Experience airsoft Heights style! Acres of woods, forts, and airsoft battles: a recipe for a one of a kind camp experience. Each day the boys will be engaged in a different themed airsoft battle/game, while learning team building and leadership skills.
At the start of camp the boys will be divided into platoons, these will be their “brothers in arms” for the remainder of the week. The platoons’ first challenge will be to take and pass a gun safety course, where the boys will learn how to properly and safely handle an airsoft weapon. After that the fun begins. The boys will be building their own fortifications that they will be defending each day. Battles will include: elimination, capture the flag, lone survivor and many others. Each platoon will also compete in marksmanship, quick draw and “target discernment” challenges.
As the week progresses the boys will hear talks about some of the greatest battles and military heroes of our time including General George Washington, “Stonewall” Jackson, General Eisenhower, Maj. Richard Winters, to name only a few. The focus of each talk will be to not only teach the boys about these heroes, but also to present the virtues that these great leaders possessed and to help them make resolutions and form habits that will last beyond the week of camp.
Camp directors are Shane ONeill and Anton Vorozhko, 6th and 7th grade Heights teachers and co-directors of Langhorne: A Tom Sawyer Adventure Camp.
Social Distance Guidelines:
*To ensure everyone’s safety, all participants will self-report to our airsoft site in Germantown, MD. We will have staggered drop off and pick times, ranging from 9-930 for drop off and 230-3 for pick up. We will let you know what your specific dropoff/pickup time is before camp starts. This summer we are able to offer a shuttle, free of charge, from the Heights to Germantown, with limited seating. You can sign up for this option in registration. We will depart from the Heights at 8:30 and arrive by 3.
*Counselors will be keeping a special eye out for fever/aches/chills/coughing during the day. Any camper who experiences any of these symptoms must stay home (per CDC guidelines).
*All Participants and Counselors will wear a facemask throughout the day. To be clear, during the games the boys will only need to wear their protective airsoft facemask, as they have in the past. Outside of the games, the boys should have a face covering; this could be a cloth mask, gaiter scarf, or a surgical-type mask.
*We will not be able to offer pizza lunches this year. Every camper should bring a bagged lunch and plenty of water. We will have refills of water available, but the boys must drink from their own container.
*Gun rentals: We can once again offer gun rentals. The cost for the rental is $80 and includes a mask. Campers will be given the rental and charger on the first day of camp-this will be theirs to use for the week.
For the camp, bring: Airsoft weapon (FPS no higher than 450), safety mask (must cover entire face). Long sleeves/pants recommended and athletic/hiking shoes.