The Academy, a state-of-the-art firearms training center and Airsoft field that features the Coachella Valley’s only indoor shooting range, is converting its Airsoft and Tactical Training Center into a Haunted House from October 27-31st, with proceeds donated to the Drama Department at Coachella Valley High School and the Coachella Valley Latino Peace Officers’ Association (CVLPOA).
“We’re using a fog machine that will give our facility the look and feel of 19th century London,” says David Chandler, President & CEO of The Academy. “The students in the Drama Department are very excited to decorate and staff the Haunted House, which will have everything from skeletons to an operating room. We’re happy to provide these organizations with a fun way to raise some much-needed funds for their programs.”
Here are the hours and prices for the haunted house.
October 27-28: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 29: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
October 30: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
October 31: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11 and Under = $4
12 and Older = $6
55 and Older = $5
Patrons are encouraged to come in costume.
“Our continued success would not be possible without the support of agencies like The Academy,” says Manuel Lopez, CVLPOA President. “We are able to provide thousands of dollars in student scholarships each year, and are proud to play an active role in the local community.”
The CVLPOA was formed in the late 1980’s and sponsors, supports, and volunteers at numerous community service programs. The organization presents annual awards and student college scholarships, and its members consist of peace officers, retired peace officers, law enforcement personnel and associate members in related fields.
The Academy is located at 38-698 El Viento Road, just north of Interstate 10. The 40,000 square foot facility features 14 indoor firing lanes, a tactical training center, youth programs, self-defense classes and security guard and taser training. Firearms, rentals, uniforms and accessories are available for purchase. Airsoft is an activity where participants work in a simulated urban environment, using replica firearms to shoot plastic pellets for purposes of recreation, teambuilding and training.