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WHEN AND WHY DO

PEOPLE ENGAGE IN THE


MENTIONED ACTIVITIES?
WHAT IS THE COMMON
FACTOR AMONG THEM?
NATURE AND
BACKGROUND OF
OUTDOOR RECREATION
isan organized activities done
during one’s free time for his/her
own personal reasons, where an
interaction between man and
an element of nature is present.
A DAY CAN BE DIVIDED INTO 3
PARTS ACCORDING TO
CLAYNE R. JENSEN

1. EXISTENCE TIME
2. SUBSISTENCE TIME
3. FREE TIME
Recreation
derived from Latin word
recreare which means
to be refreshed.
recreational activities
depend on one’s
interests, pursuits, and
needs
“Outdoors”

 includes
the natural environment and
resources which comprises the land,
water, wildlife, vegetation, open space,
and scenery
 may be in their most natural state or
“semi-natural state” state, which is a
state where it had gone through some
human modification but has retained
its natural features.
Different Outdoor
Recreational
Activities:
MOUNTAINEERING
TREKKING/ HIKING
CAMPING
ROCK CLIMBING
MOUNTAIN BIKING
ORIENTEERING
PICNIC
BIRD-WATCHING
SWIMMING
SNORKELING
Apo Island Dumaguete

DIVING
SURFING
RAFTS AT KAWASAN FALLS

BAMBOO RAFTING
KAYAKING
FISHING
SAILING
SKYDIVING
PARAGLIDING
BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR
RECREATION
PHYSICAL HEALTH BENEFITS
PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
SOCIAL BENEFITS
ECONOMIC BENEFITS
SPIRITUAL BENEFITS
Positive outdoor experiences can
stir up spiritual values. Being one
with nature brings certain calmness
within a person. It strengthens an
individual as it heals, rejuvenates,
and soothes the body and soul.
Direction: Identify the following statement and write
your answer on your answer sheet.
1. The Latin word for recreation.
2. It is organized activities done during one’s free
time for his/her own personal reasons, where an
interaction between man and an element of nature
is present.
3. It includes the natural environment and resources
which comprises the land, water, wildlife,
vegetation, open space, and scenery.
4. Engaging in outdoor recreational activities helps
people to rest, relax, de-stress or unwind, and feel
revitalized.
5. Time spent for biological needs.
Answer Key

1. Recreare
2. Outdoor recreation
3. Outdoors
4. Psycho-emotional benefit
5. Existence time
Assignment

Answer the following questions in


your Notebook.

1. One need to be athletic to be able to


participate in outdoor activities?

2. What are the important things that


should be remembered when
participating in an outdoor recreational
activity?