Tuesday, April 24, 2017 10:04am
New High Trek Adventures outdoor
laser tag arena open at McCollum Park
in South Everett
EVERETT — A new outdoor tactical laser tag arena opened in Everett on Thursday, another public-private partnership between Snohomish County
Parks and High Trek Adventures! Last May, High Trek Ventures opened a ropes course with ziplines in Everett at Paine Field Park. Over the course of their first year, they welcomed 15,000 participants on the course. This year, they have added mini-golf to make Paine Field Park even more exciting.
The other area High Trek wanted to expand into was outdoor tactical laser tag. Looking for the ideal location, Owner, Brad Halbach reviewed several parks with Snohomish County Parks Operations Manager, Russ Bosanko, before settling on McCollum Park. High Trek signed a short-term lease with the county and if interest and demand are as high as they hope it will be, they will continue to renew the lease with the county. “Too many kids are on the couch playing XBox games like Halo and Call of Duty and their parents don’t know how to encourage them to get outside and live a healthier active lifestyle.”, says High Trek VP, Luke Goff. “That is where High Trek Laser Tag comes in, building a bridge between the video gamers and real physical activity thru in-person gaming with your friends and family rather than playing virtually online.” It is too early to determine the extent parents and children will step away from their consoles and visit McCollum park for laser tag, but High Trek says they are already getting walk-ins, booking Birthday Parties and even Private Arena rentals for parties. Halbach says, “It is important to realize that this isn’t your traditional indoor space alien style of laser tag with the black lights and glowing backpacks. Rather, we can play outside in broad daylight or at night, with ranges up to 600 feet. The gear has variable hit damage, range, sound effects, and reverberation. Our equipment is simply the most advanced system on the market today, fulfilling the High Trek objective to always invest in the best technology in recreational entertainment.” “High Trek Laser Tag customers can download the Callsign Live app and create their own avatar. Once synced up with High Trek, they can track there XP, lifetime statistics, and Level Up with each visit to High Trek in order to earn prizes and new weapons and other rewards, ” Find more information about High Trek Laser Tag on their website HighTrekLaserTag.com
May 4th, 2017
High Trek Adventures host Tacoma Rescue Mission for first Team Building Event
On Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, High Trek Adventures at Paine Field welcomed a group of approximately 50 people from the Tacoma Rescue Mission (TRM) for a day of team building and high ropes challenge course activities. TRM brought clients from their men’s and women’s New Life Program as well as staff and volunteers to the event. The 1-year recovery programs offered by the TRM provide an environment that combines nurturing support with critical structure and accountability.
Brad Halbach, the owner of High Trek Adventures (HTA) has been volunteering at TRM over the last 6 months and has been involved in a program called Recovery Beyond Paradigm which works with clients from TRM to train and ultimately climb Mt Ranier each year. Reaching out to the men and women at TRM to be the first visitors to experience our services was a treat for Brad and his staff.
HTA hosted a 4-hour Team Building event which included 7 team building activities to encourage teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills. For the majority of the guests from the Rescue Mission, this was the very first time they experience anything like this. From there the group had lunch and then got equipped in their harnesses to spend about 90 minutes in the brand new ropes course.
The event was a success and High Trek Adventures is looking forward to the opportunity to hold many great Team Building events for other organizations and companies in the community.
For more information on any of the organizations mentioned above please see the websites below:
High Trek Adventures @ Paine Field - http://www.HighTrekEverett.com/
Tacoma Rescue Mission - http://www.trm.org
Recovery Beyond Paradigm - https://www.recoverybp.org/