Laser tag helps to find friends
Some people think that people with limited abilities do not communicate much and do not spend their free time actively. But this is absolutely wrong, because the possibility of innovative laser tag technology allows not only to develop their physical abilities, skills, but also to expand acquaintances, make friends, break the psychological shackles of internal isolation.
Our client, John Geyer, who used to work as a paintball instructor, decided to dedicate his life to helping the people at CAMP COURAGEOUS, a famous recreation center for people with disabilities. He knows like no other that such games can help these people: "The sport of Laser Tag provides the campers we serve an opportunity for safe competition and access to the equipment they may not have at other camps that serve individuals with disabilities. To me personally, it allows me to teach team building skills that I utilized when I used to play paintball. For our campers that just want to use the equipment for target practice, I can continue to use skills that I utilized as an instructor for the Boy Scouts".
Laser tag can be a very rewarding and inspiring activity for people with disabilities. While laser tag is often associated with active entertainment for youth and adults, it also offers a number of benefits and opportunities for those who have limitations in physical mobility or other aspects of health. John was fortunate to find private sponsors who allowed the camp to incorporate laser tag into the program: "I have been working with children and adults with disabilities for a while now. We chose to include laser tag into our program in the Fall of 2021. A private donor gifted Camp Courageous the funding to pay for the system. If they had not, we would not have laser tag".
Laser tag also provides opportunities for socialization and the development of social skills. Participants can play in teams and interact with students from other cities by interacting, communicating, and cooperating during the game. This can help develop social interaction skills such as communication, teamwork, developing friendships, and improving social skills. Even during the quarantine season, laser tag continued to grow and showcase its benefits in many ways: "COVID put a hold on many of the programs at Camp Courageous, but we still provided services to many via zoom, long distance experiences, and others. We have had one school season where laser tag was part of the program. It is very popular and many school groups sign up for it. We do not charge additional fees for including laser tag into their camp experience".
The first and main problem was the comfort of the equipment for the visitors of CAMP COURAGEOUS. The camp staff and John Geyer himself, as a long time instructor, carefully studied the market for the most suitable solution and found it with us: "We closely compared Battle Company and LaserTag.net. The cost wise both companies were similar. The biggest decision was based on the ease of use of the taggers for our campers of all ability levels".
The second problem was location. Different types of competitions required different venues. VR and target shooting can be done indoors or on small outdoor areas, but team competitions require larger venues. Camp management saw great potential in the laser tag program, and after evaluating the positive impact on attendance and significant growth, made an important decision: "We are fortunate to have close to 400 acres that make up Camp Courageous. Our most popular scenarios probably are target practice, capture the flag in the woods, and different games using our inflatable bunkers".
CAMP COURAGEOUS has become something of a pioneer in the development of a laser tag program for people with disabilities. So John Geyer is looking for ways to develop collaborations and update the center's capabilities: "When we have needed customer service it has been great".
Given the rapid development of our relationship with CAMP COURAGEOUS, as well as their desire to develop cooperation, NETRONIC confirmed the agreement and will provide marketing support for this project. We are pleased to inform our customers not only about the continued cooperation, but also about the expansion of the partnership. We are confident in the future of our joint project and its positive impact on the visitors of CAMP COURAGEOUS.