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Address: 2011 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-6151
Phone Number: +1 860-638-4754
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08:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center is home to Connecticut's...

EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center is home to Connecticut's only fully-guided zip line canopy adventure. EMPOWER's canopy course features over a half mile of long and fast zip lines, 2 "Indiana Jones" suspension bridges or 2 traversing elements (cargo net and multi-vine tight wire) and 8 platforms located 45-75 up in the forest canopy.

EMPOWER professional guides pride themselves on keeping guests 100% safe 100% of the time; and are encourage, fun, supportive and entertaining.

EMPOWER offers adventures for people from all walks of life; no group affiliation required and no-minimum group size for reservation. EMPOWER also features an array of group programming (corporate, school/camp, athletic teams and more)!

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Staff Training Day

Empower has always run great staff training for my summer camp. What a great way to get them working together, get to know each other, learn about their own strengths and weakness... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Madison, Connecticut
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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Empower has always run great staff training for my summer camp. What a great way to get them working together, get to know each other, learn about their own strengths and weakness and how they balance out as a group. They also learn how to lead and handle certain situations through the power of play and challenges. I think they... More 

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and for your kind words gazdac2016! We are so happy to hear that your staff's training experience was fun, engaging, and beneficial to your summer camp environment! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

What a fun day! Staff was attentive, helpful, friendly, and funny! I felt safe and secure the entire day :) 5 zip lines and a ropes course that will challenge even the bravest soul!! Scavenger Hunt afterwards to work on team dynamics! Overall, a fantastic day - I recommend to all.

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Thank Katiedid80
Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Katiedid80 - thank you for participating in your organization's team building program with EMPOWER and thank you so much for your kind review!!! We appreciate your feedback and congratulate you (and your team) for demonstrating such great bravery, comradery, and support for one another. It was a pleasure sharing the day with you all! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Before arriving I was that I was dying of fear, once the guides began to explain I felt better but not stop being nervous, touched me the 2nd shift at the 1st cable .... WOW!!! That incredible feeling, I was not afraid, it's a feeling that you are flying. Thank u for this experience.

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Ariana R, First off, CONGRATULATIONS from the EMPOWER team on overcoming your fear and then experiencing the thrill of flying through the tree tops - you should be very proud of yourself! Secondly, thank you so much for your kind review and note Ariana! We hope you enjoy your Fall and looking forward to enjoying the forest canopy with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went here yesterday and everybody was extremely nice and comforting. My girlfriend was very scared of the heights and the guides helped calm her down. (Something I can never do.) our tour guides Mike and Mike were good guys and seemed to know what they were doing which helped keep everyone calm. Would I personally do it again? I don't... More 

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Steve O, First off, thank you for such a kind review - it is great to hear that you had such a positive experience during your visit to EMPOWER (and flight through the tree-tops!). I will surely pass your note along to Mike & Mike. Second, congratulations to both you and your girlfriend for pushing through your fears and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Empower is EXCELLENT! We attended an office team building event here and we participated in many activities leading to the scavenger hunt. Dan, Morgan and the team were very supportive and helpful throughout the entire program. As a team, we all enjoyed our time there and were able to work collectively to achieve the required tasks. I highly recommended Empower... More 

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Eaman, thank you so much for your kind review and comments - it was a pleasure working with you and your team this week! We hope that you all have a wonderful summer Eaman - thank you again! - Dan More 

East Windsor, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We had a lot of fun ziplining here. Very friendly staff. They take you in small groups, so you spend more time ziplining than waiting around which is really nice.

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer W. We are so happy to hear your feedback and thank you so much for the great review! I hope you are enjoying the great weather and are finding time for some adventure! Dan More 

Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

A couple of us went and had a lot of fun. It's really well organized and well run. While fun is their goal it is also a safety minded experience. The staff is friendly and stay focused on everyone's safety. Really good time and it only takes a couple hours of time.

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Brad, thank you for the great review; we are so happy that you had a fun and safe adventure experience during your visit at EMPOWER! We hope you enjoyed the Fall Foliage during your visit. Have a great Holiday Season! Dan More 

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

First time zip lining. I was at first nervous and a bit apprehensive, but after a few zips all that went away. Very well run. I will do this again.

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Dave S. Thank you for the great review of EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center. I'm glad to hear that you were able to overcome your initial nerves and complete the course! Thanks for the visit and we look forward to guiding your through your next tree top adventure! Zip On!!! Dan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

My sister and I went to Empower for a zip lining adventure. It was a blast! Our guides Wolfgang and Tom(?) were very knowledgeable and kind. This was our first zip lining so I was very nervous. Now, I can't wait to go again- it was great! Our group ranged in age from teenagers to me in my 50s and... More 

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Maureen H., thank you for the review and I'm glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience during your zip line canopy adventure at EMPOWER. I'll be sure to pass along your note to Tom and Wolfgang. Congratulations for working through your nerves and completing the course; you should be proud! We look forward to leading you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Dan and the crew at Empower offered our company a memorable experience! What is nice, is that it is structured for every skill level. Our group felt safe, secure and most of all entertained! There are definitely some areas where one's athleticism is put to the test. The scavenger hunt was also awesome. When thinking about your next Team building... More 

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