Across Friendly Fire Paintball's 14 wooded acres, paintballers stalk their targets, darting between the trees and taking cover behind boulders. Their mission? To capture their opponent's fort while defending their own home base. It's not easy, but packages with unlimited air refills and paintballs?as well as smoke grenades that cover everything in clouds of blue and green paint?help paintballers complete their mission
Though paintball is a high adrenaline sport, Friendly Fire ensures that all combatants are treated fairly and never taken for hostage past their bedtimes. And younger kids can take advantage of Friendly Fire's Splatmaster games. These use Splatballs, which are smaller than regular paintballs and travel at a reduced velocity.
Lifelong paintballers Glen Kapostas and Eric Schreiber founded Yankee Paintball with the aim of introducing new people to their favorite sport on a safe and fair playing field. Their 50 acres of paint-strewn battlegrounds include five different fields, each with a distinct layout and environment. Inflatable obstacles are scattered throughout the Airball Field, the layout of which changes every few weeks to enhance replay value. The 10-acre Castle Field—the largest of the bunch—spans the length of a small hill. Its battlegrounds light up with multi-colored crossfire during team games in which players crouch in bunkers, take shelter behind trees, and hide in the crowded nests of woodland critters.
Tom and his son Matt started playing paintball with their friends on a 23-acre field in the woods. Now the location of Matt's Outback Paintball, that field is equipped with four multiple-story forts and supplemented by X-ball fields, a tire field, and a seven-man speedball field for paintball games.
Xtreme Paintball's speckled warzone stretches across five playing fields, where marker-toting combatants engage in colorful crossfire during a variety of paintballing matches. A natural canopy blocks the sun from the eyes of snipers throughout the battle zone, and manmade obstacles, such as ditches and sandbag bunkers, conceal sharpshooters and bottles of Wite-Out for healing wounds. A Wild West?themed village situated at the center of Xtreme Paintball's paint-strewn landscape inspires players to reenact their favorite cowboy movies, and a netted viewing area allows parents and friends to peek in on the action at a safe distance.
Encompassed by tall, spindly trees, players hunker down in wooden castles and slink along fence posts hoping the crunch of leaves underfoot doesn’t give them away. Tense moments like these add up at Camelot Paintball where players trek four woodsball fields and three tournament fields kept under the watchful eyes of experienced refs. Before taking the fields, visitors can stop by the pro shop or shake the rust from trigger fingers at the fully netted shooting range. The battlegrounds are also available for birthday parties and team-building events.
The whistles of flying paintballs and airsoft pellets fill the air whenever teams maneuver through Strategic Compound's 165 acres of wooded playing fields. In addition to towering trees, the terrain features a number of manmade structures, including bridges, bunkers, trenches, and a castle complete with crenellated ramparts. Trained referees monitor each showdown, ensuring that everyone enjoys a safe yet competitive experience. Strategic Compound also offers downloadable, smartphone-compatible software, which participants can use to pinpoint their exact location to give more accurate directions to teammates or lost pizza-delivery drivers.