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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

 

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