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Release: April 7, 1999

UI Recreational Services sponsors training for High Adventure Challenge Course

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Division of Recreational Services' Touch The Earth Outdoor Recreation and Education Program is sponsoring a five-day training session for the High Adventure Challenge Course (HACC) May 17-21 at Macbride Nature Recreation Area north of Iowa City.

The course is a "train the trainer" session that qualifies individuals to lead groups through the HACC, a series of high and low obstacles carefully placed in an outdoor environment. Through facing both physical and emotional obstacles, participants build self-confidence and group trust.

"The HACC program is an effective tool in helping any group become better teams and leaders as well as develop their inner and group resources," said Wayne Fett, associate director in the UI Division of Recreational Services. "It's is a unique opportunity for participants to grow both personally and professionally."

The HACC staff have worked with a several business and community groups from the UI and surrounding communities including Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Waterloo and Davenport, he added.

There is no cost for the training. Prospective trainees must be available for the entire training period and be available to work with other groups soon after completion. If you are interested in becoming a HACC facilitator, please contact Wayne Fett at (319) 335-9290 or wayne-fett@uiowa.edu for more information.