Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Foam Fort creators Heath Sauter, left, and Seth Ribordy show off their favorite Nerf blasters.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Foam Fort creators Heath Sauter, left, and Seth Ribordy show off their favorite Nerf blasters.

There is a new business opening this month that offers family fun.

Foam Fort was created by 18-year-olds Seth Ribordy and Heath Sauter on Ribordy's family farm. It is an indoor Nerf arena that is open to all ages.

Ribordy and Sauter decided to open the Foam Fort because of how much fun they had in their homeschool groups and their love of Nerf. Ribordy and his family moved here from Kansas and realized there were not many fun things for kids to do in the area.

"We wanted to offer a fun, safe thing for people to do," said Robin Ribordy, "Idle hands get into trouble."

The building used for the fort was formerly a haunted maze. The arena is accommodated with security cameras in eight of the rooms, surround sound, and colored lights. This allows people in the waiting room to watch other players while they are in the arena. There is also a concession stand.

According to Sauter, participants can battle in the arena to play games like capture the flag, free for all, and team elimination. In addition to the Nerf arena, there are also air hockey tables and basketball. Robin Ribordy also plans to offer fishing at the family's pond and horseback riding if there is an interest.

Sauter said, "You can bring your own blaster, or rent one from our sign in table."

He said that most types of foam dart ammunition will be provided.

The Foam Fort will be open every Saturday and the Grand Opening is on Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the biggest rush of people expected to be from 1-3 p.m. People can also make party reservations on other days by calling (270) 287-2756.

For more information, visit the Foam Fort Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/foamfortfun.