VACAVILLE — Anyone with children knows they are aching to get out and about after Covid-19 lockdowns. What better way to let them break loose than a visit to Rockin’ Jump?
Owner Todd Carlson is proud to say his business is a safe, fun way to get your ya-yas out.
“It’s fitness disguised as fun,” he said.
Carlson means it, too. He said the first time he tried jumping around at a Rockin’ Jump, he was full-on sweating in no time.
The hangar-size building in the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center is packed with areas to climb, jump and even joust. In addition to numerous trampolines, there’s a climbing wall, a dodgeball court and a “Dark Ninja” course, all at different levels of difficulty. Every activity is protected by a soft, air-mattress material or foam to cushion any falls.
Still, it’s a tricky business to get into. Encouraging children to jump as high as they can has to come with some risk.
“We all have a background in insurance,” said Carlson, who understands the importance of a high level of safety. Indeed, parents can safely drop off their children, he said. With more than 80 employees, all eyes will be on your child.
“Most of our staff are high school kids,” he said. “We want to make sure that their first job is memorable.”
Birthday parties are their mainstay, but they also have special sessions for “tots,” or very young children, and young people with special needs who might want less sensory input or crowds.
Carlson said he got into the business in 2016 after he realized he’d like to own a family friendly business. Rockin’ Jump is a franchise, and he saw how busy other outlets were. He saw a need in Solano County for a fun destination.
“My business partner lived in Vacaville at the time; he had grown up here,” Carlson said. “He said this would make a lot of sense.”
Their gamble paid off. Now the business is so successful it has enabled them to give back to the community.
“We support all the high schools; we try to support all the sports programs,” Carlson said.
Rockin’ Jump also supports camp for elementary school children and all the local Little League programs. The jumping complex also has days it devotes to various charities or organizations, where portions of the proceeds are then donated. Children can also purchase bulk passes and sell them to raise money for causes or organizations.
“We are really open to partnering up with people in the community,” Carlson said. “We really like to support all aspects of the community for sure.”
• Address: 828 Alamo Drive
• Telephone: 707-492-5867
• Website: rockinjump.com/vacaville/