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You and your friends may have several questions about your upcoming day of Skirmish Paintball.  What is Skirmish Paintball?  What is the minimum age?  Can I make a reservation?  Can I bring my own paintballs?  We’re here to help.  To assist in the planning of your day we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions.

Furthermore, if you think of a question not listed here, give us a call at 1-800-SKIRMISH (1-800-754-7647).  Do you prefer to email us?  Emails can be directed to  You can also reach out to us on Live Chat, Facebook, and Instagram.

  • Skirmish Paintball is a capture-the-flag team sport played on a heavily wooded site with trout streams, waterfalls, natural and manmade obstacles. The objective is to capture the opposing team’s flag and return it to your team’s base. Ambushes are frequent and alertness is essential. It is great exercise, fun, and very exciting.

  • The Skirmish Paintball fields are located at 211 North Meckesville Rd, Albrightsville, Pennsylvania. We are located approximately 40 minutes from Allentown, PA, 90 minutes from Philadelphia, PA, and 2 hours from New  York City.  It’s an easy drive from I-80 and the PA Turnpike! Check out Directions to the Skirmish Fields.

  • Skirmish Paintball is open year-round. For mid-week paintball play, we strongly recommend making advance reservations. Please click here for Skirmish hours of operation.

    Please note: If there are no paintball players scheduled for any particular day, Skirmish reserves the right to close for that day. It is very important that you call ahead for paintball reservations to make sure there are staff and players for you.

    Please call us at 570.325.8430 to make your Skirmish Paintball reservations or Book Online at  The Skirmish reservation office is open 7 days a week.  During off-hours, please leave a message, send an email to, or chat with us online at

  • Anyone 10 and over is permitted to play Skirmish paintball.

  • Skirmish provides all the necessary equipment for playing paintball; including entry to the Skirmish Paintball fields, Tippmann 98 paintball marker rental, goggles/facemask rental, unlimited N2 air fills,  parking, and paintball referee. Paintballs can be purchased for as little as 4¢ per ball. We also have changing rooms, a snack bar, souvenir photos, and a full-service Skirmish Paintball Armory (pro shop) for paintball marker and equipment sales.

  • YES!! You are permitted to bring your own paintball marker. We allow both pump and semi-automatic .68 caliber paintball markers. Full-automatic paintball markers are not permitted!! All personal paintball markers will be chronographed by our paintball referees and must chrono at 280 f.p.s. or under.

  • No! You are not permitted to bring your own paintballs. We allow field paint only here at Skirmish. That means that all paintballs MUST be purchased from Skirmish.  Click here for more information on paintballs. 

  • The average player shoots approximately 800 to 1,000 paintballs per day. All players MUST use Skirmish paintballs. Leftover Skirmish paintballs can be used for up to one year from the date of purchase.

  • Yes, you can pay for your paintballs in advance when making your reservation. Please note: refunds will not be given on pre-paid paintball orders canceled within 24 hours of play. We reserve the right to retain all pre-paid paint money on no-shows, day-of-play cancellations, or late arrivals who are unable to play. There are absolutely no refunds on paintballs on the day of your trip! Paint is non-transferable.

    Please note: You can also pre-pay paintballs for our Scenario Games BUT they do have a different pre-paint paintball cancellation policy.  Please see each individual scenario game page for details.

  • We recommend sturdy footwear and long layers to protect your skin. We also rent camo overalls for an extra layer of protection. Skirmish is open in all seasons, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Skirmish paintball reservations are highly recommended and a necessity if you want to be guaranteed play or have a group of 15 or more players. We do our best to accommodate last-minute add-ons or walk-ons, but cannot guarantee paintball play or equipment unless you have advance reservations. Reservations are simple. Just pick a date, tell a few friends, and either call our office at 570.325.8430 or Book Online. Internet reservations can be made up to 36 hours in advance of your paintball trip.

    Remember, if you have a group of 15 or more players in your group, you must have advance reservations and be paid in full in order to be guaranteed private playing fields. (20 or more on Saturdays)

    Please note: If there are no paintball players scheduled for any particular day, Skirmish reserves the right to close for that day. It is very important that you call ahead for reservations to make sure there are staff and players for you. Click here for our hours of operation. 

