23. - 25. Januar 2017 in the village of Much (near Cologne, Germany)
ERCA Training Courses, Team-Challenge Event & Workshop, Networking and Annual General Meeting
Dear ERCA Members, ERCA Partners and
Everybody interested in the Ropes Course Industry,
As we informed you in our last newsletter, the next international ERCA Conference – with its wide range of workshops, large exhibition, and presentations – will take place in January 2018, and then every 2 years thereafter. But in the inter-im, 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 23-25 January 2017. We heartily invite you to join us. Our event theme brings together the element of fire (“Burning Ropes”) with the cold of winter (“Frozen Poles”). This exciting combination will accompany us during the team event - as well as during our fireside networking in the evening.
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.
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!
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.