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TREE CLIMBING FACILITATION
Become a GOTC Recognized Tree Climbing Facilitator!
Tree Climbing Facilitators are trained professionals who enable inexperienced climbers to enjoy recreational tree climbing.
Whether you are looking to start a recreational tree climbing program at your camp or organization, pursue a job as a recreational tree climbing facilitator, or facilitate climbs for friends and family, this course will introduce you to the standards, procedures and guidelines of running a facilitated climb event on your own or as part of a team.
A facilitator is responsible for inspecting and preparing a tree and climbers for recreational tree climbing, and insuring their well-being during their climb. A facilitator is responsible for the safety of the climbers and possesses skills to coach and manage multiple climbers on rope at the same time.
Students qualified for the Tree Climbing Facilitation course are experienced in basic tree climbing techniques. This course introduces students to modified climbing systems, aerial rescue, and climber assistance techniques.
This course complies with the guidelines set forth by the Global Organization of Tree Climbers for facilitated climbing programs. The GOTC facilitator credential is recognized by insurance agencies providing liability insurance policies.
Price: $525.00 per person. (Group and Multi-student discounts)
- 2-day class instruction (16hrs)
- Copy of Tree Climbing Facilitation - manual & reference guide
- 6 days of facilitation opportunities with Treetop Explorer.
- Read Full Course Description (PDF)
- FAQs and what to expect
* GOTC Recognition requires satisfactory completion of all course requirements.
The Global Organization of Tree Climbers (GOTC), is a 501c3 nonprofit formed to be the voice of the experiential, educational, recreational tree climbing community.
GOTC facilitated program climb guidelines have been adopted by the AEE (Association of Experiential Education) as their official tree climbing standards.
In over 30 years as an organized activity, no tree climber following GOTC or similar safety guidelines has ever been notably injured.
GOTC Mission Statement
1. Promote safe and environmentally respectful tree climbing practices for adventure, education, and fun.
2. Be a unifying voice representing and supporting tree climbing organizations and individual tree climbers.
3. Encourage the joyful experience of tree climbing for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
4. Share the insight and unique connection to nature that can be found by exploring trees and the forest canopy.