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Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center

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Address: 2011 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-6151
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+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 tree top zip line canopy tour. 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 encouraging, 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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Lots of Fun

A fun experience with an excellent crew to make everyone feel comfortable and safe. Jeff and Sam were great guides to help you thru the course, especially the extra rope climbing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dennis S
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Guilford, Connecticut
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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fun experience with an excellent crew to make everyone feel comfortable and safe. Jeff and Sam were great guides to help you thru the course, especially the extra rope climbing activities.

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

Hello Dennis S., thank you so much for your kind review! Congratulations on completing all of the zip lines and climbing obstacles and we are so happy to hear Sam and Jeff added feelings of comfort and safety. Thank you for Zip Lining with EMPOWER Dennis! More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had two great guides and they were so funny and nice. They encouraged everyone to get involved and enjoy themselves. Plus, if you're nervous they are there to comfort and motivate you! Such a great time, highly recommend to a friend

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Thank mazachelsea
Dan J, Manager at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello mazachelsea, Thank you so much for the 5-star review and for your very kind comments about your zip lining experience here at EMPOWER. Congratulations for completing every challenge at EMPOWER and we are happy to hear that your guides added to your adventure! Keep on Zipping On!!! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was great they made the experience pleasant and fun. This is definitely a cool adventure for all!

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Thank Shanique W
Dan J, General Manager at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Shanique, Thank you for your review of EMPOWER and very nice note! We are happy to hear that you had such a fun and pleasant experience during your adventures with EMPOWER. Congrats on becoming masters at the craft of zip lining, rappelling, and tree climbing!!! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend Empower for a group activity. Everything went very smoothly. The guides(sorry I can't remember their names) were excellent!! Everything is explained to you. We had so much fun!!!!! Thank Empower!!

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Thank Patty M
Dan J, Manager at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Patty M, Thank you so much for your kind review and TripAdvisor recommendation! Jeff and Breanna had a blast with your group and I'll be sure to pass your feedback along to them. We are so happy to hear that you Empower zip line experience was so fun, smooth, and positive. Thank you for flying with Empower Patty! -... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was a training activity for coworkers who will be participating in a rappelling event. The staff was amazing. They made the experience fun and enjoyable. The instruction was great and addressed individual questions and abilities. Dan Jaskot was professional, knowledgeable and made the experience a great time for everyone. Would definitely go back!

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Thank 43ricky123
Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello 43ricky123, Thank you for your kind review note. We are so happy to hear your Rappelling and Zip Lining Experience was so fun and enjoyable for you and your team - we had a blast with everyone!!! You all are going to do AWESOME at the Rappelling Event coming up and we can't wait to see you again! More 

Middletown, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I committed to doing things that scare me in 2017 and seeing as Empower was only a mile from my house, it seemed like an obvious choice to fulfill this promise. On 4/15, with 5 family members in tow, I did the zip lining experience. I felt safe, which I thought would be impossible, due to the skilled guides. My... More 

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Thank teachsome1
Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello teachsome1, First off, congratulations to you for completing our zip line adventure and for living out your commitment to do things that scare you in 2017! Secondly, thank you so much for your kind review. We had a wonderful time in the tree tops with you and your family - you all should be very proud of your accomplishments... More 

Cromwell, Connecticut
Level Contributor
42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is such a great place for Corporate Teambuilding events as well as Family Outings.They have so much to offer and Dan and his team are great to work with.They really do have something for everyone-no matter what age.They offer packages for the Corporate groups as well as specials all the time for families-everyone should really check it out!

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Thank Lquin493
Dan J, Manager at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Lquin493 - we appreciate your note! More 

Madison, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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Thank gazdac2016
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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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
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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Thank ariana r
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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