Foxhole is very very close to Campbellford, near the new Giant Tiger location. Check the website.
Foxhole paintball is a new field in Campbellford that's been open for about one season.
There are two fields, one is a good sized town with wooden buildings and trenches, and the other is a woodsball field. The woodsball field is up a hill with a fort at the top, which is surrounded by man made bunkers. The rest of that field is separated into a thickly wooded section, and a thinly wooded bunker filled section which both extend down the hill side by side. At the other end of the field is the town, which has a deep (At least 4ft.) trench system on the end. Playing here leads to more speedball style games, which are very fun. For larger groups, both fields are combined and used. The two fields combined are about 4 acres in size, and the owners are planning on extending and improving the town.
The owners are currently looking for a location to build an airball or hyperball field and will be adding starting areas/deadboxes to the existing field.
The safety at Foxhole is pretty good. The refs are very strict about people removing their masks while on field, because the field owners have personally witnessed a different field being closed after someone injured themselves. There are safety signs set up, which are the usual 'MASKS ON' and 'BARREL BAGS ON'. The velocity limit is 260, which is suitable for the close quarter games in the town. Every player, whether they're renting equipment or using their own, is required to use the chronograph before they're allowed to play. A couple of things Foxhole needs to start doing more often are safety briefings and on-field velocity checks.
Hours of Operation
Foxhole Paintball is open for regular play from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and from 6pm-10pm on Wednesday for night games. For the night games, or at least the one I went to, burn barrels are lit in the town, and old cars which are placed throughout the field have their headlights turned on.
Foxhole is open every weekend until it starts to snow. When it does, they're going to host winter games which should be very fun. This year, the winter games are going to be on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, starting in November.
The prices here are one of Foxhole's biggest strengths. Foxhole is probably one of the cheapest outdoor fields in the province.
(EDITED to reflect recent price changes.)
$65 for a case of regular paint, $80 for a case of premium. That's 2000 rounds for new players who don't know. They use XO paint, but it varies. I'm going to guess the regular paint is Spectrum but I'm not sure about the premium. If I had to guess, it would be Menace.
$20/$25 for a bag of regular/premium paintballs. (500)
$5/$6 for 100 regular/premium paintballs.
$10 to rent equipment, which is a gun and a mask. That's everything you need if you've never played paintball before. They have Tippmann 98 Customs and Triumphs, and the masks are very comfortable.
$10 for entry. This includes free HPA/CO2 all day. The HPA is filled from a scuba tank, which I think is at 3K PSI.
$30 for BYOP entry. That lets you bring your own paint you bought elsewhere.
My suggestion in this area is for Foxhole to start selling field memberships, which would give discount prices and maybe a free case of paint. People who buy these memberships will remain loyal to the field and come back more often.
First, the usual. You can't take off your mask while on the field, and if you manage to get within 10 feet of someone without them seeing you, you have to offer them a chance to surrender. The games usually played are elimination in the town, attack and defend in the woods, or variations on capture the flag using the entire field. A lot of the time, the refs will allow unlimited respawning which makes for a less competitive feel in the games and gives new players a chance to just have fun. It sucks being a new player at other fields, because if you're shot early in the game you have to sit out and wait for it to finish before you can play again.
Behind the desk, there is an entire tool and oring set which the owners may let you borrow if you ask nicely. If you're renting equipment and your gun stops working, they'll have no problem replacing it.
The field owner's name is Dave Fox. He and his employees are very nice and won't hesitate to help players when they need it. Their girlfriends and regular players also sometimes act as staff members, who help ref and look after the field.
The refs are usually pretty attentive, but they're not going to watch players like hawks and I wouldn't expect them to. Removing your mask/being generally unsafe and cheating aren't tolerated.
The majority of the regulars are woodsballers, but a few of them are speedballers and even pump players. They're usually very casual, so you aren't going to get overshot or shot from really close range. I've never seen anyone cheat at this field. There are a lot of renters, so if you're new to paintball you shouldn't feel too outclassed.
The staging area is a heated transport trailer with a picnic table outside of it, which is a HUGE improvement over the setup they had for the last 6 months. The bathroom is an outhouse on the edge of the parking lot... If you use it, don't look down.
Pop, juice and bottles of water are available for $1 each. They also have burgers for $3. Group bookings of 10 or more get free burgers and drinks.
Occasionally they'll order food (Pizza, hamburgers, french fries) from Apollo's, a really good local restaurant. When they do, you just tell the owners what you want, pay Apollo's prices and all the food gets delivered to the field.
Overall this new field is very promising... It's only been open for less than a year and it's already easy to tell it's going to be big in the future. I'm usually there on Sundays, look for the guy using a pump gun and wearing a blue hawaiian shirt.
Last edited on Monday, November 23rd, 2009 at 7:34 am PST