Getting more women to participate in skydiving is a challenge. At the moment, we are the clear minority. This is a self-perpetuating cycle because many women who are exposed to the sport implicitly get the message that this may not be a welcoming or comfortable community for them. Lack of women in leadership and teaching positions are clear contributors to this disparity.
This boot camp is designed to counteract this problem. We are targeting women candidates who are on the cusp of becoming leaders and instructors, especially in geographical areas within the US where female leadership in the sport is under represented. This course will give women the skill and knowledge boost they need to return confidently to their home dropzone as local organizers, leaders, and teachers at a key moment in their skydiving careers. Being exposed to and learning from a network of successful and established women will help our camp participants spread the excitement to other up-and-coming women, help more women obtain leadership roles, and cultivate an environment conducive to recruiting and retaining women in the sport of skydiving.
The course will be eight days (spread over nine days) of intense but incredible experiences. Participants will receive
– coached individual tunnel time
– coached jumps with video
– coaching in small- to medium-sized formation skydiving techniques (tunnel and jumping)
– in-depth instruction on gear, canopy coaching
– Seminars on event planning, organizing, coaching, etc.
– Individual guidance in goal setting and making detailed plans for beyond the course
– Portions of Coach and AFF Instructor ratings courses and precourses, as appropriate.
You will be flying and jumping continuously between morning breakfast lectures, one-on-one mentor meetings, and evening school. The exact breakdown of activities will be designed for your custom needs after you apply. We can flex the amount of canopy, tunnel, and AFF instruction you receive depending on your current skill level and goals.
Expect to be exhausted! Our goal is to provide a dramatic leap in knowledge and skill over the course of the camp. We hope that the course will significantly advance each candidate’s abilities and truly make a difference in her role in the sport of skydiving. Each participant will leave the course with a detailed plan for continuing their own personal goals and sharing their knowledge and expertise at their home dropzones.
The Paraclete XP wind tunnel is the largest tunnel in the US and provides the best environment for skydivers looking to learn.
Skydive Paraclete XP is 6 miles away, has a fleet of turbine aircraft and allows for great flexibility between jumping and tunnel training.
For additional questions, call 609-865-3718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last updated on 1 Mar 2016
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