Introduces Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) low and high ropes course competencies and curriculum for certification. Topics include adventure foundations, facilitation and technical skills, risk management, program design, delivery and evaluation. Students participate in regional field trips. This is the non-credit option of OLP 234.
Special Requirements: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for a full day in a remote, forested environment. Off-campus field trips. All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation. Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips.
Prerequisites: OLP 111 (Introduction to Outdoor Adventure Skills) or equivalent.
Requires permission of OLP Program Coordinator. (TremblayB@gcc.mass.edu or 413-775-1126).
Wilderness First Responder certification preferred. Prior experience leading groups on climbing experiences preferred.