Sunday, March 29, 2009

Crossroads Paintball at Killer Paintball

Nate and DaveNate and I wounded
We had our annual Crossroads youth group paintball game today. It was a cold, nasty rainy day that eventually turned into snow, so thankfully it was indoors. It's a blast having Nate old enough to play. This was his second year playing and he had a blast. We had a ton of kids, both high school and junior high, including a bunch of kid's friends that had never come to any of our stuff before.

We've been playing paintball for at least 10 years as a youth group, sometimes twice a year. In the beginning (when I was a little younger) I loved it. Now, I enjoy hearing the kid's stories, leading packs of junior high kids to victory (rarely happens) and putting the hurt on some of the kids who deserve it most (comon, I'm being honest. everyone who works with kids wants to do this).

Two of the kids in our youth group (Jake and Sarah) parents own Killer Paintball, and they took great care of us. We had the place pretty much to ourselves, with about 35 people in our group. Being indoors was great because we could move between games really quickly and the games went a little quicker since they weren't so spread out.
FezKasey and Katie
We played all sorts of versions, including paratroooper (people are dropped into the game every 10 seconds), protect the president (secret service try and keep the president alive and move him across the course) and a sniper round (one of the other Dad's and I sat in a perch and got to pick off kids left and right). This was Fez's first solo-planned paintball round and he did a great job (with a little help from his wife, of course).

You can see the rest of the pictures here.

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