Zipping, Swinging and Problem-Solving

Written by Karen Highland June 12, 2012, for her website 365 Frederick

We recently participated in a Team Building Retreat with a dozen people from our office. From problem-solving and team-building exercises, on to zip lines and swinging over the Monocacy River, this was a remarkable experience!

Clive Felgate with Team Building Ropes
Course in Background

Clive Felgate owns and operates Upward Enterprises in Adamstown, Maryland. Located on the grounds of the Claggett Retreat Center @ 3035 Buckeystown Pike, they specialize in Team Building and Adventure Programs. On the grounds you’ll find several challenge courses and team-building activities available for Corporate groups, youth groups and birthday and private parties. Some of the activities:

  • Ropes Course Training, over 80 different high and low ropes activities
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Event Planning
  • Rock Climbing
  • Caving
  • Ropes Course Design and Construction
  • Indoor Team Building and Conferences

Our Team Building Retreat

Twelve of us spent 3+ hours together at Upward Enterprises last week. We struggled through two team-building exercises, learning a lot about ourselves, and each other, our communication styles, and how our interactions can improve. I thought it was a valuable experience and took away several points……………………….
To read the rest of Karen’s ropes course experience story go to her website 365 Frederick.
Thanks Karen!!


  1. 365 Frederick on June 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    You're very welcome.. and thanks to you for the return post!