Outdoor Paintball Games in Summer Temps
The customer flow at Paintball USA and other outdoor paintball parks always decreases during the summer when temperatures exceed 100 degrees.
People tend to get overheated, some even suffering from heat stroke when exerting physically. We advise our players to bring in and drink plenty of fluids while they are playing paintball.
Located in the Acton – Palmdale area, our summer heat is generally dry. Outdoor paintball parks in states that experience humidity along with the heat, makes physical activity tougher. https://www.paintballusa.org/location
The more moisture in the air, the more discomfort one will have breathing and participating in outdoor sports and recreation.
Humidity with higher moisture in the air, causes less efficient cooling of the human body. During exercise, the body heats up and perspires to release heat. The body can only get cooler if the perspiration evaporates. When the humidity is high, sweat cannot evaporate and the body cannot cool itself down.
At Paintball USA, you are welcomed to bring in food and ice chests with waters to enjoy in our outdoor, shaded picnic facilities with water misters to keep you cooled off while you enjoy playing paintball or having paintball birthday parties here. https://www.paintballusa.org/
Check out our “Helpful Hints on How to Dress” for tips on staying cool in the summer months while playing paintball. https://www.paintballusa.org/about
Review the weather report before planning your day of paintball. We are located just past Santa Clarita before you get to the Antelope Valley. Our summers experience some heat waves, but generally, July through August are the warmest months of the year.
If a player can retreat to some shade in the picnic area, hydrate and there is a breeze on a hot day, that will give some relief to total exposure in the sun.
An individual that is not acclimated to a state with high humidity may not be able to withstand prolonged outdoor physical activity with the same endurance of a person that has lived in that state for a period of time.
A person’s general state of health makes a difference in how long they will be able to participate in an outdoor physical sport or activity when the weather is hot. If a person has good general overall health, naturally, they will be able to stand the heat and humidity longer than a person with underlying health issues.
If you are planning a sports practice or outdoor activity that will require physical stamina on a hot day, here is what you can do to prepare for it.
- Hydrate days before your sport.
- Bring plenty of water with you.
- Educate all coaches and athletes on recognizing exertional heat illness and stroke.
- Wet down a scarf or neck bandanna with cool water in between each game of paintball.
- Wear a hat or head covering and wet down with cool water between games.
- Schedule your activity mornings or late afternoons.
- Take breaks between your games.
Give us a call during the week and we will advise you on what to bring on your game day. Our phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Park hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. by reservation. (661) 255-5332 https://www.paintballusa.org/contact