We are Back! Come Play Paintball with Us

We are finally back open for business for all the paintball fanatics and airsoft players. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we had to close down for a while. Many businesses around the country have had tough times to deal with. We are happy now that we can finally be open to the public, and we would like you to come play paintball with us as soon as you can. We’re sure many people are dying to get out on our fields and into combat!

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You Need Paintball At this Time

So, you’ve been stranded in your house for a few months now. We’re starting to open up around the country, and everyone is ready to go back to a normal life. It’s not quite the same out there, but we’re slowly starting to see some normal things going on. As the weather is finally warming up for summer, paintball is a wonderful way to get outside, get exercise, and relieve some stress by shooting paintballs

Whether you have been working from home or not, paintball can give you the stress relief you need during this time. Being stuck in the house can give many people anxiety due to the fact that the outside world is very limited when it comes to activities. The wilderness is still calling, and so are we! 

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*All of our rates are the same, but we are NOT offering Zombie Nights or Night Paintball Sessions*

Battle Creek Paintball & Airsoft Fields

We want everybody to get back playing at our grounds. The competition and fun-filled paintball we have can help you escape from your workdays and stress. At Battle Creekwe offer a variety of packages for individuals and groups. If you’re looking to get back playing paintball, or you are a new player, contact Battle Creek at 973-545-2556 or visit us online today! 

Playing Paintball Can Offer Some Surprising Health Benefits

Paintball PlayerYou already know that paintball is a fun and exciting activity you can enjoy with a group of friends, but did you know that playing paintball can also offer some notable health benefits? Here are just a few examples of the many ways playing paintball can improve your health.

Enjoy a Full-Body Workout

If you play paintball, you can skip the gym for the day. All the crawling, diving, sprinting and dodging (while carrying your gear) works just about every muscle in your body.

Boost Endurance

Spend a few hours on the paintball field, and you’ll get a great cardiovascular workout that enhances your endurance levels.

Relieve Stress

The benefits of playing paintball aren’t just physical. It’s also good for your mental health! A rousing game of paintball will get your mind off things that might be keeping you up at night and provide a welcome boost of endorphins. After all, there’s no time to think about the stress of day-to-day life when you’re dodging fire from the opposing team.

Get Outdoors

Getting outside during a paintball game has a variety of benefits as well. Spending more time outdoors can improve your focus, mood and even promote a healthy immune system.

Build Self-Confidence

Your self-confidence is fundamental to your overall well-being. Playing paintball will foster your competitive spirit and leadership skills, making you feel good about your ability to contribute to a dedicated team effort.

Ready to enjoy the many health benefits of a fast-paced game of paintball? At Battle Creek, you can play paintball on 15 acres of woodlands, hills, paths and carefully crafted fields in West Milford New Jersey. Just give us a call or contact us online to schedule your next game today!

Essential Paintball Gun Maintenance Tips

Paintball GunIf you love paintball as much as we do, you probably own your own paintball gun and equipment. A paintball gun is a big investment, so it pays to know how to properly care for it. Today we’ll address a few helpful maintenance tips that all paintballers should keep in mind.

Oil Often (But Not Too Often)

Before playing, make sure to oil the front and rear bolt O-rings on your marker. Use only enough oil to coat the seals, since too much oil can build up over time and cause mechanical malfunctions.

Clean the Exterior After Every Use

After each game, clean the marker thoroughly after removing the Co2 or HPA tank. You can wipe down the outside of your gun to remove paint, but avoid using soaps, chemical cleaners or abrasive washcloths.

Store It Properly

Store your paintball gun in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Heat and sunlight can damage the tank in particular, since Co2 expands in high temperatures.

Deep Clean Periodically

After every few games, it’s a good idea to disassemble and thoroughly clean your paintball gun. Here’s a handy guide, which includes a list of all the materials you’ll need. To avoid misfires, make sure there’s no gas in your gun before you get started.

Now that you know how to properly maintain your paintball marker, you’re ready to play! If you’re in the West Milford area, we’d love to see you at Battle Creek. With 15 acres of woodlands, hills, paths and fields, we offer the perfect setting for a thrilling paintball experience. Give us a call or contact us online to book your next match today!

Ever Wonder What Paintballs Are Made Of?

PaintballsYou’re not alone. You may have shot many thousands of paintballs over the years, but do you really know what these paint-filled projectiles made of?

First of all, rest assured that you’re always getting hit with materials that are completely non-toxic and biodegradable. If you want a closer look into the construction of a paintball, read on.

Paintballs consist of two parts:

The Shell

The shell is the outer portion that breaks apart when your paintball makes impact with a surface – ideally a member of the opposing team. The shell is almost always made of gelatin, and it functions similarly to a supplement capsule. It contains the fill, but will break upon heavy impact. It’s important to store your paintballs properly, because the gelatin can harden in the sun or when exposed to air for a long time. When the gelatin gets too hard, you won’t get that satisfying splat when you make contact with an opponent.

The Fill

The fill consists of dye and solvent that marks your opponent once the shell breaks apart. The contents of the fill vary, but usually consist of water-soluble dyes contained within polyethylene glycol. Some cheaper variants are made with an oil base, but these are harder to wash out of clothing and not as environmentally friendly.

At Battle Creek Paintball, you can enjoy playing fast-paced games across 15 acres of woodlands, hills and fields that pose unique tactical challenges for beginners and veterans alike. Just give us a call or contact us online to book your reservation today!

How to Dress for a Game of Paintball

Paintball GroupWondering how to dress for your first (or hundredth) game of paintball? Here’s our handy guide to help you find comfortable, practical apparel for your next game.

Cover Up

Yes, it may seem counterintuitive to cover up when you’ll be running around, especially if it’s warm outside. However, wearing long sleeves and long pants will protect your skin from paint (which is nontoxic and harmless but annoying to wash off) and reduce the welts that can occur when paintballs hit bare skin.

Dress in Layers

If it’s relatively cool out, layer up with sweatshirts and sweatpants to further reduce the impact of paintballs on your body.

Go Dark

Save the all-white ensemble for later. Not only do dark colors reduce staining, but they also help you avoid detection during a paintball game. Paintball paint is washable, but you may find yourself crawling through mud or grass, which can ruin light-colored clothing.

Stay Loose

Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes or anything that will constrict your movement. You want to stay as nimble as possible during your game.

Sneakers or Boots

Choose footwear that’s easy to move in and that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Safety Matters

Wear a hat or beanie to protect the top of your head, as well as gloves to keep your hands welt-free. Of course, you should also wear a pair of protective goggles at all times.

Ready to play some paintball in the West Milford area? At Battle Creek, we offer 15 acres of woodlands, hills, paths and fields—the perfect setting for a thrilling paintball experience. Give us a call at (973) 545-2556 to learn more or book your next game online today!