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All recreational facilities are closed until further notice in accordance with the Governor’s request.

Facilitator Training

Everyone can benefit from training! By enrolling in this training, you'll develop leadership, communication, planning, and group management skills. All sessions involve participation, lecture, discussion, experiential, and practicum modes to meet all learning styles. Some examples of past participants include Student Affairs Professionals, Camp Staff, Teachers, Trainers, Coaches, Counselors and Therapists, and all of our current staff. 

Training Courses

We offer two types of training through the challenge program. Both are for the Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1)

The Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1) - Low only

Training Dates: Saturday, August 8th &  Sunday, August 9th 

  • 20-hour training includes experiential education theory, facilitation practice, and lots of activities to do with your groups.
  • Price: $40 ($119.00 non-members)

Pre-requisities: None 

The Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1) - Low/High

Training Dates: TBD 

  • 40-hour training includes all subjects from low only training, as well as inspecting, belaying, and running high elements.
  • Price: $60 ($149.00 non-members)

Pre-requisites: CCP1

 

Training Details

The training runs congruently and follows the standards as set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). They are designed for the beginner facilitator and cover frontloading, debriefing, and sequencing of activities. The technical skills covered in this training include spotting, belaying, access climbing, and gear inspections. At the end of the training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program but is required to be hired.

Disclaimer: This training offers a qualification rather than a certification. Ropes course managers taking this course will not be provided with a certification in CCP1, as WSU is not a Professional Vendor Member through ACCT.  

Training occurs early in the fall semester over the course of two weekends, and immediately after spring semester during the week after finals as well as a week during summer. If the training link isn't listed, email arturo.gavilanes@wsu.edu for upcoming training dates.

Application process:

Direct emails to: matt.wagner@wsu.edu

Deadline: Sunday, July 19 (priority), rolling admissions/space permitting thereafter

Due to the historic high popularity of this course, and the fact that this course serves a major role in recruitment for UREC Adventure Facilitators, we are encouraging those with outdoor experience, a desire to lead groups in the outdoors, and motivation for professional development to register for this course. If you are interested in working for UREC as an Adventure Facilitator, or wanting the experience for professional/leadership development, please submit a resume, trip log/outline of outdoor experience, and cover letter to the contact provided above. We will then review application material and send the registration link to those who are selected. Participation in the course does not guarantee employment. 

* Prior to be hired as an Adventure Facilitator, applicants must possess and present: a valid driver's licenseproof of a personal automobile insurance policy, and a drivers abstract/record without any of the following in the past three years. 

  • Suspension/revocation of license
  • Negligent or reckless driving conviction
  • conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance
  • Any vehicle-related felony conviction
  • Criminal determination as "at fault" in an accident

Registration Ends August 8

Challenge Course Facilitator Training Level 1 (Spotted Activities/Low Course Only)

Aug 8 - Aug 9 in SRC Backyard Challenge Course
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$40 - $119
 
 
Training dates are: Saturday, August 8th & Sunday, August 9th 9am-5pm each day All sessions must be attended in their entirety. The Challenge Course Practitioner (CCP) Level I (site-specific) training is designed for anyone who wants to know more about facilitation. This training is in accordance with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards and covers front loading, debriefing, and sequencing of activities. At the end of this training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can either lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program. If hired after successful completion of training and interviewing, our facilitators benefit from a great deal of professional development and personal growth. Facilitators can expect to hone their skills in group management and leadership, effective communication, guiding meaningful discussions, rapport-building, and developing self-confidence in themselves and others. Full refunds available until registration deadline, April 19 at midnight. 50% refunds until April 27, 5:00 pm, no refunds thereafter. This training is moderately intensive, both physically and intellectually. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht, 335-8732, at least one week in advance for reasonable accommodation. NOTE: We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity to determine any potential conditions that may adversely affect your participation. Activities may involve running, lifting, bending, balancing, and climbing.