Low Cost Start-Up Investment
With a low start-up cost of $95,800 - $162,500, Child's Play Challenge Courses is a wide open market for children's entertainment, enrichment and more.
mobile industry leader
Children need more than coding and technology. We are all about creating experiences with physical challenges accessible for all ages and abilities.
flexible and scalable
Build around your lifestyle with multiple revenue streams. From children's parties, camps, school events, team-building, and more, there are many opportunities for growth.
An innovative and fun fitness and entertainment franchise
Overcoming the challenges of social media and excessive screen time.
Child's Play Challenge Courses takes a different perspective on the health and well-being of children. Sure, computers and coding are great, but we believe in the importance of physical play to strengthen focus and awaken a mind overflowing with electronics. We challenge children to find their strength, no matter their athletic ability, and spend time with family and friends beyond the reliance of social media and excessive screen time.
Our awesome obstacle course provides a fun and motivating activity for folks of all ages, with a particular emphasis on children's events and enrichment. Our unique mobile business brings the action right to our clients at the location of their choice, indoors or outdoors, and enables us to operate year round and without the obstacles of brick and mortar.
Child's Play Challenge Courses works for families like ours and so many others. We have created a solid business model with multiple revenue streams generated by a wide variety of event offerings, low start up costs, scalability, an amazing work-life balance, and a solid support system so you can leave the office behind, unplug and play!
MEET OUR FOUNDERS MATT AND LAUREN BORAWSKI
why i left my past to build a better future with child's play challenge courses
I never thought I would own my own business. I spent the majority of my life working for other people and I thought that was the only way for my family to have security and a steady paycheck. I was passionate about my career in television and the performing arts, working for over 30 years as a stage manager, production manager, operations manager, and event manager. I was well respected within the industry and I was damn good at what I did. Logistics flowed through my veins and managing teams of people came easy to me. I was driven by the mission of the arts making a difference in the lives of others. So, when Matt and I started Child's Play Challenge Courses I clung to my former career, while also supporting our business and working 100 hours a week. Every week. For years. And I was very content...until I wasn't. Until I was burned out from being pulled in two different directions. Then COVID came along and changed everything. Child's Play Challenge Courses flourished, despite the pandemic, as it became increasingly important for folks to stay healthy and active in the safety and comfort of their own location. On the other side, the performing arts came to a crashing halt and I was furloughed from my job. For the first time I was given the opportunity to dedicate 100% of my time to our business. I felt so free! It was exhilarating being outdoors every day with our Course Crushers instead of indoors in meetings. I was living life on my own terms and realizing we were better equipped at providing the security we needed than any outside employer. When we made the decision to franchise I left my old life behind to provide my undivided attention to our business and our franchisees. My personal mission to make a difference in the lives of others burns brighter than ever with Child's Play Challenge Courses. Owning my own business has made me truly happier than I have ever been and I want that same happiness for our franchisees. It's been said, "build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs." Reach out to me and let's talk about how you can not just dream, but challenge yourself to make it happen. I can't wait to talk to you. Lauren Borawski, Co-Owner, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Course Master
the steps to crush your FUTURE
1. Let's Chat
See if Child's Play Challenge Courses is right for you.
Review our Franchise Disclosure Document.
Visit us and meet the team of Child's Play Challenge Courses.
Qualified candiates approved to join Child's Play Challenge Courses.
Launch your own Child's Play Challenge Courses and CRUSH your future!
frequently asked questions
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What are the startup costs and what do they include?Currently, the range of startup investment is $95,800 to $162,500, which includes the $35,000 initial franchise fee. Other estimated costs include 3rd party professional advisory fees, insurance and 3 months of working capital.
How much space do I need for this business? Do I need to lease a brick and mortar space?Your business can be home-based with the truck that stores everything needed for the Challenge Course, mobile and ready to go. We’ll review the space you want to use for your Child’s Play Challenge Courses business.
How long does it take to get the business started?You should be able to launch in as few as 3 to 4 months, depending on how quickly you complete pre-opening steps, acquire your vehicle and attend training.
Do I have to be an owner operator?Yes! If you are looking for a passive income, pass us by. We are looking for owner operators who will lead their team by example and work right alongside of their Course Masters. You will drive your awesome branded box truck, set up equipment and engage with your Course Crushers. And yes, at the end of the day you will be sweaty and dirty and tired, but you will also be exhilarated and proud as heck, knowing you made a difference in someone's life that day. Our business is scalable and flexible and you will build your business around your unique lifestyle. Reach out to us to discuss your path to build an amazing future.
Do I have to be like a "Ninja Warrior" to own this business?"Ninja warrior skills are not needed, but there is definitely a physicality to running your Child's Play Challenge Courses business. We are looking for folks who love working with children and adults and have a strong and motivational presence. And although we operate indoors, the great outdoors hosts the majority of our business and you will need the resilience to work in all sorts of weather conditions. Does this scare you? It shouldn't! We are having the time of our lives! Be ready to have fun and help others overcome their fears, step up to the challenge and do their best!
How many employees are needed to operate the business?We typically have between 2 and 4 gig-based Course Masters to assist at a party or event depending on the age of participants, nature of event and the day’s schedule.
Do I have to run this from a home office or can I rent a small office space?Whatever works for you. We don’t require rented office space and since the beginning, our Founders have run this from their home-base. If you want to lease a space, we will review what you’re considering to help guide you on keeping overhead as low as possible.
How much can the business make each year?That is up to you! We provide a detailed Financial Performance Representation, called an Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document, which highlights affiliate performance and history. This can be a useful tool to help you evaluate the revenue potential for your Child’s Play Challenge Courses business. We encourage owners to step up to the Challenge and Crush our past performance!
Is this a seasonal business?No. In our Founder's state of NJ, our peak season is typically April through October and this will vary depending on your location. The good news is our Challenge Course can operate indoors or outdoors allowing for year-round Course Crushing. For those clients who prefer to be inside, we have had amazing events inside gyms, recreation centers, large classroom, ballrooms, and conference rooms, to name a few. Winter Course Crushing outdoors is also an option! Folks bundle up the same as with any other winter sport and we have had some of the best times in the colder months.