Transition Year Coordinators and Youth Group Leaders – have you ever tried paintballing?
Do you think your kids would benefit from learning to work as a team, to learn to strategise and solve problems? These are life skills that can transfer to any activity and are easily learned in a fun environment like a paintball field. Kippure offers an excellent opportunity of paintball for your school trip or youth group excursion, right here in north Co. Wicklow, only 45 minutes from the M50. Manor Kilbride is situated on the Liffey, in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, and is an ideal location to practice this sport. Participants need to plan and work together, make decisions, learn from mistakes, communicate and to coordinate with each other. Through this process new leaders are discovered. And if you feel like joining them, you certainly can!
What is Paintball?
The game involves two teams competing for territory and capturing flags. It’s a game of strategy that requires quick thinking to outwit the opponent. Armed with the very latest semi-automatic guns (containing paintball pellets shot from a compressed gas powered gun) they are designed to mark the opponents with dye. Clothed in professional facemasks for safety, and camouflage overalls, they will play various game scenarios that may leave them feeling exhausted but begging for more!
If safety rules are followed, paintball is very safe with an injury rate of only 0.2 injuries per 1,000 exposures.
A game of quick thinking. The Blue team and the Red team advance. Both teams have the same objective, to raise their own coloured flag, which lies at the end of the course. The teams must try to eliminate as many of their opponents as possible in the process.
A defend and attack game. The objective is to secure ammunition boxes which are located in the ammo dump. The winning team must retrieve the boxes and return to their safety zone.
A game of patience. One team constantly defends the fort, whilst under attack from the other team. Many lives are lost on this game! The winning team raises the flag and then owns the fort!
All the games are reversible so each course is played twice.
Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and runners. Everything else is supplied.
Each player will receive the following:
Additional paintballs can be purchased on site: €10 = 100 paintballs
Who can play?
Those 14 years and upwards, consent forms must be filled in.
When can they play?
There are 3 time slots Monday to Friday
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