Today’s trip, a major highlight of the summer, was paintballing. The day started normally, but as soon as Shacharit and learning groups were over, we rushed to the buses to get to paintball and the ropes course. It was a long ride, but the wait was well worth it. As we arrived those of us who were brave enough to go paintballing were taught the rules of “war” and were separated into teams. We played about 6 courses, each one more fun than the last. I survived through: D-day, Jungle Attack, Capture the Flag, Protect the Fortress, Town, and Speedball. I got shot at least 50 times, 25 of the shots coming from a machine gun and within ten seconds of each other. By the end of the day, I had scratches all over my body from crawling through all sorts of terrain, and welts covering me from knee to neck. Despite this, the feeling of accomplishment and victory made up for my tired brain and scars of war. Nearby, my friends at the ropes course also had a great time, yet without getting shot at. They had to navigate a wall of rocks, a tight rope, and a zip line that almost (based on who recounts the story) broke the speed of light. At the end of the day, the whole camp joined together for another amazing Camp Sports barbecue. All in all, another specatcular day at Camp Sports!
-Shaun Regenbaum, Dunwoody, GA