Ruantallan war camp 2022

Hosted by Barony of Ruantallan - Walton, NS

Event date: July 1st, 2022 - July 3rd, 2022

Event Last Modified: June 21st, 2022

COVID-19 Statement

The East Kingdom and the event staff are committed to making sure that our friends & families stay safe. Kingdom guidelines for COVID safety change often. Masks that conform to CDC standards and worn properly over the nose and mouth are required of all attendees over the age of 2 in all indoor spaces or in public tents or pop-ups with 3 or 4 walls up and may only be lowered briefly for eating or drinking. Masks are optional when outdoors and we encourage frequent handwashing and social distancing. Please take whatever steps you feel are necessary for your own sense of safety beyond the stated mandates.

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Event details

Come one come all to Ruantallan War Camp. 
First in 2 years.
We all know how much we miss our SCA family and how we are more then ready to get back in the swing and get ready for WAR!
Archery:  -Dame Sarra
Armored:  -Dominus Spurius
Fencers:  -TBD

Site Name:  Paradise by the Bay Campground
Proposed Date(s) of Event:  July 1-July 3, 2022
Site address:  2107 NS-215, Walton, NS B0N 2R0

Schedule for War Camp
(Schedule subject to weather and marshal availability)

Event opens Friday 12 noon

Friday afternoon
Heavy:  Pickups, main field
Rapier:  Pickups, main field
Archery:  Beginner instruction, self-serve Royal Rounds

Friday night, after dark
Thrown Weapons:  Night throw

Saturday morning
Archery:  Range opens 10 am for practice and inspections
Baronial Archery Championships, 11 am

Saturday, 2 pm:  Demo for the campers, main field

Saturday afternoon
Heavy:  Melee practice, main field
Rapier:  Open field, main field
Archery:  Open practice, Royal Rounds

Saturday evening
Baronial Court
Seashire Dormancy meeting, 8:30 at the main fire
Bardic Circle to follow

Sunday, 11 am:  Checkout time

What you need to know about the weekend:
Event opens, noon Friday.  Checkout time is 11 am Sunday.

Please be aware we share the campground with modern campers, please don't leave valuables lying in plain sight.

We are asking people to camp from the tree line out, to leave the middle of the field for melees and communal activities.

Parking is near the structure at the top of our field, please put your cars there as soon as you are unpacked.  Do not drive on the lower part of the field, there is a septic bed there.

There is a water spigot with potable water on a post near the parking area.  There is also a power outlet on this post.  Please share the power, since there's only one plug in for all of us.

There are two huts each with a flush toilet and a shower, which we are sharing with the modern campers, also a number of porta potties.

Dogs are permitted on site, they must be on leash.

Archery will be happening on the other side of the road, next to the cliff above the water.  Please use caution on the beach road when the range is open.  Children 12 and under are not permitted on the archery range without a parent or an approved person over 18 with them.  Youth between 13-17 must have a parent with them when they check into the range, to ensure that everyone understands the rules of the range.

We will be having a demo on Saturday at 2 pm for the modern campers.  We are particularly looking for melee fighters, to show our stuff, and artisans to do their craft and answer questions while the demo is on.

Site Opens: Friday the 1st at noon
Site Closes: Sunday the 3rd at 11am

Event Location

Paradise by the Bay Campground
2107 NS-215
Walton, NS  B0N 2R0
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


From Halifax proceed to the 102 Take exit 8 from NS-102
22 min (37.8 km)

Turn left onto Elmsdale Rd/NS-214 W (signs for NS-14/Belnan/Nine Mile River/Windsor)
6 min (6.4 km)

Turn left onto Hwy 14/Nova Scotia Trunk 14 W (signs for Nova Scotia 14 W/Windsor/Rawdon)
10 min (12.0 km)

Slight right onto Hwy 202/NS-202 W
5 min (6.6 km)

Follow NS-354 N to Glooscap Trail/NS-215 W
24 min (32.2 km)

Alternate route from Halifax Take NS-101 W and NS-215 E to N River Rd in Newport
40 min (58.9 km)

Take Walton Woods Rd to Glooscap Trail/NS-215 E in Walton
19 min (24.7 km)

Continue straight onto Glooscap Trail/NS-215 E
Destination will be on the left

From Truro proceed Hwy 236/Glooscap Trail/Nova Scotia Trunk 2/NS-236 W/Rte 236
Continue to follow Hwy 236/Glooscap Trail/NS-236 W/Rte 236
19.0 km

Turn right to stay on Hwy 236/Glooscap Trail/NS-236 W/Rte 236 (signs for NS-215/Maitland/Windsor)
3.0 km

Turn right onto Hwy 236/Glooscap Trail/NS-215 W/NS-236 W/Rte 236 (signs for Maitland)
Continue to follow Glooscap Trail/NS-215 W
Destination will be on the right

Alternate route from Truro
Take exit 12 for Nova Scotia 289 toward Nova Scotia 2 Trunk/Brookfield/Upper Stewiacke
240 m

Keep left at the fork, follow signs for NS-289 W/Pleasant Valley
78 m

Turn left onto Pleasant Valley Rd/NS-289 W
12.5 km

Continue onto Hwy 236/Glooscap Trail/NS-236 W/Rte 236 (signs for NS-215/Maitland/Windsor)
3.0 km

Turn right onto Hwy 236/Glooscap Trail/NS-215 W/NS-236 W/Rte 236 (signs for Maitland)
Continue to follow Glooscap Trail/NS-215 W
Destination will be on the right

Registration Fees

adult campers/day tripper $45/$20 (before $5 member discount)
youth (5-17) campers/day tripper, $25/$10
family* camping cap of $130 (less two $5 members discount for the parents)
family* daytrip cap of $60 (less two $5 for member parents)

*Family is 2 adults and their dependent children

Registration deadline is June 25 midnight

There is no feast at this camping event please remember to bring your own food. 

Make Checks Payable to: Barony Ruantallan

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Eufemme of Ordhead
FB Jayd Alba

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