The 20-hour Facilitator’s Class for Tree Climbing programs 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 to operate group climbs either as a private contractor or for camps, churches, youth groups, schools and recreation departments. It is normally taught at Lake Sidney Lanier, Georgia, but can be taught at your location if two or more healthy, mature hardwoods are legally available. 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 as a high ropes facilitator.
Note: For training at your site there is a minimum of 2 students required.