Trainings and Courses
ViewChallenge Course Facilitator Training
our upcoming course offerings.
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 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
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.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.
Public Open Events:
Center Grand Opening: Be a part of dedicating the new indoor Adventure Center
and one of the first to climb and traverse the exciting and challenging indoor
elements. Participants can drop in anytime to partake in the fun!
- Friday August 22nd 4-7pm
- Location: Campus Recreation Center Multipurpose Gym
- Free and open to NAU Students Only.
Full Moon Traverse, Zip Line, and Jump
View the Super Full Moon over
Flagstaff from the top of the Outdoor Challenge Course while traversing aerial elements
40’ above the ground, riding the zip line, and taking a leap from the
September 8th 6-9pm
- $20 per person.
Weekend Aerial Adventure Challenge
Climb, traverse, jump, and zip line at heights 40’
above the ground on the Outdoor Challenge Course at NAU. Groups start the course every
hour and the experience will run approximately 2 hours.
September 27th 3-6pm.
- $10 per person.
Open Event Details:
Preregistration and Payment
Preregistration is recommended by not required. Participants may preregister online (students and rec. members only), in person at the Campus Recreation Front Desk or over the phone by calling 928-523-1733. If registering onsite immediately before the event, credit card is the only form of payment accepted. Preregistration is not available for free events.
Location & Parking: view map
Outdoor Challenge Course: South Campus at the intersection of South Pine Knoll and South Huffer Ave.
Indoor Adventure Center (Challenge Course): North Campus in the Campus Recreation Center Multipurpose Gym.
All NAU Parking Rules and Regulations Apply.
Each participant will be required to complete an informed consent form prior to climbing. Minors must have a guardian’s signature on the form.
Challenge Course Participant Waiver
Participants should wear comfortable clothing, athletic closed toed shoes, and dress for the weather. Bringing sunscreen, a water bottle, and a camera is recommended.