Youth who participate in Wilderness and Adventure-based Therapeutic Outdoor Services expand individual capabilities, develop self-confidence and insight, ameliorate symptoms, and improve interpersonal skills and relationships.
Note:COA does not approve, certify, or accredit ropes courses, alpine or climbing towers, or artificial wall climbing programs. The organization must seek independent review by recognized experts for that purpose. The organization’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of youth and personnel. Therefore, WT 14.06 applies to facilities owned or operated by the organization as well as facilities used by the organization’s youth but owned and operated by others. In all cases, the organization must provide authoritative information regarding compliance with accepted standards for special program components.
Organizations that offer high-risk activities, either directly or through an external provider, use certified instructors and maintain proof of accreditation, licensure, or certification with a nationally recognized authority for the activity being conducted.
NAThe organization does not offer high-risk activities, either directly or through an external provider.