and Physical Education agenda of the Central Board of Secondary Education. Adventure sports are great means of ensuring total health of participants, apart from building many life skills in the process and are universally acknowledged to play very important role in developing positive leaders. On SOLE Program courses, you will learn the core curriculum, which extensively covers adventure sports, activities and skills, leadership and teamwork, environmental studies, and risk management. Exposure and mastery of more specific adventure skills will depend on the SOLE level, ranging from rafting, and paragliding to mountaineering.

Our hands on, learn-by-doing approach means SOLE Program graduates get the skills they need to be competent, responsible wilderness travelers and explorers long after their course is over. What SOLE Program teaches cannot be learned in a classroom or on a city street; the wilderness provides the ideal setting to practice outdoor skills and develop leadership.

To progressively challenge students to raise the bar of own performance and standards and (based on level of proficiency acquired) to shift activity planning and conduct responsibility from instructor to participant, SOLE is designed at three levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. To build more measurable benchmarks, each SOLE level further has with in it two stages – 1 and 2.

COURSE CURRICULUM
    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & SKILLS
  • Orienteering
  • Personal Survival
  • First Aid – life saving
  • Equipment care and selection
  • Low Rope and High Rope course
  • Climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Canyoning
  • Mountain biking
  • Expedition planning
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Bush craft
  • Adventure racing
  • Ration planning
  • Preparing nutritious meals using a camp stove and a fire
  • Staying warm and dry
  • Route-finding, navigation, map reading, compass use
  • Campsite selection, tent pitching and camping
  • Sanitation and waste disposal
  • Yoga (only integral to overnight and longer duration SOLE programs)

  • LEADERSHIP
  • Expedition behavior (pitch in, be positive, serve group goals, respect others, work as a team)
  • Competence
  • Communication
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Tolerance for adversity and uncertainty (maintain a good work ethic, step up to challenge, have physical and mental endurance)
  • Self-awareness
  • Vision & Action

  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • Leave No Trace camping and resource protection
  • Natural history
  • Pertinent regional environmental issues
  • Function, organization and local concerns of land management agencies
  • Sustainability of ecological, social, and economic systems
  • Wilderness ethics and practices for everyday life

  • RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Health and comfort maintenance
  • Wilderness injury prevention and treatment
  • Judgment: use past experience and knowledge to judge new situations
  • Group decision-making
  • Identify and mitigate subjective and objective risks
  • Emergency procedures

  • TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Backpacking
  • Climbing Wall
  • Cultural
  • Mule Packing
  • Lightweight Backpacking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Wilderness Medicine Mountain
  • Obstacle Course
  • Rock Craft
  • River Rafting