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EWU Paintball



Welcome to EWU Paintball, the newest Campus Recreation activity!  Paintball is a high action game where players will take part in simulated battles to gain dominance over their opponent by marking them with a paintball.  Players can shoot from protected areas, from behind the many barricades or out in the open as they try to capture the game flag in the center of the game zone. All equipment is furnished, cost is very low and games may be either pickup games or organized team formatted tournaments.  Group reservations are also possible by contacting the Intramural Sports Office.  For those worried about safety, statistically, Paintball is one of the safer activities out there as full protective equipment is provided and the only injury might be a slight sting where the ball makes contact, not strong enough to injure or leave a lasting mark, but enough to know you've been contacted! 

A potential for inter-group and organization battles, paintball is a great setting for student groups and organizations, campus departments, Greek chapters and residence hall teams or groups to come over and have some fun.  With games being played on the lower Intramural Field, you can check the list below for open dates.

Persons with special needs may make arrangements for accommodations by

contacting the I.M. Office at 359-4836 at least 3 days in advance of the event

Game Dates


Who's Eligible to Play?

EWU Paintball is open only to EWU students, faculty, staff and immediate family members.  Outside groups are not able to participate without permission from Campus Recreation.  All players must have their current EAGLE CARD with them at check-in time and have their $5 fee ready to go.  Please bring exact amount whenever possible.

Player Fees

Paintball is free for currently enrolled students of Eastern Washington University: includes all equipment and 150 balls. Games will consist of between 8-16 players per game and teams will be drawn from those players on a first come basis.

Group Reservations

Group reservations may be made on any of the dates listed  at the rate of $100 to reserve one hour of game time, with a maximum of 16 players participating..  Groups may have more than 16 in attendance, but only 16 will be equipped at any one time.  To reserve a time slot, please contact the I.M. Office @ 359-4836 to make your reservation.  Reservation requests are non-refundable and must be paid with a credit card, check, cash or Eagle Card when making the reservation.  Persons reserving a game may decide to play individual or team game formats.

Check-In Procedures

All players must bring their Eagle Card when checking in and should show up at least 20 minutes prior to the time in which they would like to play.  All non-reserved games are filled on a first-come basis.

Game Zone

There are over 20 inflatable bunkers for players to use as cover as they attempt to get into the center zone in search of the game flag.  The dimensions of the game zone are 60 yards long by 40 yards wide.  A ballistic curtain will protect one side of the game zone for guests, players in waiting and eliminated participants to view the action in safety. 

Game Prep

All players and groups will be given a briefing on how to play the game properly and how to follow the strict safety procedures.  Any player not in attendance, not paying attention or playing in an unsafe manner will be immediately expelled from further play with no refund.  I.M. staff members will control all aspects of play and safety as they monitor the games and players.

What equipment is provided?

Campus Recreation provides full face, ear, throat and head protection, chest protectors, and throat guards

Can I bring my own equipment?

Players are allowed to bring their own safety gear but may not bring in their own markers (guns).  All payers will use the markers and paintballs provided by the game staff with no exceptions.

What should I wear to play?

We recommend the following be brought by each player:

Long sleeve shirts and/or sweatshirts

Full length pants

Either a baseball hat worn backwards or a beanie or some kind to protect the crown of the head

Gloves of some kind

Shoes are mandatory, with tennis shoes recommended

What about the paint getting on my clothes?

All paint is both water-soluble and biodegradable so it washes out with soap and water and is safe for the environment

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