High 5 Adventure Learning Center - Adventure Basics: Level 1 Training

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
9:00 AM (MDT)
to Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 5:00 PM (MDT)

Our five-day Adventure Basics training is your gateway to adventure education and challenge course programming skills. Participants will learn both the basic technical skills of operating a challenge course as well as the facilitation skills essential to sequencing a program to maximize learning outcomes with participants.

Adventure Basics provides an important first step for both understanding the flow and interplay of a group experience and for learning the skills to run an effective challenge course program. This workshop will help you prepare and review for the Level 1 Challenge Course Practitioner Certification exam. (Testing is optional: you must register for the exam separately.)

This workshop will include:
-Essential challenge course skills for the operation of low and high-challenge course elements including spotting skills training, equipment use, knot tying, belay skills, and risk management techniques plus standard operating procedures.
-A wide variety of icebreakers, warm-ups, cooperative games, and problem-solving exercises
-How to create a positive environment for learning, positive group norms, and reflection/processing techniques
-Curriculum development ideas: selecting and sequencing activities for optimal outcomes with different groups.