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This 40-hour program (5 days) provides the essential technical and facilitation skills for challenge course facilitation.

This advanced level training requires practitioners to have prior basic level training and experience on challenge courses. Participants will receive extensive training on skills necessary to safely and effectively operate low, high and specialty elements. Instruction will delve deeper into the content based on the practitioner’s experience, exposure and prior training. Attention is intentionally given to time on task and skills practice.

TRAINING TOPICS

PROGRAM SKILLS

  • Learn variations of basic activities to expand your use of games, initiatives, low elements and high elements.
  • Increase your knowledge of experiential and social-emotional learning strategies to build a better program sequence and challenge gradient.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Quick overview of knots, appropriate use and maintenance of equipment, belay techniques.
  • Access and egress of high elements (self-belayed climbing and self-lowering).
  • Skills for conducting in-house inspections.
  • Examine skills required to operate complex challenge course elements and activities.

RESCUE SKILLS

  • Learn and practice high course rescue techniques including belay escapes, 4:1 assisted lifts and cutaway rescues.
  • Review best practices for implementing emergency action plans.

FACILITATION SKILLS

  • Study higher-level skills and concepts necessary to build healthy organizations and teams.
  • Explore leader competencies and coaching techniques helpful in working with less experienced/trained staff.

TRAINING INFO

COURSE LENGTH: 5 days (40 hours) | * The course offered at Camp Pecometh (DEC 15-18) is a 4 day format.
FORMAT: Hybrid, in-person & online
CERTIFICATION: 1 day (8 hours); certification lasts for 3 years
PREREQUISITE FOR CERT: 80 hours of training by a qualified person (40 hours of Level I plus 40 hours of Level II) and 200 hours of challenge course program delivery logged in a practitioner portfolio.

PRICE

  • $750 (training, certification, meals and lodging)
  • $575 (training only, meals and lodging)
  • $175 (certification only, and lunch)

DATES

NOV 6-11, 2017   |   YMCA Camp Seymour, Gig Harbor, WA
DEC 15-18, 2017|   Camp Pecometh, Centreville, MD
APR 16-21, 2018   |   YMCA Camp Seymour, Gig Harbor, WA
NOV 5-10, 2018   |   YMCA Camp Seymour, Gig Harbor, WA

PRE-TRAINING COURSE WORK

There is pre-training coursework required; this information will be sent once you are registered.
The coursework must be completed prior to your arrival for training on the first day.
 

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

Contact Maria Osborne 206-348-3942   |    office@nwteambuilding.com