Date

6-2011

Degree Name

BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Department

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration Department

Advisor(s)

Jeffrey Jacobs

Abstract

Each day people are suffering some type of a disorder - physically, emotionally, mentally, or psychologically. With every new discovery, invention, and generation, both positive and negative affect comes with it. In the 21st century, many individuals are under much pressure due to divorces, deaths, family dysfunctions, finances, cultural expectations, pollution, and high work demands. The basis of this research is to assess the benefits and impact of a ropes course and teambuilding activities have on participants, which leisure activity may potentially improve one’s health. The study was conducted at Chumash Challenge during the spring and summer of 2010 in San Luis Obispo, California. The Evaluator took 120 subjects and tested the benefits and impact of the ropes course and teambuilding activities. At the end of the study, results revealed that Chumash Challenge Ropes Course impacted the participants at an emotional and social level. The data revealed which activities had a great impact on the participants and which did not. Recommendations were made to Chumash Challenge of which activities to keep and the area to place more emphasis on. Leisure activity is highly affective in improving one’s health.

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