Will the lasers hurt the player's eyes?
No. The guns do not actually shoot laser beams at the players. Indoor and outdoor laser tag guns shoot beams of infra-red light to tag the opposing players on sensors. Flash light tag would be a more accurate name for the games but marketing people decided to give the game a more exciting name.
Is laser tag dangerous?
Generally, laser tag is safe, but any active sport has the potential for injury. Players run around creating the excitement of the game, but also creating the potential for injuries. Players have fallen from playground equipment. Bumps, bruises, scraped knees and elbows are a norm. Players have run into each other and accidentally hit each other with the equipment. Insects and poison ivy are regular hazards in the playing area and therefore can be an issue.
If you play during the day, how do the sensors see the light?
Indoor and outdoor laser tag guns use infrared light to hit the opponent’s sensors. A person cannot see the “laser beams” that are shot playing laser tag. Both indoor and outdoor guns use a red flasher to create the illusion of a laser beam being shot from the gun. Indoor facilities, because of the limited distance and dark conditions, appear to allow the players to see a laser beam or flash. In close quarters and dark conditions, the outdoor guns mimic that effect as well. Outdoor guns have sights that the player aims at the opposing player and if the players are close enough the shooting player, they can hear if the speaker on the other players sounds off. At distance they must use body language to tell if the player was hit.
What should campers bring to camp? What should campers wear to camp?
Bring: A positive attitude. An extra long sleeved polo shirt or button shirt. Baseball cap. Bug spray and sunblock. Bring a raincoat if it is raining. PT and Laser Tag WILL take place in the rain. GLOVES are necessary for building forts and Battlefield Headquarters in the woods,
Wear: Long pants, socks and athletic shoes or hiking shoes. Wear a T-shirt but bring the long
sleeved shirt. Bring a reusable water bottle. Bring a sack lunch and granola bars.
Do Not Bring: Tablets, headphones or money. Cell phones are kept in a secured locker and are NOT allowed out on the trails, during PT or during Laser Tag.
8 AM Check in at the staging area hay barn)
Break into teams and designate game roles, strategy and tactics
Military tactical training
Physical Fitness warm up
Select Laser equipment and headbands
9 AM Hike into the Laser Tag Jungle Trails
Build a fort on first day, and reinforce or adapt each day thereafter (especially if the other team conquered and destroyed your fort!)
Team huddle and briefly go over game strategy
10 AM Let the game begin- In It to Win It! Battlefield Laser Tag with Halo, FORTNITE and Call of Duty.
Carry Laser Tag equipment back to staging area
12 Noon Break for sack lunch
Debriefing: discussing success and failures of the day's game; strengths and weakness of self, teammates, and opponents
1 PM Parent Pickup
8 AM Check in at the covered pavilion
Break into study groups and hike to the river to look for pair of bald eagles and other native animals (beavers, egrets)
9 AM Ranch Animals
Time with ranch animals for grooming, observation and study: horses, mini horse, mini pigs, fainting goats, Barbary sheep
10 AM Arrival of Extreme Animals
Wild Time with Extreme Animals!
Different species every day. Each camper will have individual time to spend with each animal
11:30 AM Study groups
Daily assignment: habitats and behaviors of different species with handouts
12 Noon break for sack lunch
12:15 PM Creative writing assignment: What did you do today ? What did you see? What did you learn today? Write a short story about your favorite animal that your parents can read. Short quiz on the animals that came to visit today!
1 PM Parent Pickup