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Elven Archer Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
6 months
Last There: November 10th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
SGT Splatter, Outback, Action Adventure Games - No Field even compares to Camp X. splatter was a slimey mess. Outback was over priced. AAG was just not a fun place to be.
Directions
to the Field:
Maple Grove Road, Near Bowmanville. Check out www.campxpaintballfields.com for directions.
Review: So I was directed to Camp X while visiting Spetsnaz Army surplus checking out some new equipment. The Gentleman there told me it was a great field, and that it was one where my kids would be welcome. Kids Welcome?? This I was doubting!

So My husband and I went down first to check it out. The owner of the field (Fred) was Fantastic! We had some difficulties with a marker (it would not chrono down) so he helped us out without any issues. (unlike some other fields we've been to where you're on your own. If you can't fix it yourself you don't play) That first act of Kindness got our attention quickly.

On to the field. There is an upper field and a lower field. Both were lots of fun.
The lower field is a HUGE wooded area with lots of great natural cover. You need to plan your steps and think before you go. Which was nice. Anyone can just run from bunker to bunker right?
The Upper field is a sandy area full of trenches! TRENCHES!!! There is some soft cover off to either side with bases on both ends. The games in there were fast paced and intense. The refs were always on high alert in this field as you can get flanked pretty quickly and shot point blank. Thankfully close range firing is stopped before it happens and you get saved a GIANT welt or two. (sigh of releif)

The refs were fair and very safety concious. The were open to any game ideas and we played untill we were ready to drop.
This is where I first believed that it was a safe place for younger ones to be. SAFETY is STRICTLY enforced. If you act like an idiot you're warned quite sternly. If you continue to be unsafe, you are asked to leave.

The Regular players are made up of a wide variety of people. From 10 years old to their 50's! Everyone is extremly nice and funloving. The regulars are also very safety consious and support the refs in safe play on and off the field.
Several times I've seen the team members helping walk ons repair their markers if they have any issues. One guy took his own spare maker apart to replace a broken part in a walk ons marker!! How Crazy Is That?? I've never seen this anywhere else. Most field teams are just a cocky bunch of wanna be solders. This bunch blew my mind. They are there to share the love of the game. Talk to them and you'll feel it right away!

Prices. This is where most fields flop. Camp X sets the bar!

Entrance: $10 for the day entrance for gun owners! you can stay from open to close with no extra fees!!
$30 (or 35 I don't remember) for renters. You get a tippman marker, mask, neck guard and 100 balls.

Air fills- If you use HPA. Fills are free!
Co2- Is priced reasonably.

Paint Quality is awesome! $5/100 for a Great Grade of paint. Case prices are also reasonable. Get a membership and you get a case for free!
Right now they have winter ball available at an incredible price aswell.

Food. The "snack shack" had a great selection of drinks both hot and cold. One BUCK!
Hot dogs are a buck and smoked burgers were two bucks! The food is always kept hot and ready all day long.

Needless to say my kids come up with us when we go. We have a great time EVERY TIME! Everyone keeps an eye out for the younger players.

Come down and check it out for yourself. You will be blown away. I know, this sounds too good to be true. but it's real!

See you There!
 

Review Comments
speedy0ne Thursday, November 15th, 2007 | 12:12 pm PST
this review reads more like a paid comercial, did the owner write it??
   

Joesapi Friday, November 16th, 2007 | 4:34 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by speedy0ne
this review reads more like a paid comercial, did the owner write it??

Well, I Know Who Posted This Review (She is my Wife) and can Tell You That she is Not the Owner of the Field (Wish she Was, I'd Have a Hell of a Lot More Spending Money). I'm Sorry You Think The Review Sounds Like a Paid Commercial but My Wife Really Does Love Camp X (As do I).
   

Elven Archer Saturday, November 24th, 2007 | 3:19 pm PST
It seems I may be in the wrong line of work! (wink)

No, I am not an owner. I am a player. The strange thing is that my review has much in common with several other reviews posted prior to mine. Perhaps there is some truth in what is being written about CampX??

Thank you for the great review on my writing skills SpeedyOne. =) Watch out late night infomercials. Here I come!

Tee Hee =)

   

sledgehammer Monday, February 23rd, 2009 | 9:22 am PST
yes i agree as a long time player its important for people to make precise reviews about fields, because if new or younger players dont have a good time , you can kiss the futre of paintball goodbye, new and upcoming players keep the sport alive, dont forget it, i would take newer players under my wing enyday, they need to learn somhow. keep it safe fun fun and alive, long live paintball
   

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