MIDDLETOWN, Conn., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike traditional zip line and/or rope courses offering theme park-based experiences, EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center (ELSAC), just 15 minutes south of Hartford is "calling out" groups from all walks of life to experience the challenge of a lifetime.
ELSAC's President and GM, Dan Jaskot said, "We have hosted over 65,000 adventurers to instill corporate team and wellness development, youth leadership and team building, sports-based strategic tactics and some really unique family-based leisure activities. We provide uplifting, memorable, and confidence-building adventures to all with the highest safety precautions in the industry."
ELSAC Founder and Former Army Ranger Captain Joe DeRing said, "This is a one-of-a-kind exhilarating adventure experience for all kinds of groups; it combines the adrenaline rush of tree top zip lining, rappelling and traversing and empowers leadership skills that "ignite" team environments. If it's fun you want, it's here; if its leadership skills you need, you will get them!"
ELSAC splits the northeastern seasons between the warmer months outside on the adventure course and offer indoor courses, workshops and training exercises in offices, classrooms and facilities during the colder months. With the discipline and experience of a former Army Ranger and an extremely well-orchestrated curriculum directed by Jaskot (coincidentally a former teacher), this life experience adventure center is a one-stop-shop that creates a unique and stimulating environment by providing the opportunity for groups and individuals to embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure that will enhance their mental and physical fortitude. Coupled with the towering experiential learning elements, the curriculum-based programming helps people better manage the way they communicate and interact with others in team situations; equipping individuals with the life skills necessary to transform the way people interact at work, school, home and a variety of other environments.
"Our zip line course enables guests to travel through the beautiful canopy of the Laurel Brook Forest and we offer adventures for all ages and abilities – from zip lining, rappelling and tree climbing, compass and map scavenger hunts, adventure races, and group adventure programming (corporate team building, youth development, and sports team leadership). Guests will experience a special brand of adventure – exceptional customer services, safe experiences led by professional guides, and uplifting memories," Jaskot added.
Guest and Group Leader Bobby Gillon said, "We had four guides/employees with our group and they were all extremely friendly and helpful. The entire staff did a fantastic job creating a sense of fun and adventure for our group. Most importantly they made the whole experience and challenge positive, especially when different members of our group struggled with various elements and fears."
Jaskot added, "Participating in positive adventure (high reward/low risk) can turn an individual's fear and uncertainty into higher levels of self-confidence, great feelings of achievement, and an increased willingness to take on (and overcome) positive risks/challenges. Adventuring in groups leads to an amazing bonding experience in which every participant shares the common goal of "conquering the mountain" as opposed to going around it."
EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center offers special discounts on custom experiences for companies, colleges, schools, youth groups, sports teams, churches, civic and government organizations and of course individual and family leisure as well. Some programs under these organizations include:
Corporations (large and small businesses)
Team Development Programming
Youth Development (schools, camps, scouts, youth services bureaus)
Class Team Building and Leadership Development
Student Government Leadership Training
Field Trips and End of Year Celebratory Programs
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Programs
Camp Staff Training and Team Building
Team Building and Leadership Development Programs
After-school Leadership Development and Team Building Programs
Successful School Transitioning Programming
Church Group Outings and Leadership Development Programming
Diversion and Prevention Programming
Sports Leadership and Team Development
Leadership Intensives for Sport Captains
Residence Life Staff Training
Student Government/Leadership Organizations
Student Orientation Leaders
Living Learning Communities
Birthday Parties and Family Reunions
For your custom group or individual experience, please call Dan Jaskot at 860-638-4754 or book online at www.LeadershipSports.com.
SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER: Input (online reservations) or mention (phone reservations) code CTV for 10% off your adventure today!
SOURCE EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center