Parks & Recreation Camp Adventures

Summer camps have always offered a range of fun activities for youths and teens, ranging from trips to the ballpark or amusement park, arts and crafts, swimming lessons, and playful participation in sports and other recreational activities. According to Health and Wellness author, Morris Cohen, camp experiences offer children a different learning environment than school; an opportunity to grow their social skills and expand their friendship circle. Cohen states that “camp is a key opportunity for kids to develop both sides of their social intelligence by offering them a way to practice becoming adept at socializing by offering them access to many new people and environments.” Much like in academics and athletics, practice leads to improvement – the more children can practice their social intelligence, the more smoothly they can incorporate the skills for the rest of their lives! The benefits of summer camp are endless for campers and for their staff. The summer camp ecology includes Campers, varying in age and ability level, Counselors, typically high-school or college-aged, Counselors-in-Training (CIT), Activity Specialists, and Directors – all contributing to the overall success and positive-nature of the camp experience. EMPOWER has a proven track record for providing fun, exciting, and positive adventures to individuals and groups of all skill and ability levels. Since opening in 2009, our professionally trained guides have led adventures that have served as the highlight of summer camps in Connecticut and beyond!

Request Program Pricing, or contact Dan Jaskot (860-638-4754,, for details.


Aerial Discovery Adventure

The Aerial Discovery Program (4-5 hours) features EMPOWER’s Zip Line Canopy Tour and Tree Climbing Challenges – leading to the perfect combination of exciting shared adventure experiences, individual leadership challenges, and camp bonding! Adventure excitement while zip lining through and climbing up to the forest canopy! Group rate/discounts available (regularly $70 per person)

Laurel Brook Adventure

The Laurel Brook Adventure (4-5 hours) provides Camp Groups with the perfect mix of exciting Zip Lining Adventures with fun and engaging Team Building Challenges included in the Map & Compass Scavenger Hunt activity; in which smaller teams use compass and map navigation to find different challenge stations set in the Laurel Brook Forest! Group rate/discounts available (regularly $70 per person)

Leadership Discovery Adventure

The Leadership Discovery Adventure (4-5 hours) includes EMPOWER’s Zip Line Canopy Tour and Adventure Obstacle Course Challenge – creating an exciting mix of Tree-Top Flight and “Race to the Finish Line” team building. Group rates/discounts available (regularly $70 per person)

EMPOWER Deluxe Adventure

The EMPOWER Deluxe Adventure Program (6-7 hours) is an action-packed day of exciting adventure fun for your campers! Includes the Zip Line Canopy Tour, Tree Climbing Adventures, and the Map & Compass Scavenger Hunt. Group rates/discounts available (regularly $95 per person)

Other EMPOWER Parks & Recreation Programs

Camp Staff Training and Team Building

Camp Olympics Event

CIT Leadership Development Training

Survivor 101 Adventure

Discovery Adventure Program (Tree Climbs plus Scavenger Hunt)

Half-Day and Full-Day Adventure Program Options


Program at EMPOWER or “on the road”

Digital Photo Package from your EMPOWER Adventure

Large Pavilion with Picnic Tables for Meals and Camp Socials

Winter Empowerment Initiative

Youths across the State are facing academic and social stressors that seem almost unimaginable. The importance of “positive play” and community-building experiences for youths has never been higher! At EMPOWER, we recognize the importance of positive, engaging, and community-building experiences for children and teens – and are excited to announce a Winter Empowerment Initiative designed to support Youth Services Bureaus, and the youths/teens that they serve. Our Winter Empowerment Initiative is designed to take place at your facility (weekdays or weekends), and focuses on helping students Believe in themselves, Discover their potential, and Achieve their personal awesomeness! Led by Empower President, Dan Jaskot, the Youth Leadership and Empowerment Workshops will teach youths/teens to (1) set goals and a path to goal achievement, (2) become more aware of their emotions and how emotions impact themselves and others, (3) embrace challenges as opportunities to demonstrate courage and perseverance, and (4) resolve conflict and problem solve with others. Program sessions are 45 to 90 minutes in duration and start at $250.00 per session for up to 30 participants!

Parks & Recreation Adventures with EMPOWER

Parks & Recreation Client List

Mohegan Tribe Summer Camp

Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation

New Britain Parks & Recreation

Madison Beach & Recreation

Haddam-Killingworth Recreation

East Hartford Parks & Recreation

Newtown Parks & Recreation

Stratford Parks & Recreation

Wallingford Parks & Recreation

Greenwich Parks & Recreation

Branford Parks & Recreation

Guilford Parks & Recreation

Glastonbury Parks & Recreation

Bristol Parks & Recreation

Easton Parks & Recreation

Canton Parks & Recreation

Blue Print Summer Program

Brookline Recreation (MA)

Preston Parks & Recreation

Simsbury Parks & Recreation

Farmington Parks & Recreation

Groton Parks & Recreation

White Plains Adventure Camp

West Haven Parks & Recreation

Camp Alhaderech

Fairfield Parks & Recreation

Mashantucket Pequotsepos Summer Camp

Arete Swim Camp

Camp Chavaya

Wildflower Adventure Group

Camp Moshava

YWCA New Britain

Granby Parks & Recreation

Rye (NY) YMCA Adventure Camp