CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.