If the Hundred Years’ War had been fought with paintballs instead of rifles, it might still be happening, but it’d be so colorful that no one would mind. Experience your own vibrant battlefield with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a one-day paintball outing from Whitewater Rafting Adventures in Nesquehoning, 4.5 miles from Jim Thorpe in the Western Poconos (a $37.95 total value). The paintball package includes:
- All-day admission to paintball park (a $22.95 value)
- Gun rental (a $5 value)
- Goggle rental (a $2 value)
- 100 paintballs (an $8 value)
- Complimentary hot dog, chips & soda at the picnic pavilion
Choose from the following dates: * September 24 * October 1 * October 8 * October 15
For more than 25 years, the outdoors enthusiasts at Whitewater Rafting Adventures have guided groups on sporting treks, such as rafting, biking, and kayaking, through the picturesque wilderness of the western Poconos. A day of unlimited [paintball](http://www.adventurerafting.com/paintball/) scatters players out over one of 18 on-site outdoor fields, dappled with all manner of natural beauty, including streams, thickets, hollows, hills, and trees. Scenario fields recall the battlefields of the Revolutionary War, as chromatic combatants squat inside forts, scurry along trenches, take refuge behind sandbag bumpers, or deliver impassioned Gettysburg Addresses from atop buildings. The armory outfits players with goggles, a compressed-air paintball gun—designed to fire multicolored missiles more accurately than CO2 guns—and 100 paintballs (guests may need to purchase more paintballs for a complete day). Seasoned paintballers can gain the element of surprise over human and foliage alike with rented camouflage overalls ($6), soften blows with leased chest protectors ($6), or safeguard hands with the purchase of gloves ($3) from the souvenir-packed gift shop (not included in this Groupon). Showers and changing rooms derainbow gamers before a relaxed barbecue brings diners together to recount the day's victories or re-create battles with hot dogs, chips, and pop.
Pocono Mountain Paintball
Teams clad in protective goggles scatter into a mountain field thick with laurel, rhododendron, and brier as they seek cover, their markers locked and loaded. Hearing paintballs whiz through the brush, a player dives into prone position. Adjusting her goggles after colliding with the ground, the combatant freezes, notices the silhouette of a whitetail deer crouched in the brush just yards away, and lets down her guard long enough to appreciate the moment before taking new aim.
At Pocono Mountain Paintball, players step onto 12 fields—including three scenario fields—ranging from untouched natural terrain to 1,700 feet of trenches and sandbag bunkers. To maximize players' game time, Pocono's staff maintains a reservation system that limits the fields to 100 players per day. Further touches include camouflage overall rentals, an online FAQ with participant advice, and changing rooms with hot showers so players can spruce up before meeting Mom for a post-game debriefing. Pocono's crew also coordinates rafting, biking, and kayaking packages through partner company Whitewater Rafting Adventures.
101 W Adventure Trail Rd.
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania 18240