Love to climb trees?! Love to camp?! Camping in trees in what this program is all about. We have a few options for you try from portaledges, treeboats, tentsile tent tents and just plain old hammocks. Let us show you what works and what does not, then you decide how you wish to spend the night.
Our BTCC course program is based on the original design of Recreational Tree Climbing Program designed by Peter "Treeman" Jenkins.
Thanks Tree Climbers International!
TREE CLIMBING CANADA'S
ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE
TREE CLIMBING CANADA is now offering a "beyond the basics" course which is an advanced level course, you must have completed and graduated from our level 1 and 2 or can demonstrate or have documented otherwise ( please keep your log books). In this program, you will build beyond the basics and reinforce the key concepts learned in earlier programs. In this program, you will be introduced to other climbing systems, "opened" verses " closed" system climbing, split tail use and be introduced to Single Rope Techniques (SRT), including RADS and rope wrenching, how to increase safety, strategic movement within the canopy and setting up camp within the tree canopy.
Opportunity for an overnight in a tree canopy with this program!
Available by request only!
Tree Climbing Canada is now offering a two-day Basic tree climbing Course (BTCC). The BTCC is for people who are brand new to tree climbing. We offer this program in two levels, Level 1 (day one) and Level 2 (day 2) these courses are available together or can also be taken at different times. You will learn all the skills you need to climb large trees safely using the double rope technique (DRT) soon to be recognized as the MRS ( moving rope system). In this course, we present you with detailed information about selecting a good climbing tree and assessing its condition. You will learn climbing techniques and how to set up the DRT climbing system, you will be tying each knot many times in order to put it into " motor muscle memory". You'll also learn the rules for personal safety, as well as the guidelines about how to respect and protect the trees you climb. You will learn about what kind of gear is most appropriate for beginning tree climbers.
When you finish this course, you will take a climbing test. Passing it shows that you are ready to go out and climb on your own. Upon graduation, students will receive a Tree Climbing Canada BTCC completion certificate.
TCC classes have a maximum of three students, so each participant will receive lots of personal attention and help.
These courses are perfect, not only for the recreational climber , but also for people who want to learn entry-level climbing skills. We do not teach arboriculture techniques for tree care, such as pruning or climbing with a chain saw in this class. However, your Instructor, Andrew " Flying Squirrel" Swannell is a ISA Certified Arborist with over 12 years of experience in production tree climbing experience.
COURSE LENGTH: LEVEL 1 ( 8 HOUR DAY)
LEVEL 2 (8 HOUR DAY)
COST: LEVEL 1 $250.00 (CDN)
LEVEL 2 $350.00(CDN)
BOTH COURSES TOGETHER $600.00
COURSE LOCATION: CURRENT WE HAVE SEVERAL APPROVED LOCATIONS IN SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO. YOU CHOOSE WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN. Areas include, Iona, Avon, Selkirk, Port Rowan, Langton and Simcoe.
WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO TRAVEL TO YOUR LOCATION ( ADDITIONAL CHARGES APPLY) YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS AND PERMISSION TO A MATURE and HEALTHY TREE. CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
GEAR: we supply all the necessary SAFETY AND CLIMBING equipment.
LODGING AND SCHEDULE: there are lots of bed and breakfast and campgrounds in Norfolk County. Let us know your needs and we would be happy to guide you to the right location.
TREE CLIMBING CANADA'S
Coming in 2017! Tree Climbing Canada will be offering a Facilitator program.
Are you interested in the outdoor adventure tourism industry.
Tree Climbing Canada will be hiring facilitators in the future and the future is now.
Participants will have had to complete level 1 and 2 or prove otherwise.
In this program you will continue to build on level 1 and level 2
You will be recognized as a Tree Climbing Canada Facilitator, qualified to facilitate at a 3:1 ratio, and lead TCC climbs.
Learn how to rig for small and large groups, perform various rescue techniques in a vary of situations. situations.
Cost tuition $450.00 plus application and log book required.
Expect to test out of level 1 and 2 to be considered. Being recognized as Facilitator is a process that could take up to a minimum of 6 months to complete.
Tree Camping 101
Another BTCC Course coming soon:
August 19, 20, 2017 (available)
August 26, 27, 2017 ( 1 spot left)
September 9, 10, 2017
Planning for the Fall!
September 30, October 1st, 2017
October 21, 22, 2017
October 28, 29, 2017
November 11, 12, 2017
November 25, 26, 2017
December 9th, 10th, 2017 ( last course of 2017)
Thinking about 2018? So are we! Courses begin January 20th, 21st ( weather permitting of course)
Only 3 spots available in each course.
We do customized courses, we offer mid week programing also.
Let us know what works for you.