Tree Climbing Facilitator
Tree Climbing Facilitators enable inexperienced climbers to enjoy trees and recreational tree climbing.
The facilitator inspects and prepares the tree and climbers for recreational tree climbing, and introduce climbers to the climbing method.
Facilitators provide encouragement, guidance, and support to climbers during their climb.
Don't know how to climb yet? Actually, most facilitators I have worked with were new to the idea of technical tree climbing. Your first day on the job will have you climbing into the trees as our employee training program begins with a 1`-day introductory basics of tree climbing class.
Working as a facilitator-in-training, you will have the ability to develop your climbing skills while you work!
All of our climbs are run by tree climbing facilitators, so there are many opportunities to provide an amazing experience and leave a lasting impression on people throughout the year!
All facilitators need to be, or in the process of becoming proficient in technical tree climbing (including tree inspection, MRS/DdRT climbing system, equipment operation and inspection, etc).
- The necessary climbing skills are taught in our Beginning Tree Climbing course (If you are interested in learning to climb but not necessarily interested in working as a facilitator).
- New employees enter our on-the-job training program, beginning with a 1-day training on the basics of tree climbing. This is followed by the tree climbing facilitation training program.
- Upon successful completion of the facilitation training sessions, facilitator trainees begin working facilitated events alongside a qualified lead facilitator; allowing you to progress and develop both your climbing and facilitation skillsets.
- By the end of your first season, you will have covered all the course work introduced in our Beginning Tree Climbing and Tree Climbing Facilitation courses. At that time, you will likely have progressed to the point where you are able to successfully pass the associated skills assessments to obtain your credentials as a GOTC Recognized Facilitator.