Big Jump

 August 28, 2021

 Skydive Monroe 

Big Jump is a day-long event that raises funds for ESP summer camp. It begins at 10am with the first jump and runs until 6pm. Our jumpers spend the months leading up to the festival raising a minimum of $600. Then at the completion of their fundraising, they celebrate with skydiving. We bring together food, fun, and entertainment to create a festive environment for watching our jumpers make their descent. In past years, there has been live music, pony rides, bounce houses, special guest appearances, crafts for the kids, and plane rides. So bring the whole family to spend the day at the Big Jump!

For the last six years, ESP participants, staff, board members, and community partners have become superheroes by diving for dollars. In 2018, 50 skydivers helped raise $150,000 to send some extra special people to their favorite place: ESP summer camp. Now it’s your chance to do the same!

Join us in 2021

How can you become a skydiving superhero for ESP?

  1.     Fill out the registration form. The sooner the better, so that you can begin fundraising early.
  2.     Pay the $25 registration fee.
  3.     You will receive an email with a link to create your own personal fundraising page within 2 business days.
  4.     Create your fundraising page! Make sure to upload a photo and share why you're jumping.
  5.     From there you can add a photo and customize your page to your liking. Once you’re done, start sharing your page with friends and family!

All of our jumpers will be jumping in tandem with one of Skydive Monroe’s professionals.

*Because of harness sizes, Skydive Monroe has a weight limit of 225 lbs for men and 170 for women.*

We will be in touch regarding your jump time a week or two before Big Jump. We ask our jumpers to arrive at least half an hour before they are scheduled to jump to sign in and prepare for jumping. Your jump time is the general point during the day at which you will jump. Since we have to make allowances for weather and other jumpers, this time may change slightly during the day. Please inform your spectators that there may be a half hour to hour long wait.


Each Jumper is required to raise a minimum of $600. Those who raise $1,000 or more will be included in the High Fliers Club and recognized the day of!

The top fundraiser will receive the Matthew Dooley Award: for the past several years, Matthew has been the top Big Jump fundraiser. Now he’ll be passing on the torch!

As jumpers register, you’ll be able to see their pages when you click on the picture below. Click on each jumper’s page to learn more about why they are diving for dollars for ESP and to donate to their totals.

Being a part of ESP by volunteering with Big Jump is such a rewarding & fun experience!  The opportunity to spend time with ESP’s families and the community is a spectacular way to meet and share with people, especially in the fresh air. It is so much fun to watch the emotions of all the jumpers, but watching the ESP campers is the most priceless!

-Suzanne Dooley