Summer 2013 quarter
- Christopher Ertman , Rob Healy
- Fields of Study
- outdoor leadership and education
- Preparatory for studies or careers in
- outdoor education, experiential education, leadership
Interested in how people communicate in groups? The various ways groups solve problems? Do you enjoy challenges with elements of risk and supporting others in these situations? This training will give you the skills to facilitate group activities on a challenge course. All the facilitation skills—leadership, communication, planning, and group management—needed to lead group activities on a high and low ropes challenge course will be covered. All sessions will involve participation, lecture, discussion, and practical hands on application.
The CCP1 (Challenge Course Practitioner Level 1) course will teach and instruct all facilitators by the standards and guidelines of the ACCT (Association of Challenge Course Technology). Each class session will focus on different aspects involved within the daily operations of a challenge and ropes course. Participants can expect to learn the history of experiential education; program and curriculum development for both large and small groups; technical skills for high, low, and portable low elements; group facilitation skills with emphasis on sequencing, frontloading, and debriefing of groups; equipment inspection; and more.
This hands-on class will include lectures, workshops, and challenge activities both indoors and outside on the campus challenge course. Students will be expected to lead class members and give constructive feedback to peers. Mastery of the material will be assessed through both written and experiential tests that simulate actual scenarios.
This site-specific training allows participants the option of volunteering or becoming an Evergreen State College Challenge Course Facilitator Level 1.
- Advertised Schedule
- 9a-1p Tue/Thu (Jun. 25 - Jul. 25)
- Online Learning
- No Required Online Learning
- Greener Store
- Required Fees
- $150 for supplies and equipment replacement
- Offered During
|March 14th, 2013||Added to the summer catalog on Mar. 14, 2013|