Workshops, Trainings, & Certifications

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Adventure Designs currently offers the following workshops and trainings:

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Workshops & Trainings

Our trainings and workshops are offered at our southeastern U.S. base sites, and may also be brought directly to you. Contact us at (615) 569-1727 (or Email ) for dates and registration, or to arrange for a custom-designed program in your area.


Adventure Designs is accredited by the Association for Challenge Course Technology to offer certification for practitioners at all levels.  Please note that certain requirements must be met by individuals seeking certification and the criteria for each level is established in the current ACCT Practitioner Certification Standards. An important point to note is that trainings are not certifications, though a training may be an important component of the certification process. If you have any questions regarding certification please contact us at the number above.

4-Day Condensed Certification Training

(Practitioner Levels 1 and 2)
See "Foundations" (below) for description.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8 am through Saturday, May 12 (We'll end early afternoon so you can get home for Mother's Day.)

St. Columba Memphis 
4577 Billy Maher Rd, Memphis, TN 38135

(4 days.)
Email to register

OR: Register now at our secure payment portal:

Price: $650 training, $150 certification test
$200 lodging and meals

Foundations: Challenge Course Facilitator Training 

(Practitioner Level 1)
Foundations is an entry level training designed to assist counselors, trainers, educators, and others in developing the skills necessary for safe and effective facilitation of group initiatives, trust processes, and basic high ropes events. Little or no prior experience is required.

The structure of the program provides a weekend experiential phase followed by a 4 day logistical training. In the experiential phase, participants will personally experience the power of the adventure-based model in facilitating learning, growth, and change.

In part two, the logistical training, we cover the basic requisite skills necessary to implement an adventure-based learning program. Areas of focus include: participant safety, selection/sequence of activities; effective presentation/observation/processing; use of equipment, knots, ground belaying, and more. Expect a very full and powerful week of learning!

( 6 days. This workshop offers 40 certification credit hours.)
Email for dates and registration,
Price: $590.00

Advanced Skills Certification Training

(Practitioner Level 2)
Designed for those with prior facilitator experience, this training intensive focuses on moving toward mastery of essential knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective use of high challenge course events. The technical skills covered include equipment set-up, use, inspection, and care; emergency challenge course rescues;  static and dynamic belays; zipwires, challenge course construction/inspection issues, and general program risk management. Participants should have both the ability and willingness to "get high" (climb and work at heights of 30-40 feet off the ground). "Soft skills" will focus on elements of program design, emotional/physical participant safety, and processing. Expect lots of "hands-on" practice, feedback, and fun!

(4 days. This training offers 40 certification credit hours. )
Email for dates and registration,
Price: $590.00

Challenge Course Manager Training

The Challenge Course Manager Training is designed to develop and enhance the essential skill set needed for safely and effectively managing a challenge course program. Topics include Risk Management, Staffing, Polices & Procedures, Documentation, Training, Course Inspections, Insurance, and Marketing. Class size is limited to 1:6 ratio to allow for individual customization of course material to your site. Expect to work hard, learn, and have fun in the process!

(3 days. This training offers 25 certification credit hours.Inquire at (615) 569-1727 or for dates.)
Price: $590.00

Certification Assessment Day

A single day certification/assessment that includes both written and skills testing. This assessment will be based on current certification standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).

(1 day.)
Email for dates and registration,
Price: $160.00


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