Tree Climbing Facilitator’s Class

Facilitator’s Class

Little Girl ready to climbThe 20-hour facilitators’ course for tree climbing is limited to no more than three participants per instructor and is separate from other climbing courses. It is taught by appointment only.  It prepares experienced climbers (preferably those with more than six months of steady climbing experience) to operate group climbs either as a private contractor or for camps, churches, youth groups, schools and recreation departments. It is taught at Lake Sidney Lanier, Georgia. It can also be taught at your location if two or more suitable hardwood trees are legally available; travel and room/board costs for the instructors and for the shipping of training equipment must be borne by the students or their sponsoring organization. The course includes additional climbing, safety and rescue techniques; equipment requirements for small, medium and large programs; proper set-up of the climbing venue as either a stand-alone program or as an element of a larger challenge course program; and paperwork and management techniques. Trainees will be required to set up and run a 3-hour small-group climb as part of the facilitator training.  All participants must  complete the Basic Tree Climbing Course or demonstrate that they have adequately learned the basic climbing method and safety procedures on their own. The cost of the facilitator course is $400 a person (plus travel expenses), or $350 (plus travel expenses) for those with ACCT Level II certification.

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