Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Summer Employment Opportunity at Upward Enterprises

Are you looking for a fun summer part-time job with a flexible schedule?

We are looking for seasonal staff to work at our event facility in Gaithersburg where we run zip lines for picnic groups. It’s a fun, outdoor job for someone that is enthusiastic and dependable. Most events are held on the weekends and we offer training as needed.

Job Duties: assist guests with proper harness and helmet fitting, assist with landing point for participants, and provide excellent customer service.

Benefits include: flexible hours, working outdoors, meals and shirt provided.

Requirements: high school or equivalent, must complete safety training, ability to stand outside for long periods of time, reliable transportation, English speaking, ability to pass background check and drug test, excited to deliver adventure and educational experience to our guests.

To apply: send email inquiry and resume to Clive at clive@upwardenterprises.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dramatic Video You Have to See

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.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Leap of Faith

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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Team Building at Upward

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 fashion 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 renewed synergy.

Both of our facilities have rope climbing and zip lines but our programs are very different. Where Sandy Spring provides pure adventure and adrenaline, Upward Enterprises provides the component of team building with a facilitator. We are geared for groups while they are more of an amusement park where individuals can explore independently.

Clive exploring The Adventure Park
In return, this week we were invited to The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School to have a day of fun. It was a challenge for our staff and a good break from the busy back to school team building season for incoming students from the around the Washington Metro area.

Thank you, Adventure Park for trusting Upward Enterprises with your team building training and for a great day at your facility as well.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Animals Have Problem Solving Skills Too

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 a box is amazing.

So whenever you run into a problem, don't get frustrated and give up trying. Just remember, if a crow can figure out 8 separate problem solving stages, so can you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Good Day of Team Building

In July, Worx Graphic Design came out to our challenge ropes course for some 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 we can make a difference.