The Alberta Camping Association posts training programs that are offered by both member and non-member organizations to help you and your staff grow in skills and qualifications in various aspects of the service your provide to your campers.

Have a training opportunity for summer camps? Email us at info@albertacamping.com 

Challenge Course Training from Challenges Unlimited

Training modules will be held at Camp Kindle in Water Valley, AB. Each training module will be limited to 12 participants. All registration will be done on the CUI Website.

Fees listed below do not include food and accommodation. Any questions regarding registration should be directed to Sarah@challengesunlimited.com. Contact Camp Kindle directly to arrange meals and accommodation as required. Leighana Shockey: shockey@kidscancercare.ab.ca (403) 637-3975.

 

Low Element Facilitation Training Module 

Date: Monday, April 24th - One Day. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee: $175

This training module will cover the facilitation and sequencing of low elements; teaching of spotting and trust activity sequences; adventure program and facilitation theory; risk management and operational procedures for low elements. Participants will receive a CUI Operations Manual and a Letter of Participation. 

 

Belay Skills for Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses

Date: Tuesday, April 25th - One Day. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee: $175

This training module will cover the skills of belaying with belay posts, gri gri and friction devices on climbing walls and traversing elements on Challenge Courses; pre-use inspection of Life Safety equipment and Climbing Walls/Challenge Course elements. The use of Auto Belays for Climbing Walls will also be introduced. Participants will receive a CUI Operations Manual and a Skill’s Verification Document.

 

Staff Technical Skills for Aerial Work 

Date: Wednesday, April 26th - One Day. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee:
$175

Pre-requisites: Participant must have attended Belay Skills for Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses training module and have demonstrated competent belay skills and ability to work at height.

This Training will cover the skills required to access Adventure Facilities to work at height including the use of cable grabs and bolt hangers; performing work stations and lost anchor retrievals. The staff skill of belay escapes will also be covered. Participants will receive a CUI Operations Manual and a Skill’s Verification Document.

 

 Specialized Element Operational Procedures 

Date: Thursday, April 27th - One Day. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee:
$175

Pre-requisites: Participant must have attended the Belay Skills for Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses AND Staff Technical Skills for Aerial Work training modules.

This training module will cover the specialized operational procedures for the use of the Aerial Trust Dive; Flying Squirrel; Zip Line; Giant Swing and Static Belayed Courses. Participants will receive a CUI Operations Manual and a Letter of Participation.

 

Participant Assistance & Rescues

Date: Friday, April 28th - One Day. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee:
$175

Pre-requisites: must be enrolled in the Level 2 Full Certification Training Modules OR hold a current Level 2 Full Certificate OR be attending the Level 2 Full Re-Certification testing day.

This training will cover the required skills for participant assistance and rescues on challenge course facilities. Participants will receive a CUI Operations Manual and a Skill’s Verification Document.

 

 Level 2 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certification Training 

Date: Monday, April 24th - Friday, April 28th - Five Days (9:00am-5:00pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm)
Fee:
$990 (includes 5 days of training & testing day)

Pre-requisites: must complete and submit a CUI Portfolio form and meet the ACCT pre-requisites for entry into Level 2 Full. Must attend all five training modules.

This training will cover the curriculum for the Level 2 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certification Training. Participants will receive a Level 2 Training Manual, a CUI Operations Manual and a Skill’s Verification Document.

 

Level 2 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Testing Day

Date: Saturday, April 29th - One Day. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee:
$175

Pre-requisites: Participant must have completed the Level 2 Training Module OR be re-certifying a Level 2 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certificate.

This is a testing day for Level 2 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certification. Participants will receive a Level 2 Training Manual and a CUI Operations Manual. Upon successful completion, participants will receive Level 2 Full Challenge Course Practitioner Certification.