AICS: Advanced Skills & Management


These workshops have been postponed until 2017.
If you have additional questions please email registration@pa.org

Please note that each 2-day session of this Institute will include one evening session to provide opportunities for additional learning, reflection, dialogue and activity experiences.

Session 3: Advanced Skills & Management

Goals:

  • Learn essential skills needed for managing a camp Challenge Course program.
  • Techniques for supervising belayers and belay assistants.
  • Review Standard Operating Procedures for specialty elements i.e. Swing Shot, Zip Wire, Flying Squirrel.*
  • Learn and practice various methods of instructor access.
  • Understand basic rescue technique.
  • Understand what the Emergency Action Plan is for a challenge course.
  • How to avoid situations where a rescue is needed.
  • Focus on ‘emotional rescues’.
  • Learn how to document skills for camp adventure staff/assistants.
  • Understand the importance of having, and techniques for writing Local Operating Procedures.

*as time, need and available elements allow

PREREQUISITES: PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER (ACA QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM DIRECTOR) AND A COMPETENT BELAYER OR ATTEND SESSION TWO OF THE INSTITUTE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THIS SESSION.

Logistics:

  • $390 – Workshop prices include lunch.
  • On-site lodging is available and reservations/payments for lodging are made directly with Camp Becket.

Other Important Information:

  • For this session, participants must bring their camp/organizations’ harnesses, belay device(s) and helmets in order to be trained on equipment they will be using. These must be less than 10 years old and pass a visual inspection.
  • Upon registration, applicants will be sent a questionnaire to complete with more information about their camp program.

How to Register:

  • Online:
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  • Phone:  (800) 468-8898 or (978) 524-4555
  • Email:  registration@pa.org
  • Fax:  Download a workshop registration form and fax to 978-524-4501. NOTE: You must have Acrobat Reader to access this file. If you do not, you can download it for free from Adobe’s website.
  • Are you waiting for approval to attend or can’t commit with a payment at this time? No worries, we still want to hear from you! Call or email us and we can put you on the waiting list.
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