Paintballers at all levels are always looking for the latest upgrade. In our sport the slightest edge can mean the difference between hanging the flag and dragging feet to the deadbox. Line-of-Fire Paintball offers players of all ages a chance to upgrade the most essential aspect of the gear – themselves.
Each summer Line-of-Fire puts on a three day paintball skills camp. Campers range from 10-years-old to 60, but they all come for the same reasons: to have fun, to improve their skills, and to add some new techniques to their repertoires. This year’s experience covered the basics that everyone needs to play the sport, then focused on some skills specific to the scenario side of the sport.
Jason “foolybear” Lineberger, Joel Krenzer, and Brian Radford, all of Team Capital Offense, served as the camp instructors. Each day began with skill work on the airball field, including: gun fighting essentials, movement, communication, teamwork – aspects of the game that can be honed in the confines of the airball arena but that can be applied to any game on any terrain. The drills then moved to the close-quarters battles of the town field and then on to the woods. Players also took part in games designed to work on specific paintball skills. One favorite forced a small team to sharpen their abilities to move quietly in the woods, to choose their battles, and to spring an ambush at the right moment. Campers capped off eight hours of paintball with just-for-fun games, and the final day concluded with a camp dinner and awards ceremony.
Big thanks go to Planet Eclipse for their continued support of this paintball camp. The campers loved their daily prizes! And many of them have also upgraded their kit by purchasing new PE markers and playing gear, equipment they had a chance to test at camp. Thanks also to Enola Gaye who sent the awesome smoke grenades that added excitement to an already high-energy camp experience.
Line-of-Fire’s 2016 camp will take place on June 29 – July 1 near Asheville, North Carolina. Looking for a great present for that paintballer in your life? Think about the gift of paintball camp!
Jason “foolybear” Lineberger is the woodsball wizard for Planet Eclipse and captain of Team Capital Offense. You can catch him on Twitter (@foolybear) or on Instagram (@foolybear).