Advanced Skills & Standards

Monday, April 11, 2022
to Thursday, April 14, 2022


This workshop is the premier technical workshop in the field created to update the advanced practitioner or build the skills of the intermediate technical participant. It is an opportunity to fine-tune one’s critical skills and practice the rescue of people. An ideal opportunity to learn and practice the skills and knowledge needed before taking the Practitioner Certification Level 2 exam.


  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the risk management impacts of PA’s core foundational concepts (e.g., Challenge by Choice, Full Value Contract, GRABBSS) and learn leadership skills necessary to supervise a challenge course program.

  • Be introduced to a variety of PA elements and equipment and review current challenge course industry norms and standards including state regulations, and Association for Challenge Course (ACCT) standards.

  • Review the applications, storage, cleaning and retirement for a variety of equipment including harnesses, helmets, carabiners and other connectors, belay devices, ropes, self-belay lanyards and belay set-ups (pulleys, SRDs).

  • Tie and utilize a variety of knots (foundational, intermediate and advanced) used in various applications on the challenge course.

  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency with multiple belaying techniques and be able to instruct and supervise others in the correct use of these techniques.

  • Show a working knowledge of challenge course structural components (e.g., bolts, cable, and rapid links) and knowledge of in-house inspection of your challenge course.

  • Learn and practice high element course rescue techniques including belay escapes, assisted hoists and cutaway rescues.

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • April 11-14, 2022 (Beverly, MA)

  • June 13-16, 2022 (Beverly, MA)

  • August 1-4, 2022 (Beverly, MA)

  • October 3-6, 2022 (Beverly, MA)


  • $755 – Includes registration, workshop manual and lunch during workshop.

  • Number of days: 4

  • Workshop hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

  • Beverly, MA Site Logistics with recommended lodging options can be found HERE.

  • Graduate credits: Participants can earn 2 credits for taking the workshop and completing a Reflection Paper. Additional 2 credits can be earned by also completing a Guided Project. More graduate credit information can be found HERE. Additional per credit fee applies. (Please note: Participants can take SEL through Adventure or SEL for Specialists but not both for graduate credits).

  • CEUs: Participants can earn 4.0 CEUs from Plymouth State University for an additional fee. More information can be found HERE.

  • Please register more than two weeks in advance to ensure the workshop will have enough participants to run as scheduled.

  • Workshop registration cancellation policies: Cancellations less than two weeks prior to a workshop start date will result in a 50% refund of tuition cost. No shows without cancellation notice will forfeit all tuition cost paid.

  • Purchase Orders: If your school or organization will be using a Purchase Order, please email to register. A copy of the Purchase Order will need to be submitted to that same email address to finalize the registration.

  • Are you waiting for approval to attend or can’t commit with a payment at this time? No worries, we still want to hear from you! Email to be put on our waiting list.

  • Please email or call 978-524-4555 if you have any questions.

For More Information:

Project Adventure

Project Adventure

719 Cabot St
Beverly, MA 01915
United States