This is a foundation course for all outdoor and indoor adventure guiding and facilitation programming. The material presented is not specific to any activity. You will learn tools and techniques that can be used in many settings, from small guided groups to large institutional groups. Learn to work with a youth, adults and special needs populations. You will gain a basic understanding of the experiential learning cycle, the stages of group development, leading groups on traditional native lands, and how to facilitate purposeful group communications.
You will explore the core ethical issues of guiding, leading and facilitating clients. We will introduce you to the concepts of peak fun, challenge by choice, the full value contract (group agreement), and Leave no Trace principals and practices. This course will help you use games, including ice breakers, name games, energizers, get acquainted activities, and peer feedback all as adventure tools.
North Coast Adventure Centers is partnered with Humboldt State Universities office of Extended Education (California State University). We offer 2 units of Recreation and Education credit to community members and High School students that are at least Juniors with at 3.0 GPA or greater.
*Please note, cancellations prior to 14 days of the training will be refunded all moneys paid less a $20 handling fee. Cancellations between 3 and 14 days before the training will forfeit their deposit (50%). Cancellations less than 3 days before the training will forfeit the full price of the training.
Adventure Training is a North Coast Adventure Centers ORIGINAL PROGRAM. We operate under special use permits from Six Rivers National Forest, California State Parks, the City of Arcata (CA), the City of Eureka (CA), and the Bureau of Land Management. We are a non-discriminating, equal opportunity service provider.