Welcome to the world of adventure! Are you adventurous? Yes you are!
For some, it is very obvious. For others, challenges bring out their true courage. Empower’s Adventure Camp offers a range of adventure activities for all sorts of adventurers- trekking, river rafting, obstacle courses, nature walks, rock climbing and para-sailing. Whether you are a water baby or a wannabe mountaineer, whether you feel like feeling liberated up in the air when para-sailing or you like feeling one with the nature on a trekking expedition or a nature walk, we have an option for you*.
Set in the picture perfect Kolad area, surrounded by greenery and flanked by a lake and mountain, Empower Camp is an ideal location for a whole range of adventure activities. Need bigger challenges? We can take you on a fun camp that includes a visit to Kumaon National Park and takes you on lake tours and nature walks.
Are you a serious trekker? Then our Himalayan Treks are the one for you. Adventure, fun and thrills. For us, this is serious business. We make sure that each activity is safe, provide the participants with prescribed safety gear, and run them through safety instructions before each activity. (*Some of the adventure activities are seasonal, and some of them need a minimum number of participants. Please check with our office before planning for an activity during your trip).
Adventure Camp Activities
|Burma Bridge||Rock Climbing/Rappelling|
|Flying Fox/Zip Line||Trekking|
|Raft Building||Valley Crossing|
|White Water Rafting||Zoomering|
|Burma Bridge A semblance of improvised bridges used in Burma – a land full of water channels and rivers. This is a bridge that consists of a thick rope for walking upon, and two ropes to hold on to. The bridge stretches across a gorge. Here its a semblance of the river. Its anchored on to artificial structures with a pond below, which is filled with water only during the monsoons. You are ready to cross when you have put on the harness and connected yourself to the safety rope. All that remains is a 18-metre suspended walk in natural surroundings.An exciting activity for those willing to try something new.
|Cycling We at Empower have introduced cycling as an activity as it not only improves one’s performance and enjoyment but helps an individual get fitter & competitive. Through profound training, performance testing & cycling camps etc. we have helped numerous individuals who are a part of Empower camps improve their performance and enjoyment of the sport. Besides the excitement it lends itself beautifully to metaphorical representation of concentration, balance, stamina, endurance and agility.
Experience the wheel life!
|Flying Fox/Zip Line A flying fox is a common way to return participants to the ground at the end of a ropes adventure course. In past days in the Australian outback, flying foxes were occasionally used for delivering food, cigarettes or tools to people working on the other side of an obstacle such as a gully or river.At Empower its a simple ropeway built across two trees wherein the participants need to climb up to a height of 25 ft by rope ladder and come down sliding on a rope inclined at 30 degrees, with the help of a pulley. The climb is moderately difficult. The start off is the decision point. Safety is ensured. Builds self-confidence, identifies fears & most importantly the team work support helps gather courage.
|Raft Building It is a 150 – 220 minutes team event wherein every team is required to design and build a raft with given material. Thereafter the teams race by rowing the rafts built by them. This activity involves planning and strategizing, risk management, team work and dynamism. A very challenging activity that’s way too interesting in rains.
|Rock Climbing Empower Camp facilitates rock climbing as its a physically and mentally demanding sport that tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. Rock climbing here, at Empower Camps has objectives of team building and we have variations for different groups. Most of all this activity gives all those involved with it an up-close view of incredible scenery of nature allowing them to interact with nature along with rock climbing.
|Rappelling Rappelling, generally known as “to rope down” is done over a natural rock face that brings a powerful sense of accomplishment and is a vital source in bringing about the realization that not every perceived risk is undefeatable. The natural environment and the remoteness of locations that Empower takes you to enhance the challenge you accept when you take up this activity. Confidence building, fear management, trust, risk taking capability is determined. We introduce rappelling activity with information about climbing and rappelling equipment like gloves, helmets, harnesses, rappelling ropes etc.. We give a fair demonstration of rappelling techniques and safety systems followed with attempts by participants. Fifteen minutes per head is the time we give which individual effectiveness & a sense of achievement.
|Target Shooting Target Shooting at Empower is an amateur’s way of getting thrills and sense of achievement by trying out your concentration power. Using simple Air guns, but multi sized tin target that give u a nice tingling sound when the pallet hits the target, is fun for many.|
|Trekking Trekking – the best activity for those who are fascinated by the unexplored locations. This can help introduce those individuals new to trekking to the special skills required to successfully make a journey of significant length. Empower team takes you through enthralling routes that you could explore in an adventurous and athletic way.You have an option of trekking up a hill (from moderate to tough), along wooded area on a level ground to walking along the lakeside (when there is water (usually Jun to Dec)
|Valley Crossing Monkey crawling from one end to the other at one level, raised from the ground. It tests individual effectiveness & gives a sense of achievement accompanied with confidence building, fear management. We have variations from the very simple option to somewhat tough ones.|
|White Water Rafting Come into an exciting world of thrills and chills…slam yourself through the waves…come to Empower’s White water Rafting that is done over a 12.5 km route on River Kundalika. Emphasizing on team work support that helps gather courage, it’s a 4-5 hours long activity recommended for individuals 15 years and above. It starts with apprehension combined with impending thrill. Imbalance in the raft heightens excitement. A wild white water rafting experience that guarantees to pull you out of everyday existence and routines and push you into the exciting white water & breath-taking scenery. It undoubtedly builds self-confidence and identifies fears.Rafting with Empower is a different experience altogether.
|Zoomaring A simple looking activity which isn’t so simple. It involves climbing up a vertical rope with the help of a ‘zoomar’ – an instrument that can move up but doesn’t slip or move down. It, therefore, provides a firm foothold.|
|In addition to the above, there are many outdoor activities, which may not be catagorised into adventure but are thrilling enough to justify a trip far away from the city|