Project Adventure, Inc. | 719 Cabot St. | Beverly, MA 01915 Registration@pa.org 978.524.4555

Challenge Course Operations

Adventure
Programming

This is our comprehensive foundational workshop designed for any individual who is excited to learn the basics of adventure and experiential education. During this workshop, the techniques needed to begin programming using games, initiatives, low and high elements are introduced and explored. How you teach and what you teach will forever be changed after taking this dynamic workshop.

Adventures in Low Elements

This is our intermediate workshop for individuals looking to explore the many different low elements. During this workshop, discover the variety of ways to use even a single low element. Whether a big course or a small one, this workshop can help you get the most out of the low elements that you have!


Technical Skills Intensive

This is our intermediate workshop for those who have an introductory technical knowledge, either from taking the Adventure Programming or the Adventure Based Counseling workshop, or the equivalent experience. During this workshop, expect to bring your introductory technical skills to the next level. Ideal for experienced facilitators and those looking to expand their knowledge of technical systems.

Advanced Skills & Standards

This is the premier technical workshop in the field created to update the advanced practitioner or build the skills of the intermediate technical participant. This is an opportunity to fine tune one’s critical skills and practice the rescue of actual people. An ideal opportunity to learn and practice the skills and knowledge needed before taking the Practitioner Certification Level 2.

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Adventure Program Management

This is our advanced workshop designed to expand the knowledge of the individuals responsible for managing adventure programs and/or challenge courses. This is an opportunity to gain critical skills to efficiently manage the logistics, safety, and risk involved in operating an adventure program of any size or shape. Whether you are just beginning your management career, or are a seasoned veteran, this workshop will give you an in-depth look at risk management.


Certification Exam
Level 1 Practitioner

The Level 1 Practitioner Certification is designed for individuals who operate standard introductory activities, low challenge course activities and initiatives and standard high challenge course activities.  This entry-level certification is offered to individuals who have completed 7 days or 70 hours of training and have demonstrated competence in basic program knowledge and technical skills. Candidates must also be able to document a minimum of 25 challenge course program facilitation days.

Certification Exam
Level 2 Practitioner

This level of certification requires additional training as well as broader program knowledge, theoretical understanding, and technical skills. In addition to the competencies of Level 1, Level 2 certification requires training in challenge course rescue procedures, the ability to safely operate climbing towers, and other more complex high challenge course activities. These candidates often supervise other less experienced challenge course staff.

Challenge Course
Manager Exam

This certification is designed for program directors, course managers and others who have program management responsibilities. Candidates must have completed and hold current Level 2 certification to be eligible for Challenge Course Manager (CCM) Certification. Candidates must be able to document a minimum of 14 days of training and 200 program days of challenge course facilitation experience.