Leahy Associates, Inc.


December 3 – 5, 2018
(near) Boulder, Colorado



The Adventure Trainer’s Lab is an advanced level conference that offers professional development and continuing education opportunities to TRAINERS working in the“traditional use” and “amusement device” fields of…challenge course, zip line, canopy tour, adventure park, experiential education and adventure therapy.


Adventure trainers are largely responsible for the growth and efficacy of these experiential modalities yet opportunities for professional development and continuing education are rare. Thus, leaving many adventure trainers at a loss for resources or a body of peers to engage in healthy dialog and debate.

Until now…The Adventure Trainer’s Lab seeks to positively influence the safety, efficacy and sustainability of the adventure and experiential fields by supporting the development and evolution of trainers.


The format for The Adventure Trainer’s Lab is a 3-day gathering combining the predictability of a traditional conference with the dynamic and responsive nature of “Open Space Technology”. We are integrating our best practices from our 25 years of professional open space conference facilitation with a selection of prepared sessions/speakers to ensure the best outcomes. “Open Space Technology” is the epitome of experiential education as it engages participants fully in the content, direction and flow of the conference. Voices of all participants are encouraged and valued while supporting boundaries to create a safe environment for sharing, learning and growth.


If you TRAIN facilitators and guides in the "traditional use" and/or "amusement device" fields of...challenge course, zip line, canopy tour, adventure park, experiential education and adventure therapy then...this conference is for YOU!

You may work at a...college/university, camp, therapeutic facility, government agency, commercial adventure program, or for a professional vendor, etc..

Or, you have / are pursuing an advanced degree in education or training.

Or, you provide products, services or training to trainers (and/or) facilitators.


We are offering a discount to qualified trainers! Trainers who meet the ACCT Guidelines for a Qualified Course Professional (QCP): Certification Trainer / Tester, PRCA Trainer Standards or other equivalent are eligible for a discount!

Qualified Trainers....Save $145!  learn how!


Join us at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel as we…exchange ideas, share best practices, build our knowledge, develop testing rubrics, debate higher levels of certification and find new trainer employees / employers. Come with your questions, your knowledge and your passion. 

Let’s create a learning community of adventure trainers and raise the bar on facilitation and training for recreation, education and therapy!

Early Bird registration ends...November 22, 2017

Leahy & Associates, Inc. • 7013 Roaring Fork Trail • Boulder, Colorado 80301 USA
phone: 303-673-9832 • fax: 303-604-1901      © 2018 Leahy & Associates, Inc.
Photo credits: Michael Peterson, Jeff Chow, Rick Thompson, Paul Cummings, and Tom Leahy.