(upbeat music) – I’m in Indiana Dunes Country for a brand new kind of adventure at Blastcamp. Let’s go see what they have going on. (upbeat music) – Hello, my name is Virgil Fray, and I’m the owner of Blastcamp Paintball and Airsoft, located on historic Nike missile base C47, right here in Hobart, Indiana.
(upbeat music) The most interesting thing about Blastcamp is our history. We’re located on a historic landmark, Nike missile base C47 was an active army base from 1953 to 1973. Blastcamp is actually located on the control area of the base, so we have the mess hall, we have the fallout shelter, we have the admin building, two barracks buildings.
We close down for paintball for one day a month, so the whole field is just airsofts. You got 23 acres of playing field, and people are allowed to play in them, through, around. We like to feature the buildings.
They’re one of the things that give us a really unique feel that you don’t find at other paintball places. (upbeat music) The second most interesting thing about Blastcamp is the fact that we’ve been in the modern combat sports industry for 31 years now, so we are as full service as it gets.
I mean, a lot of paintball places focus on one or two areas of paintball or airsoft, and we do everything from birthday parties, bachelor parties. We can do low impact birthday parties from ages eight and up.
We do scenario events and tournaments as well on the competitive side of the game. Probably our most popular event is our Battle of Hoth. It is always the Saturday after the Super Bowl, but we’re one of the few fields that’s actually open during the winter.
So we focus on all of it, from our pro-shop to our playing field, we pretty much do it all, even haunted houses. The third most interesting thing about Blastcamp is the family friendly atmosphere that you’ll find out here.
Over our 31 years, we have a really good culture that has built up here. Very supportive of new, younger players. We were one of the first fields in the country to offer kids’ rules for ages 13 and under.
Very safe. Our refs are known to be very accommodating, and keep things safe, fun and fair. (upbeat music) So the first most interesting thing about Blastcamp is our history, located on a historic landmark.
Second most interesting thing about Blastcamp would be our full service. Anything you want to do paintball or combat sports related, we can help you with. Third thing is the family friendly atmosphere you can find out here.
I mean, anybody from ages eight and up can come out and have a great time. It’s not just paintball, it’s Blastcamp. – Man, that was fun. Be sure to subscribe to find more exciting adventures, like Blastcamp, at Indiana Dunes Country.
We hope to see you out there.