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Total loan: $7,500


Monroeville, PA, United States / Entertainment

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A loan helped with startup costs for Outer Limits Adventure Park, a family entertainment center.

Carolyn's story

I've always loved physical activities and outdoor adventures - anything from playing basketball to whitewater rafting. This led me to pursue a degree in Health and Physical Education with an emphasis on Recreation. After graduating, I started a family and worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff in schools. I loved it, but one night I literally had a dream about starting a bounce house business. I told my husband that it was what I was meant to do, but he told me to go back to sleep. I kept at it and eventually we made the investment and Jumping Jumperoo was born! I've now been running Jumping Jumperoo for ten years and am ready for the next step, a full family entertainment center. In that time, I've gotten involved with IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Park and Attractions) which allowed me to attend conferences and meet owners of entertainment centers of all sizes and from around the world. I've learned a lot and am now ready to start my next adventure: Outer Limits Adventure Park!