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  ropes course platformCamp Huntington operates three separate challenge courses for Cortland students and outside groups looking for teambuilding and personal growth experiences. They include a low course, often referred to collectively as group initiatives, a high challenge course that employs a technical belay system, and a rock climbing and rappelling tower.
    First built by Project Adventure and faculty from the physical education department in the 1980s, the high-challenge course has been modified a number of times over the years. This spring, it will see its most significant upgrade in a decade or more.
    In addition to replacing platforms, belay cables and anchors, the higher of the two circuit courses will be divided into two separate routes that will speed up traffic and provide more choices for climbers. The work will be completed in mid-May by High Five Adventure Learning Center. With the combined repair work and design changes, the high-challenge course will comply with all industry standards and continue to provide an exciting addition to outdoor education at Raquette Lake.
    Use of the challenge courses requires an approved lead     facilitator and trained support staff. Grants are available to SUNY Cortland student groups to help defray the cost. For more information, contact Rhonda Pitoniak.