Upcoming Events

Challenge Course Facilitator Training
The Challenge Course is a series of adventure-based learning activities designed to facilitate a unique Community building experience. Students will learn how to facilitate team building activities and high element challenges, monitor safety, conduct debriefs, understand hardware, and set-up/take-down the challenge course. Facilitator training is taught in accordance to the current ACCT standards and is an intense experience that teaches the most up-to-date procedures and standards. Students will learn the fundamental skills needed to facilitate on the Challenge Course and take the Full (both Low and High) Level 1 Certification test.
  • Location: NAU Challenge Course
  • Date: Friday's March 14-May 2nd (except Friday March 21st) 1-5:30 pm
  • Hours: 40
  • Price: $175 Students
  • Credit: 2, PRM 215
  • Preregister by calling or visiting Outdoor Adventures located in the Recreation Center (928)523-3229
Introduction to Challenge Course

 The Challenge Course is a series of adventure-based learning activities designed to facilitate a unique Community Building experience. Students will participate in a full Low and High Challenge Course Experience and learn basics of program facilitation.

 

  • Location: NAU Challenge Course
  • Friday’s April 18th 1-5 pm, April 19th & 20th 8 am-5 pm
  • Hours: 20
  • Price: $99 
  • Credit: 1, PRM 399
  • Preregister by calling or visiting Outdoor Adventures located in the Recreation Center (928)523-3229

 

Challenge Course Level 1 Certification Test

 A Level 1 Certification is designed for people who are new to the industry and are seeking the verification of skills and knowledge needed to facilitate a Challenge Course Program. This certification will last for 1 year. Certification is offered by Adventure Experiences Inc. who is accredited to provide training and certification testing through the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).

 Requirements to complete a Level 1 Certification:

 

  • Must be at least 18 years or older.
  • Completed a 40 hour, 5 day training for a Level 1 Full certification track, 20 hours minimum for Low or High only, and a minimum of 8 hours for Site/System Specific track within the last year. Completion of Challenge Course Facilitator Training meets this requirement.
  • Pass a written test with a score of at least 80%.
  • Pass a skills test



 

Challenge Course Level 1 Recertification

 The recertification course provides a one day update and review of industry standards and facilitation skills followed by a testing day for written and practical skills.

 

  • Hours: 8 hours refresher, 8 hours testing
  • Price: $200
  • Credit: None
  • Prerequisite: 
    • Prior completion of AEI Level 1 Certification OR proof of approved equivalent Level 1 Certification by a Professional Vendor Member of ACCT.
    • Portfolio documenting at least 50 hours delivering Challenge Course Programs to clients. Participants who are not able to log 50 hours must log an additional 16 hours of training to retest.

 

Methods of Reflective Learning

Course participants will leave this course with a facilitators "toolbox" of several active debriefing techniques and activities useful in any group leadership or experiential education setting. Sessions will be hands on and participants will gain experience peer leading debriefing activities. This course utilizes the text A Teachable Moment; A Facilitator's Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing and Reflecting by J. Cain, M. Cummings & J. Stanchfield.

 

  • Location: Health and Learning Center with two sessions meeting at the Challenge Course
  • Friday’s Tu/Th 7-8:15 pm March 11th-May 2nd 
  • Price: $75
  • Credit: 1, PRM 215
  • Preregister by calling or visiting Outdoor Adventures located in the Recreation Center (928)523-3229

 

Open Events

Check out the Challenge Course, learn about our facility and program options, challenge yourself on the high elements, or watch others play for free! The NAU Challenge Course is a team building experience designed to build group cohesiveness through engaging initiatives and debriefs that address topics such as communication, trust, and problem-solving. Several academic classrooms, student clubs and organizations, faculty and staff groups, non-profits, and corporate organizations use the NAU Challenge Course annually. 

 

  • 1-5 pm Saturday, March 29th 
  • 1-5 pm Saturday, April 26th
  • 1-5 pm Saturday, May 17th
  • 1-5 pm Saturday, June 28th