Larry attended his Upward Enterprises (UEI) first ropes course in 1999 and was hooked. He immediately recognized the value of experiential education and began organizing groups for team building events several times a year. After a few years of hiring facilitators for his groups he finally decided to go through the training himself and become […]
An inspirational story of how one young man in a city with little opportunity, found his joy through throwing a yo-yo and is now creating a team. Check it out.
In October of this year, we moved our office to Harmony Road in Myersville Maryland. You can find our new mailing address on the Contact Us page. Our ropes course at the Claggett Center where we hold all of our team building events is in the same place as always. Harmony… its something our world […]
Everyday at work, I usually turn on music. Usually the music volume is kept low. It plays in the background like in an elevator or at a Maryland grocery store. My criteria for picking out a playlist at work is to find happy music. Music that’s infectious that keeps a smile on the face and the […]
It’s been a hot couple of weeks at the ropes course. The temperature yesterday felt like 107 here in Maryland. We had a group of camp kids out at the course and decided to stop the program at noon. In this weather, you have to be careful to remain hydrated to avoid heat stroke. We […]
As a former Royal Air Force military personnel I feel a sense of pride when I read the story about a group of former service members who are also amputees crossing the Atlantic in a row boat. The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge is a 3,000 mile rowing challenge. The route is from San Sebastian in […]
This is an amazing video. Théo Sanson completed this 500 meter walk in Utah between The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley. The landscape is breathtaking and his daring is beyond anything we have at the Upward Enterprises ropes course.
Alan Eustace made his “leap of faith” from the stratosphere 135,000 miles to earth. While we don’t jump that far on the ropes course, you can take your own personal “leap of faith” at our ropes course.
Last week, a group of employees from The Adventure Park at Sandy Springs Friends School came out to our UEI’s ropes course for some good old fashioned Maryland team building. We went through our communication building and trust exercises and at the end of the day, everyone in the Adventure Park group walked away with a […]
At the ropes course we frequently play problem solving games like “pass the hoop” to teach teams to work together. But humans don’t have a monopoly on problem solving skills. This video below is of a crow named 0007 using his pint-sized brain to figure out how to get a piece of food out of […]