The Outdoor Recreation and Creation Care Floor is an intentional living learning community, rooted in the mission of Calvin residence life, that is committed to growing intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally through wilderness based experiences, engaging conversation about environmental issues, and actively participating in environmental stewardship and sustainable living.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY: Floor members will develop strong relationships with floor mates and leadership that encourages spiritual growth, Christian disciplines, and personal development. For further explanation please see the residence life learning outcomes that can be found here: http://www.calvin.edu/housing/about/
WILDERNESS SKILLS: Floor members will gain the necessary proficiencies to become competent in executing wilderness and outdoor recreation based trips.
LEADERSHIP: Floor members will develop leadership skills through opportunities to lead and co-lead outdoor recreation based trips; floor, residence hall and campus-wide leadership opportunities, and local service learning experiences. Students are expected to teach and learn with one another through critical thinking, reflection, and group discussion concerning environmental issues and sustainable practices through small group meetings.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING: Floor members will discover the impact and benefits of intentional sustainable living, healthy habits, and enriching group discussion.
Wilderness Pursuits (PER-138) offers an introduction to minimum impact camping and wilderness skills essential for carrying out safe trips and expeditions to backcountry and wilderness areas. The course will introduce wilderness topics that include equipment, dress, navigation, shelter, backcountry kitchen, weather, emergency procedures, sanitation, travel technique, and trip planning and preparation. Along with the backcountry living and travel skills content, this class will also feature an introduction to river canoeing and rock climbing. The class will require an overnight trip to the Manistee National Forest and other off-campus trips. There will be a course fee of $75.
Meetings will occur every other Sunday and consist of two different formats (A and B). A-meetings focus on communal eating, while learning a new topic. B-meetings discuss the topic in order to grow not only individually, but also grow closer as a community. The idea is to reflect on the topic throughout the week.
5:30pm floor homemade meal
6:00pm business (related to life on and off the floor)
End at 7:30pm
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Business, Reading, Small Group, Prayer