Be Afraid And Be Fearless

From our founder, Joe DeRing. So much of small business ownership is self taught.  We hear stories of billionaires such as Ralph Lauren and Richard Branson who have become self-made business icons and their stories are instructive and have a common theme. I am no Polo hero or Virgin idol but I have owned several […]


Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead – With Adventure Leadership is a concept talked about frequently in middle and high schools as well as in colleges and universities. Too often, those discussions end with leadership theory and conversations about their application; falling short in actual hands-on opportunities that empower students to explore and develop their leadership potential. This […]


Security vs. Discovery Thinking and Ziplines

Security vs. Discovery – Break Free and Explore with Ziplines Picture this; it’s a Monday morning, after a snowy and cold weekend, in the dead of Connecticut Winter. You are securely tucked away in bed, donning your favorite pajamas, embraced by your warmest comforter. So comfortable, so warm… then, the alarm goes off. A TOTAL […]


Team Building to Prevent Employee Burnout

How Corporate Team Building Prevents Workplace Burnout Employee burnout is a fairly common problem that occurs in nearly every industry. If the problem goes unchecked, it can decrease productivity, ruin retention rates, and, ultimately, destroy a business. As an employer, it’s your job to fix the issue before it gets out-of-hand. This means making some […]


Leadership Development Is What Students Today Need

While some people are born with natural leadership skills, most people develop leadership through life experience and education. Although team building activities are often incorporated into business school and higher education, they are generally missing from middle school and high school curriculums. Without leadership training, students miss out on the opportunity to develop skills they […]


How the Brakes on Zip Lines Work

How Do the Brakes on Zip Lines Actually Work? Zip lines offer an exciting and unique way to challenge yourself. The combination of speed, height, and the scenery around a zip line all come together to make an exhilarating and memorable experience. They’re also safe, as long as you’re riding on zip lines at a […]


How to Prepare for Zip Lining at Night

How Do You Prepare for Moonlight Zip Lining? If you’re planning on embarking on some moonlight zip lining, there are a few things you should do to prepare beforehand. This is especially true if it’s your first time, but even experienced zip lining enthusiasts should always plan ahead and prepare. Your safety is important to […]


What Makes a Moonlight Tree Top Adventure Unique?

What’s So Special About a Moonlight Tree Top Adventure? A tree top adventure on a zip line through the forests of Connecticut is certainly memorable. But a tree top adventure at night, by the light of the moon, is really something special. Empower Adventure Park offers moonlight zip lining to visitors looking for a truly […]


How to Plan Your Tree Top Adventure

Advice for Properly Planning Your Tree Top Adventure Whether you’re embarking on your first tree top adventure, or you’ve been a few times before, it’s always best to plan ahead. In previous Empower blogs about tree top adventures, we’ve gone over some basics of planning for your zip lining experience. In this entry, we’re going […]


Empower Adventures Shares Things to Do in Middletown

Empower Adventure Park: Things to Do in Middletown, CT At Empower Adventure Park, we are proud to be a part of the Middletown, Connecticut community. Located along the Connecticut River in the heart of the state, Middletown is a great place to visit for a weekend getaway. With its rich history and fun outdoor attractions, […]