  • When you make a reservation for “open play” – one to nineteen people – we only require a minimum deposit of one entry fee but recommend paying in full so you can receive 100 free paintballs per person.

    To reserve “private play” – 15+ players (20+ on Saturdays) – we ask that you make advance reservations as soon as possible (10 days or more is recommended) and require that your reservation be paid in full to guarantee private play.

  • Skirmish Reservations cancelled more than 10 days before your game day may be rescheduled or refunded in full.

    Skirmish Reservations cancelled within 10 days of your game day may be rescheduled or converted to a digital raincheck (delivered via email) equal to the dollar amount paid by guests. Digital rainchecks are valid for 2 years.

    All Skirmish reservation cancellations within 2 days of your game day will have a $10.00 rebooking fee deducted from your digital raincheck. This includes no-shows, game day cancellations, and late arrivals who are unable to play. For example, if your game day is on a Saturday, you would need to cancel by Wednesday (end of business day) in order to avoid the $10.00 raincheck deduction.

    Although very rare, all reservations cancelled by Skirmish come with the options of rescheduling, receiving a digital raincheck, or receiving a refund in full. It’s your choice!

    Please note:  Our Scenario Games (The Invasion of Normandy, Battle For Britain, Battle For Berlin, and Stalingrad) do have different cancellation policies.  Please see each individual scenario game page for details.

  • Skirmish Paintball is a physically demanding sport, played year-round in all types of weather.  If you dress appropriately, you will have a great time.  With that being said, we do offer a “rainy day policy.”  While you are playing, if it rains or snows a measurable amount for more than a half hour, we will give you a free pass to come back another day.

  • Individuals and groups of all sizes are welcome. For individuals or small groups (less than 15 people) we will form paintball teams, let your party stay together, and do our best to match you against a group of equal size and skill. If you have a group of 15 or more, you will play on a variety of private paintball fields all day—just you and your friends (20 or more on Saturdays)!  Reservations are required for private playing fields.

  • We use Tippmann ’98 semi-automatic paintball markers and paintball goggles/facemasks.

  • Yes, you are permitted to bring your own paintball marker and paintball goggles.

    All goggles must be manufactured for the game of paintball and meet the following criteria:

    1. Must have full face protection from forehead to chin, including both ears.
    2. No modifications shall be made to the goggles or the lens that impairs its ability to function as intended by the manufacturer.
    3. The lens must be rated for paintball usage pursuant to ANSI Z87.1

    All personal paintball markers must meet the following criteria:

    1. Pump or semi-automatic paintball marker
    2. Must be .68 caliber
    3. Chronograph under 280 f.p.s. (this will be checked upon arrival)
    4. Reactive Triggers are permitted for private play and scenario games
  • Skirmish DOES NOT allow First Strike rounds! Anyone caught using First Strike rounds will immediately be removed from our property, without a refund.

  • Yes, we offer gift cards for all of our activities – Pocono Whitewater RaftingRail Trail Pocono Biking and Skirmish Paintball.

    Gift cards can be purchased for any monetary amount and be redeemed toward any activity or item in our retail stores.

    To purchase a gift card, just give us a call at 570.325.8430. Shipping is FREE!

  • We have maintained an excellent record of safety over the last 40 years. However, any outdoor adventure activity offers varying degrees of inherent natural risk. The individual’s concentration on the task and various other factors contribute to your paintball adventure. Therefore, Skirmish USA cannot assume responsibility for property loss or personal liability. If you question your physical abilities, please consult your physician.

    You will be asked to acknowledge your acceptance of these conditions before your day by signing a waiver of liability waiver agreeing to participate at your own risk.  Click here for to print your Skirmish paintball liability waiver.  Have each member of your group fill out and bring it with them on the day of play – this will speed up your check-in process! We do not accept digital copies that are emailed to us.

    Click here to view our safety briefing video 

  • Sorry, No two specials apply. So, please choose the special that best fits your needs and budget.

  • Skirmish is played year-round, in all types of weather.  To better prepare for your day, please click here for the most up-to-date weather forecast.

    Remember, we do offer a “rainy day policy.”  While you are playing, if it rains or snows a measurable amount for more than a half hour, we will give you a free pass to come back another day.

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