ACCT Newsletter 2024-03-21

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Announcement: ACCT State of the Association Live Event!
Join us for the 2023 - 2024 ACCT State of the Association Meeting, a virtual gathering designed to celebrate our achievements in 2023 and share our vision for the future. Per Association bylaws this will serve as our Annual General Meeting.

This online event will feature a mix of live content and pre-recorded information, providing a comprehensive overview of the Association for Challenge Course Technology's accomplishments and plans.

Key Highlights:
  • Year in Review: learn about some of the milestones and successes of ACCT in 2023
  • Live Q&A: Engage with ACCT leadership during live Q&A. 
    • Have your questions answered and gain insights into the decision-making processes that drive our association forward.
  • Future Initiatives: Learn about upcoming projects, initiatives, and strategic plans aimed at enhancing the challenge course, zip line, and aerial adventure park industry.
  • Committee Spotlights: Celebrate the achievements of our committees and their contributions to the industry through pre-recorded segments.
  • Association Finances: Get an overview of the financial health and stewardship of our organization.
Event Details:
  • Date: April 10th, 2024
  • Time: 4:00 PM MT USA
  • Platform: Path LMS our New Learning Management System 
  • Registration: Please register to join the live event here.
Recording Access:
We understand that schedules can be busy, so we'll be recording the session. Even if you can't attend live, registering for the event ensures access to the recording via our LMS.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay informed and engaged with the happenings within ACCT. Mark your calendars, register now, and join us for this important event!

Reminder / Request: We want your feedback on the work of the Qualified Course Professional revision task force. Materials can be found here.

Submit your Feedback

Call For Presenters Is Live Now!

Our conference will take place in Cleveland, OH, USA, January 22-26, 2025 and is the premiere event welcoming leaders, practitioners, and change-makers from all around the world to collaborate and learn from the best! 

Here are the different tracks we are offering in 45, 60, and 90 minute time slots:
  • Certifications/Trainings/Pre-Conference/Post-Conference (CERT, PRE, POST)
  • Facilitation and Programming (FP)
  • Industry and Business (IB)
  • Open Forum (FORUM)
  • Operations and Management (OM)
  • Technical (TT)
  • Training (TR)
The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2024.  

You may be asking “Why is the deadline when it is?” Well, there are a plethora of logistics that need to be worked out in advance and that takes a lot of coordination with multiple people and venues. Scheduling the sessions for the event itself can be very time consuming because of the numerous things to consider. Some of these things include: meeting room size, room setup, set changes between sessions, AV requirements, tech support needs, and more. We also try to lock in the schedule as early as possible to allow potential attendees to know what is being offered so they can prepare budgets in a timely manner.

We realize this deadline is several months earlier than the actual conference and that things are rapidly changing in our industry. However, please note that the more information you can provide in your initial submission the easier it is for us to make decisions about if it should be offered or not. 

If you're interested in submitting a topic for us to consider, your proposal can be submitted via Session Board here. You can also use the portal to keep up to date on the status of your submissions. If approved, you'll receive a list of tasks to complete.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at

Florida Qualified Inspector- ACCT's Support
In our ongoing efforts to inform our community about Florida's statutes and help you comply with their requests, we've prepared a process that should help inspectors apply to become a Florida Qualified Inspector.

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The Spring Virtual Inspector Certification Testing Event is now accepting applications!

Inspector Certification Prep Course:

  1. Date: Monday, April 22nd, 2024
  2. Time: 8:00 AM MST - 3:00 PM MST
  3. Prep Course Registration due by: April 15th, 2024

Inspector Certification Exam:

  1. Date: April 25th 2024
  2. Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST
  3. Applications are due by: April 5th, 2024
  4. $150 Late Fees will take effect from April 6th- April 12th, 2024.
  5. No applications will be accepted after April 12th.

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Career Postings from

Challenge Course Site Manager

Become a leader of outdoor education with Outward Bound California as our Challenge Course Site Manager. From our high & low ropes course in McLaren Park, you'll overlook the San Francisco Bay & surrounding cityscape, all while instilling courage, confidence, and compassion in our participants. 

Accounting Manager

Join our team! Synergo offers design, construction, programs, training, inspection and consulting in the field of outdoor aerial adventures. We are currently looking for an Accounting Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the accounting operations and financial activities of the company.

Aerial Adventure Tour Guide

Sheet'ka Treetop Adventures, located in beautiful Sitka, AK, is the newest branch of Synergo and NW Adventure's family of aerial adventure parks. Join us in inviting each guest to enjoy the natural environment, engage in new challenges and make memories with friends and loved ones.

Adventure Park Manager

Gunstock Mountain Resort, located in the heart of the Winnipesaukee Lakes Region of NH, is looking for an Adventure Park Manager to join our team. Position is full-time, year-round with medical, dental, PTO, retirement plan with employer match, plus generous resort discounts and ski passes. 

Program Associate - Timber Challenge (Year Round, Full Time)

From team building to ziplines, maintaining world-class recreational activities is as important to Camp Timber-lee as providing quality programs and great service. Join a Timber Challenge team that helps manage adventure courses and recreational opportunities in a spectacular ministry setting. 

Seasonal Course Manager

Manage Alaska Adventure Park, focusing on operations, staff leadership, and ensuring visitor satisfaction. Oversee safety protocols, develop new adventure programs, and engage with the community. Requires passion for outdoor recreation and strong leadership skills. 

Zipline Manager

Date Needed: 04-01-2024; Organization: Pipestem Adventures; City: Pipestem; State/Province/Region: West Virginia Primary Category: Operations Type of Position: Seasonal; Education Requirements: High School / GED; Salary: $20.00+ depending on qualifications;