History

Our Founders

The Adventure Education Center was started by Dr. Charles Mand and Dr. Gary Moore in 1982 through The Ohio State University. The organization began as a way for Outdoor Adventure Ph.D. Graduate students at The Ohio State University to continue their studies in an outdoor environment with area youth. In just six years the programs exploded and a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization was formed as Direct Instructional Support Systems.The SuperGames concept was brought to the nonprofit’s program offerings in 1998.

Today, the nonprofit is governed by an nine-member Board of Trustees with Roger Graber serving as President since 1998. Roger brings his 35 years of experience in public education and has provided outstanding leadership throughout the rapid growth of the organization.

About Us

The Adventure Education Center (AEC) & SuperGames is a non-profit organization that works with over 500,000 participants a year. The variety of programs we offer is deeply rooted in educational learning and has allowed us to interact and collaborate with a number of different kinds of groups, including those from schools, colleges, churches, corporations, and local communities. Our aim as an organization is to provide experiences and service that exceed our client’s needs and expectations.

Under Dr. Moore’s leadership, we have grown from an Adventure Camp to one of the industry leaders in the Midwest. Today, the AEC is home to one of the most extensive challenge course facilities in the Midwest and due to the overwhelming success of the AEC, SuperGames was created in order to provide schools that could not afford to come to the AEC with quality event programs. Today, over 500 organizations around the Midwest use SuperGames for their events.

From its humble beginnings, SuperGames has become a leader in the event planning and corporate team building industry. With over 300 activities and inflatables to choose from, SuperGames has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a portable climbing wall, a giant inflatable bounce, or the latest interactive gaming system, SuperGames can deliver. Our top of the line activities combined with our creative, fun-loving staff has made for the ultimate combination in event planning.

The AEC & SuperGames is quite possibly one of the most innovative event and teambuilding companies in the Midwest. In providing fun and exciting programs for participants of all ages – we strive to bring people together and create experiences that will last a lifetime!

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