Paintball FAQ’s

Here are some of the most common questions we get.

When can we play?

We have two great options to play:
Open Play: Our Public fields run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. You can check in anytime before 2pm although we always recommend getting there as early as possible.

Private Play: Our Private Fields are available 7 days a week with advance notice. A private field requires paying for at least 10 players and gives you an outing where your group only plays with the people you bring. Its great for parties and organizational events.

What is Open Play?

Open Play is where you come with any number of people and we can add you to games with other people. 

We offer open play every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am until around 5 pm.  You can check in any time up until about 2pm.    We recommend checking in as early as possible to get the most for your money.

We recommend a reservation for open play because it will guarantee you equipment and will speed up your check-in time.  In order to make a reservation, you just need to leave a $10 per person deposit.  You can pay the balance at the field. 

Open Play is $35. This includes admission and rental gun and goggles.   The only thing you have to buy extra is the paintballs and it is up to you how many you purchase.

What is Private Play?

Private Play is available with advance reservations for a minimum of 10 players.  There is where you play amongst yourselves with nobody else in your games.   Private play is available seven days a week with advance notice. 

We offer three private party options:

2 Hour party (Kids Party Package).  This includes a 2 hour private admission, low impact rental gun and goggles, and 250 paintballs per person.    $44.95 per person plus tax

3 Hour party (Value Private).  This includes a 3 hour private admission, rental gun and goggles, and 500 paintballs per person.  $59.95 per person plus tax 

All Day Party.  This includes a 6 hour private admission, rental gun and goggles, and 500 paintballs per person.  $79.95 per person plus tax

Private Groups are typically booked at least 7 days in advance but if you had less notice, we would do our best to accommodate you.

We ask private groups to check in at least 30 minutes prior to their play time.   If possible, have the waiver done in advance to save them time.

Can I just show up to play without a reservation?

Yes. We call this a “walk-on”.  We can accomodate walk-on players for open play games every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  It is available on a first come first serve basis.   Although you can walk on, the biggest benefit to making a reservation in advance is that you will be guaranteed equipment.

How much are paintballs?

There are different quantities available.

A bag of 500 paintballs is 29.95 plus tax

A bag of 1000 paintballs is 49.95 plus tax.

For people that have their own paintguns, we also have other options at the play site to help them optimize their day.


How many paintballs will each person shoot?

Every player is different and can shoot a different amount based on their play style.  We find that 500 paintballs is the average for 3 hours of play.   Our best advice is shoot tactfully so you can dont have to buy additional paintballs.  If you don’t mind buying more and are not trying to stick to a budget, you can fall back on the “spray and pray” style.  🙂

How old do you need to be?

Paintball is enjoyed by a tremendous range of people. We feel that 9 and above is the best age. however, we do have an excellent low impact options that work great as party options for kids 7-10. While we do recommend certain ages, it really is up to the parent to determine if their child is ready to participate. Its also great to see when adults and kids join together to play as this creates lasting memories for both.

What is your address?

We have multiple locations.  You can Google them if you need directions.

Long Island-   Cousins Paintball Calverton  407 Edwards Ave., Calverton, NY 11933

Staten Island-  Cousins Paintball Staten Island  2727 Arthur Kill Rd., Staten Island, NY 10309  (Directly Across from Lowes- go down Chemical Lane)

New Jersey-  Cousins Paintball NJ  750 Rt 539 (Whiting New Eqypt Rd.), Manchester, NJ 08759

Texas-  Cousins Paintball Dallas-  8975 FM740, Forney, TX 75126

Virginia- Cousins Paintball Skyline- 363 Radio Station Rd., Strasburg, VA 22657

We also have a retail store located at 2150 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, NY 11729  You can see the selections at


Is paintball played rain or shine?
Absolutely, we play rain or shine. Playing in different weather conditions can actually add some more fun to the game.
What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that you can run around in and do not mind getting dirty. While the paint will wash out, you can get dirt and grass stains as well. Bringing a change of clothes for the car ride home can also be a good idea.
We also recommend a knit cap or some kind of head cover as well as gloves. This will act as extra padding. Our pro-shops will also have this available for purchase if you need.

What if my private reservation has more people than I reserved?

We can always add on a couple more people when you check in- BUT if the number changes significantly from your reservation, please let us know ASAP.  That allows us to be better prepared for you.

Does the paint wash out?
Yes, our paintballs are water soluble and biodegradable. We love the environment and our paintballs do as well.
What does the rental package include?

The rental package includes paintball certified headgear and a paintball marker complete with air tank. We also have many other items available for rent and purchase at the playing site.

Does paintball hurt?

This is the number one question people ask about paintball. While getting hit can sometimes “sting”, most of the time, you can barely feel the hit. There are a couple of ways to avoid unnecessary discomfort. Wear appropriate clothing and respect our rule to not shoot up close. Also, we offer a new “lo-impact” version of paintball which is sweeping the nation in popularity. If millions of people are playing and loving it, we know you will too.

Can I bring my own paintballs?

At Cousins, we require all paintballs to be purchased from our location. This is how we control costs and quality so we can bring you such an amazing adventure. Plus… our paint has a really cool logo.

Do you repair paintguns?

Each location can perform basic tech service however, more complex repairs can be done at our main retail hub located in Deer Park, NY.

Do I need to fill out a waiver?

Yes. A Waiver is an insurance requirement and every player needs to sign a waiver in order to play. If you are under 18, this must be done by a parent.

When you make a reservation, you will also get a link that will attach your wavier to your outing.

If you do not have a reservation…

You can fill one out here


Do you have food and drinks?
Yes.  Every facility has snacks and beverages.  We also have local pizza places that will deliver to your party.  Our guests are also welcome to bring in any food they like, including cake and drinks.   Need catering options?  Give is a call.
Is Cousins really run by Cousins?
Yes. Cousins is actually owned by Dean and Paul, cousins on their mothers side. More importantly, every employee and guest is considered family as well. The commitment to fun and safety is taken seriously and this is proven every single day.

Who Plays


You will be amazed at how many people love this game

Weekend Warriors

Each years, millions of people “Get Out & Play” paintball.  It is an exciting, healthy, safe activity where great people get up off of the couch and onto the battlefield of fun.   Many friendships are made out at Cousins Paintball and even more memories.  People come alone and with groups to join in.

Private Parties

Paintball is an amazing choice to hold a party that will “wow” your guests.  It is ranked the number one kids party option because it offers action and adrenaline that the guests will love.  Bachelor parties love paintball because it is an acceptable way to celebrate that last “hoorah” and also allows you to include more family members of any age.

Corporate Events

So many corporations in New York, New Jersey, and Texas have hosted corporate paintball events.  The game is an amazing morale booster and also highlights some of the most important corporate skills including teamwork, leadership, decision making.  A party at Cousins Paintball is the best way to reward and motivate your team to success.

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