15. - 18. January 2019 at Haus Volkersberg (near to Fulda, Germany)
Training Courses, Workshops, Team-Event, Networking and Annual General Meeting
Dear ERCA Members, ERCA Partners and
Everybody interested in the Ropes Course Industry,
As we already informed you, the next international ERCA Conference – with its wide range of workshops, large exhibition, and presentations – will take place in January 2020, and then every 2 years thereafter. But in the interim, we absolutely can’t do without our usual sociable interaction, evening networking, and training opportunities – so we’ve put together the following packed programme for 15-18 January 2019. We heartily invite you to join us. The ''Black Story Escape Game'' will challenge teams to solve set of quizzes/riddles and to reconstruct an amazing story, before networking will start with a delicious dinner.
New Release of Training Syllabus
This syllabus provides information for training on permanent and temporary ropes courses. The syllabus describes course aims and objectives, content, methods of teaching, course duration, as well as assessment criteria. Mobile ropes courses are not covered within the current syllabus.
ERCA-Members can download the syllabus directly from here (after your click you will be asked to log on).
NON-ERCA-Members are welcome to order the ERCA Training Syllabus free of cost.
European Ropes Course Association (ERCA)
Our Association includes instructors, rescuers, trainers, builders and inspectors of ropes courses as well as organisations operating temporary ropes courses.
We update and optimise existing ERCA standards relating to construction, inspection, training and operation of ropes courses. We consider ERCA to be a basis for the exchange of knowledge, safety research and quality improvement.
Non-professionals like recreational climbers, visitors to forest adventure parks or group leaders searching for ropes course facilities will find interesting spots at our ropes course location map.
Teachers, parents or managers of educational programmes may be interested in our FAQ section with helpful answers regarding quality aspects, safety, supervision and more relevant topics for the high ropes course industry.
Our classifieds section is a useful source of information for those seeking employment or for more miscellaneous matters like training courses, equipment for sale or unusual events.
ERCA's Cooperation Partners ...
... support the professional development of the ropes course indutry and partly offer special benefits to ERCA members. Today we feel happy to welcome "Regiondo GmbH" as our new cooperation partner. "Regiondo GmbH" is offering online-ticketing and
-marketing services which might be interesting to all operators who manage bookings from individuals and groups. Check out the services from ERCA's cooperation partners!
Our ropes course location map is online
We are delighted to announce that our newly designed ropes course location map is now live. Best visit the online map and search it via map view. Please note: The map is centered to an automatic start position. Feel free to move the map and to zoom it. Markers may overlap. You get better results as more you zoom in to a more detailed view.