BECOME A FACILITATOR
Member Price $90 | Non-Member Price $150
Outdoor Adventures trains and hires Challenge Course facilitators during the spring semester. If you are interested in applying for this position please contact the Sarah Canatsey, Assistant Direction for Outdoor Adventures, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll set up a time for you to shadow a program to see the course from the facilitator's perspective.
Challenge course facilitating is a unique opportunity on campus. Client groups include middle school classes, summer camps, scout troops, corporations, nonprofits, and rehab centers. Each program you work offers opportunities to expand your interpersonal skills, team building, facilitation, group management, and adaptability. No matter what career path you are pursuing, you’ll find a niche here on the course and plenty of transferable skills!
Important Training Dates:
- January 4: Belay Master Training (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.) or January 15 (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
- January 24-25 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
- February 7-8 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
*Register by January 2nd if attending the training on the 4th, and January 10th if attending the training on the 15th.
FAU Challenge Course Minimum Requirements
The following are minimum requirements that must be completed to be a facilitator for FAU. After completing the Belay Master training you will be given the skills checklist that must be completed to move from apprentice to facilitator.
- Attendance at a Belay Master Training
- Four hours observation of low element activities
- Four hours observation of high element activities
- Completion of high and low element training (~24 hrs)
- Completion of processing training (~8 hrs)
- Completed FAU Campus Recreation application
- Complete Campus Recreation Preseason Training and Pass Quiz
Required Certifications (can be acquired after hiring)
- CPR/First Aid
Facilitator Job Snapshots
Apprentice: This is where all the new folks begin. Apprentice facilitators may work as Belay Masters for Open Climb, Climbing Club practice, and Summer Camp programming. Apprentice facilitators work alongside more experienced facilitators as they expand their knowledge through hands-on learning.
Facilitator: The first promotion is to facilitator. Once here, you’ll start working with your own “small” groups within a larger program.
Lead Facilitator: Lead facilitators are in charge of the “big picture.” From program design, contacting the client, arriving early to open the course, and mentor/coaching other facilitators.