Training matters. A well built course with poorly trained staff is of little use. The better trained your staff are, the higher the program quality they can deliver to your clients. Good training is also the key to a safe program. When staff members are well trained, they better understand both the risks inherent in an activity and how the activity can benefit clients. Matching risk and benefit leads to more fun and more effective programs.
Whether you are a manager assuring staff have the correct skills or a practitioner striving to improve your craft, we have the trainings to meet your needs.
Our trainings are taught by experienced practitioners who are passionate about challenge course.
- New Facilitator Training (Level I)
- Skilled Facilitator Training (Level II)
- Challenge Course Manager
- Master Facilitator Classes
Trainings specific to the needs of your program can be conducted on your challenge course site. Trainings leading to Certification are conducted on in Bellevue and Pierce County.
Certification is available for practitioners and we STRONGLY encourage facilitators and managers to pursue Certification.
New Facilitator Training
New Facilitator Training is for people who have an interest in challenge courses and who want to learn to operate them. This training requires no prior experience. Learn how to use low and high challenge course activities like the mohowk walk and the low wild woozy. Learn to safely lead people though the Vertical Play Pen and the Cat Walk. Use games and portable activities to introduce and close the day. This is a 4 day 40 hour training and can be taught at either our Bellevue Challenge Course site or your site. The experience of this training prepares participants to take a Level 1 certifictaion exam.
Skilled Facilitator Traininging
After working as a practitioner for a year or more, you may want to add to your skills. The two part Skilled Facilitator Training teaches experienced practititioners to use more activities and to change the way they use the ones they know. The first part of is about being a better more effective facilitator. For example, learn to use the Whale Watch for the specific communication needs of each client. This training is great for expeience camp staff or facilitators who what to take their game to the next level.
Because this training is so complex, we break it into two parts. Part one is the low course and facilitation skills and is treated over 3 days. Part two is a high course rescue training where participants learn to use a wide variety of rescue tools to allow them to increase the safety of participants on the course.
Completing both sections of this training prepares participants to take a level II ACCT certification exam.
Challenge Course Manager
Challenge Courses need skilled and experienced managers who assure that the program is operated to the ACCT standards to assure your program has the systems in place to provice the best programs. Good systems also allow programs to offer the best programs and to have the highest level of assurance that they can successfuly defend a leagal challenge. This training is different from other challenge course manager trainings in that during this training, managers will not only learn about best practices in managing course and the ACCT Operational Trainings but they will update there practices and policies. At the end of this training, your program will have a updated policies and local operating procedures you can stand behind.