Do not let any paintball question you have go unanswered.

There is no wrong or silly question that you could ask us here at Southern Maryland Paintball. We want to provide as much knowledge about paintball so that you can educate yourself about this awesome paintball experience that you are about to be apart of. Please read thru our paintball questions and answers, and if you do not see the answer to the question you were looking for, please send us an email or give us a call. We are always willing to help out.

Mom's Top 5 Questions Asked?

Does it hurt?

A: The sting of the paintball hit is what makes this game unique. The thrill of running and jumping, dodging the paintball goes right back to your childhood, and the competition of trying to make the point to win the overall game just adds to the rush. So although getting "marked" by a paintball might sting a little, the sensation is similar to getting popped with a towel and will usually go away in a couple seconds.

Does each child need to have a waiver?

A: Each child is required to have a waiver signed by a chaperone or guardian prior to playing. 

  • Waivers are included in the email confirmation you will receive once your party has been booked and confirmed.  You can copy or email the waiver to guests that will be playing so that they can have signed and ready upon arrival to the park. 
  • Waivers are available at the park and can be filled out on site by either a parent or the party mom whom would be acting as a guardian while at the party.

What kind of clothes should they wear?

A: The paintballs are a mixture of food coloring and vegetable oil, they will simply bleed into the clothes to the point of transparency and will wash out with your normal laundry. You need to make sure you wear long pants, like jeans, something that you don't mind getting dirty. The dirt from jumping into fox holes and rolling around in the leaves will create more stains than the paintballs ever will. Remember, you are in the woods and bugs and sticks are still around. Long sleeve shirts are highly recommended, even in the summer time. As to foot attire, be sure to wear something comfortable and again, something you don't mind getting dirty. We provide everything else that is needed for you to enjoy a fun filled day of paintball.

Is the Private Party worth the extra money over the basic party package?

 A: Simply do the math, party packages equal out to the same price per guest and you get the private referee along with the rental equipment and same amount of paintballs.  If you are still on the fence as to what package will be better, remember, it's your child's birthday party and it's all about their experience on this once a year day.  A private referee is there to assist with any and every aspect of your party.  From loading your equipment with paintballs, adjusting goggles, giving pointers on how to play and more importantly, making sure that the birthday boy is having fun.  Your private referee is going to be your guests best friend for those 3 hours of play time.

Is their a mimum age requirement?

A: Insurance companies allow us to leave it up to the parent to determine if their particular child is mature enough to handle the responsibilities that come along with playing paintball. Here are a few questions to ask yourself if your child is ready or not: can my child follow the simple rules in the safety video that will not only protect him/her, but also their fellow players will he/she panic when they get hit (ex. take their goggles off during play) will he/she cry when they get hit (don't want them to be embarrassed) usually if the child is active with any type of outdoor sports, they will be fine with paintball For kids under 10, we recommend our private party to insure that it is just your group shooting with each other and no worries of other experienced players using your child for target practice. Usually after a couple of hours of private play, even the youngest of players are ready for more competition.  If you are still undecided as to if your child is mature enough, look at our Pee Wee packages.  These packages are designed for players as young as 6.

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