Meredith Dropkin

TreeUmph! Adventure Course Set to Open Second Location in Hernando County
$2.35 Million Estimated Economic Impact, Hiring Local Firms and Creating Jobs

Hernando County, Florida – March 3, 2015 – TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Southwest Florida's first treetop obstacle course, announced its plans to expand into Hernando County. The new adventure park is projected to bring approximately $2.35 million in local economic impact and create up to 30 full- and part-time jobs for Hernando County residents in its first year of business. Grand opening is expected for November 2016. "We are proud to partner with TreeUmph! Adventure Course as we welcome them to our family!" said Leonard Sossamon, Hernando County Administrator. "Life is an adventure, and TreeUmph! is about to make it more adventurous in Hernando County!"

Following the success of TreeUmph! Adventure Course's Manatee County location, the company will rely on a combination of international expertise from TreeGo and Outplay Adventures for the design, building and installation of the obstacle course. TreeUmph! Adventure Course is dedicated to protecting and optimizing natural resources while providing a safe, clean and attractive park. Innovative construction techniques minimize root and tree damage, without infringing upon their continued growth and health. Sensitive habitats such as wetlands will be left in their natural condition. Local businesses will be hired to assist with grounds development and construction of the base camp buildings.

The natural setting and unique experience make TreeUmph! Adventure Course an ideal gathering place for community, corporate, church, youth, fundraising and social events. The owners, husband and wife Aaron and Kathy Corr and Alex Scholten, plan to continue their commitment to the community in Hernando County, which has become a staple at TreeUmph! Adventure Course Manatee County by hosting various charity events throughout the year. The new 50-acre park will be able to serve up to 400 people per day, attracting tourists and residents from across the state – with an estimated annual draw of 25,000 to 40,000 people to the Hernando County area. "We are thrilled that TreeUmph! Adventure Course is coming to Hernando County," said Tammy J. Heon, Tourism Development Coordinator at the Hernando County Tourism Bureau. "The park is the perfect addition to the outdoor adventures that Hernando County offers to both residents and guests. We look forward to welcoming them and working together to bring more visitors to our area."

The TreeUmph! Adventure Course experience ranges from two to four hours and will include up to 80 individual obstacles with a design unique to the Brooksville landscape. With five progressively difficult courses for adults and a children-only course for ages 7-11, adventurers of all skill levels will make their way along a self-guided tour through the treetops. The challenges include wobbly bridges, hanging nets, bungee swings, an exhilarating ZIP line and more. Visitors can stop at any time and are always harnessed to the industry's most sophisticated safety equipment. Seniors can enjoy the treetop fun too, with a discounted ticket option.

"It has been a dream come true to watch our original Manatee County treetop adventure course blossom into a successful, fun destination for residents and visitors alike," said Aaron Corr. "To have the opportunity to develop and introduce another TreeUmph! Adventure Course is simply amazing for us. We look forward to creating an exciting new way for the people of Hernando County to spend the day outdoors with friends and family, and challenge themselves with a truly unique adventure."

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