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 […]
In July, Worx Graphic Design came out to our challenge ropes course for some Maryland team building. Afterwards they sent us this incredibly kind thank you card. Truly it goes both ways. When a group comes to our course, whether adults or kids, and they take in what we teach it’s always gratifying to know […]
Many people when visiting downtown St. Louis plan on going to the iconic Arch or if its summertime, catching a Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium. But have you ever heard of the the City Museum? Opened in 1997 and conceived by artist Bob Cassilly it’s been recognized at one of the world’s best […]
Just uploaded a new video highlighting our zip line Upward Enterprises just built at Smokey Glen Farm. This zip line is located at the Grove picnic site. This video was taken at its grand opening event in May. What is unique about this zip line is it is designed with a return so riders circle back to where they started. On […]
At the ropes course we often use the moral debate game we call “Cave Rescue” to generate discussion and opinion. We unearth what each individual in the team building group values in others. Why does one person stand up for another who is in peril versus letting another person, who they deem not as valuable, […]