Hands-on learning at the indoor wall as well as the outdoor tower will take place all day Saturday. Overnight accommodations are available at Reeves Lodge also. Sunday morning after breakfast, we will travel to Camp Pouch on Staten Island and use their Climbing Wall. The course will conclude at 12:00 noon.
The fee of $70 covers the cost of the course, overnight accommodations as well as 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
Early arrival and housing on Friday night can be made through the registration for an additional $5.
We will supply all equipment. You may bring your own harness, helmet and climbing shoes but they are not required.
It is recommended, but not required, that you have a basic understanding of the concepts of climbing such as belaying, knots and equipment in order to enroll in this course.
Upon successful completion of this course, you might receive a certificate as an “Instructor in Training”. This is a 1-year certificate for those 16 or older who meet all competencies, can apply them to routine, familiar program delivery situations with supervision and support.
Or, you might receive a certificate as a “Level 1 Climbing Instructor”. This is a 1-year certificate for those 18 or older who meet all competencies, can apply them to routine, familiar program delivery situations with supervision and support.
Or, you may receive a certificate as a “Level 2 Climbing Instructor”. This is a 3-year certificate for those 21 or older who fully meet all competencies, can apply them to solving most non-routine situations, and can provide leadership to other staff. You are then able to act as a “Qualified Instructor” at a unit, district, or council climbing/rappelling activity.
Please bring the following items with you to the course:
A completed BSA Annual Health and Medical Record
A copy of your current Climb On Safely card (Take the course on the My.Scouting site if you do not have a current card.)