Summer War Practice

A weekend camping event held at Camp Barton on the shore of Lake Cayuga. June 1-3, 2018. This event features both heavy-weapons and fencing small-group scenarios. For the first time we will also hold a cooking competition.

With anticipation of war, we in the Dominion invite you to join us in preparation. Come shake out the rust and dust and hone your skills. As usual fencing and heavy melee will be the focus of the day. But we will also have other activities for the gentler arts and youth.

Open fires must be in the designated fire pits or contained above ground, candles are ok.

The site is Camp Barton Boy scout camp on the shore of Cayuga Lake, 9664 S. Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886. Site opens at Friday night at 6pm and closes Sunday morning at 11am.

Adult Event Registration: $tbd
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $tbd
Child, age 0-17: Free

Event registration includes Saturday sideboard lunch and Saturday night camping. Camping Friday night is an additional $tbd per adult.

Pre-registration is always appreciated, please send reservations to the event Autocrat Hrólfr á Fjárfelli (Rolf Verberg). Make checks payable to SCA NY Inc. – Dominion of Myrkfaelinn. Please include modern name, SCA name and membership number for each person covered by your payment. Also, indicate if any are minors. Include contact info for confirmation of receipt.

Some lodges are available, lodge reservation deadline is May 15, for pricing info, availability and reservations contact Cristina inghean Ghriogair (Donna Ankrum).

Merchants are welcome; there are no merchant fees

We will have several youth activities at Camp Barton again this year, with themed prizes for those who complete various activities. The activities start at 10am on Saturday and will include:

  • table games
  • medieval coloring activities
  • create-your-own illuminated letter
  • a site-wide scavenger hunt
  • koob
  • kick the cabbage
  • blind man’s buff
  • and more as we have time.

A reminder for all parents, here’s a quick guide to the SCA Youth Policy. The Chancellor of Youth respectfully requests all good gentles to be able to see your happy, cavorting, child — or hear your wailing, despairing child — at all times, and be able to swoop in for individual comfort as necessary.

Sideboard will be prepared byTBA. For allergies and other food concerns, you may contact TBA.

Directions: From the South and East, make your way to Ithaca and head north on route 89. Approximately ¾ mile after Taughannock Falls State Park, take a right onto Frontenac Road at the SCA and Camp Barton signs. From the North and West, take route 90 (thruway to exit 42, Head south on route 96 to Interlaken. Take a left on Cayuga street /route 141 for approx. ¾ mile. Take a right onto route 89 and head south for approx. 6 miles. Take a left onto Frontenac Road at the SCA and Camp Barton signs.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Jan 22, 2018 @ 2:45 pm