Project Adventure, Inc. - Technical Skills Intensive
pre-requisite for PA’s Level 1, Level 2 and CCM exams
Technical Skills Intensive is Project Adventure’s intermediate workshop for those who have an introductory technical knowledge, either from taking our Adventure Programming or workshop or the equivalent experience. It is ideal for experienced facilitators and those looking to expand their knowledge of technical systems and prepare for taking the Practitioner Certification Level 1 exam. Participants will: Build on existing skills in knot-tying, belaying and belay team management, spotting, and general facilitation of low and high challenge course elements; Gain a working knowledge of the applications, storage, cleaning, and retirement for a variety of equipment including harnesses, helmets, carabiners and other connectors, belay devices, ropes, self-belay lanyards, and belay set-ups (pulleys, SRDs); Learn and practice self-belayed climbing and other methods of course access as well as descending techniques; Learn more advanced challenge course set-up and take-down procedures including gear retrieval and demonstrate the ability to establish a belay system utilizing pulleys, shear reduction devices, and appropriate connectors and anchorages; Learn Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a variety of high and low challenge course elements including more advanced high element SOPs for Zip Wire, Pamper Pole/Plank, and Flying Squirrel and low element SOPs for swinging and cabled elements, the 12’ Initiative Wall, and the Trust Fall; Review industry norms and standards (e.g., MA DPS & other state regulations, ACCT standards) and gain an understanding of basic risk management concerns relative to challenge course operations.