Owned and operated by the Capital Region YMCA for more than 33 years, Camp Indian Springs boasts one of the Tallahassee area’s most venerable summer sleep-away spots. Spread across 77 peaceful acres shrouded by maple, oak, cypress, and pine trees, the campus lets kids truly be kids, as opposed to air-traffic controllers. Campers stay in cabins with 8–12 peers of their same age and gender plus two staff members, promising safety and individual attention with a 1 to 7 staff-to-camper ratio. Camp Indian Springs draws its name from the crystal-clear spring at its heart, and gives kids a venue for swimming and water sports, as well as arts and crafts, archery, and other field sports. Nature-survival instruction teaches outdoor-oriented campers how to fend for themselves, ensuring that the next generation will not forget how life was lived before status updates. Surrounded by living, breathing humans and thrown into situations that don’t contain holograms, they'll re-learn to express themselves without angry emoticons.
Boasting a variety of pigment-ready fields, Arc Angels Paintball arms and equips players for polychromatic combat operations. Paint-packing players take to the turf with an all-day field pass, dashing between splatter-coated plywood forts and diving for cover behind inflatable bunkers. Fast-paced games of elimination pit teams of 3–10 against each other in a compact arena, necessitating the tactical use of suppressing fire and indoor voices. Designed to break on contact, paintball shots may cause a momentary sting, but they are infinitely less painful than once-popular paintcubes.
When approaching Tallahassee Paintball Sports, players can already hear the popping sound of paintballs raining down on the woodsy battleground. As shooters duck below multicolored crossfire, the grassy fields? inflatable geometric bunkers create challenging scenarios for opposing teams and soft surfaces for midgame naps. For those without their own equipment, Tallahassee Paintball Sports equips players with paintballs and a stockpile of rentals, including markers and protective gear.
Gravestones peek up from the 70-acre field—just one of the defensive playing structures warriors can duck behind to avoid that colorful, game-ending splotch. Elsewhere amid Blackwater’s multiple courses, they scale castle walls, find refuge behind stacked tires, and let out intimidating war cries while attempting to bounce between inflatable structures. Players fire off rounds of RPS-custom field paint from semiautomatic rifles, using downtime between games to refill CO2 bottles and 200-round hoppers at Blackwater’s on-site shop.