Challenge Courses

A course is defined as a series of activities, sometimes on or close to the ground (usually referred to as a low ropes course) and sometimes built on utility poles or trees, or in the rafters of a building (a high ropes course).


When arranging for training for summer camp staff, refer to the MCA Standards for Accreditation Manual to ensure your training meets the required standards. 


Recommended Service Providers can be found here.


ACCT (Association of Challenge Course Technicians) Level 1

  • Belaying, knots, staff access climbing systems & skills, belay set up

  • Rescue skills (basic)

  • Risk management skills

  • Develop competency in facilitation and programming


ACCT Level 2

  • Operation of specialized belay systems

  • Advanced rescue skills

  • Learn to develop Risk Management Plans, skills for daily course management

  • Advanced facilitation and programming skills


ACCT Level 3 (Course Manager)

  • Assess and evaluate own site

  • Assess and evaluate others site risk management plans and courses

  • Short term and long term facility development

  • Legal liability issues

  • Staff and program administration skills

  • Developing and facilitating own programs


Examples of Canadian Providers:


Additional Resources 


ACCT Standards Manual


For MCA member use only


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VISION - To be the recognized leader in the Manitoba camps community.

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