[DRA] Cudgel War VII

Cudgel War is back again! Still not as bloody as the historical original, but surely as rich in events also this time! The honourable Canton of Humalasalo offers you once more a wonderful opportunity to participate in an Aarnimetsän tent camp. During this 10 day event you have a lot of activities to choose from: there are heavy fighting tourneys (Nordic 1000) and three days of war, fencing, archery, arts and sciences lectures and competitions, dancing, games... And, of course, you get to enjoy the Finnish summer, sauna and socializing around the fire!

The site is the same as before, Kavalahti scout camp, on the southern coast of Finland. It is only 60 minutes' drive from Helsinki and the international airport (HEL), and 90 minutes' drive from Turku. The site is also easily reachable by public transport.

The event is primarily a camping event, but the main building has a few beds and there is also very limited crash space for some additional sleepers. Unheated indoor space for hundred is available for activities if weather becomes less than optimal, and there are several saunas to warm up in. Three meals are served daily: plentiful breakfast, light lunch and hot evening meal (except when replaced by a feast). There's a smaller mid-week feast on Wednesday and a grand feast on the latter Saturday (July 28). Those who prefer to cook their own meals are allowed to use the smaller kitchens in the main building and the sauna building.

Site: Kavalahti scout camp (no street address) in Kavalahti, Inkoo, Southern Finland. Distance to the nearest bus stop is about 1.5 km, Inkoo railway station is about 3.5 km and the village of Inkoo about 5 km from the site. Site facilities include potable running (cold) water, hot water is available at the dining hall and for the showers in the main sauna. Toilets are dry toilets ("outhouses"), there are some close to each camping area.

The site opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17, and closes at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. Anyone on the site before opening time or after closing time will be considered voluntarywork force. Site rules: The site is "damp". Smoking is only permitted at designated places, pets are only allowed outdoors. Those who get a bed MUST bring sheets and pillow cases, even when sleeping in a sleeping bag. Campfires are allowed at designated fire pits. Should there be a forest fire warning, no other fires (tiki torches, candles on the ground etc.) will be allowed.

Reservations should be made through an electronic form on the event website. Note: If you want to teach at the event, contact the event steward. All lectures and workshops are welcome! Site fee

Early reservers are given a small discount on the site fee. The following discounted prices apply for those who have made their reservations on June 26 or earlier. (Note that if you live in Finland, you must also have paid your participation fee by that date in order to get the discount.)

On weekend cost EUR 11 (SCA members) or EUR 13 (non-members). Both weekends or from Wednesday cost EUR 22 (SCA members) or EUR 28 (non-members). Week cost EUR 33 (SCA members) or EUR 37 (non-members). Full time cost EUR 40 (SCA members) or EUR 45 (non-members). Full time and all meals cost EUR 119 (SCA members) or EUR 124 (non-members).

Fees for children
No site fee for children between 0 to 3 Children from 4 to 7 years should be half of site fee. They could eat freely if parents has reserved meals. Children 8-13 years should pay full site price but only half of fees from meals. Older than 13 years should pay full prices. Children's price for child under 14-years is calculated from parents fee: if parent is member then half of the members price.

All others, i.e. all people making reservations on June 27 or later and Finnish residents paying then or later, must pay the following regular site fee.

On weekend cost EUR 14 (SCA members) or EUR 16 (non-members). Both weekends or from Wednesday cost 28 (SCA members) or EUR 32 (non-members). Week cost EUR 42 (SCA members) or EUR 46 (non-members). Full time cost EUR 48 (SCA members) or EUR 53 (non-members). Full time and all meals cost EUR 127 (SCA members) or EUR 132 (non-members). Day visit (can come without reservation) cost EUR 10 (SCA members) or EUR 12 (non-members). Reservations must be made at the very latest on July 17th before midnight. If you make a reservation after that, or come to the event without making a reservation at all, you must pay the regular site fee and an extra 5 euros for handling and arrangements.

The site fee or the whole event packages do not include lodgings. Indoor sleeping space costs in main building EUR 2/night and in cottages EUR 3/night.People flying in and/or staying for all or most of the camp week have precedence when beds are allocated.

Meal prices: breakfast 2 euro, light lunch 3 euros, warm evening meal 4 euros, Wednesday feast 7 euros, grand feast 10 euros. Note: if you want any of these meals, you must book them by July 3 at the latest! Paying: Visitors from euro countries and Sweden are strongly encouraged to pay their participation fees in advance, but all foreign visitors may pay at the door. The international bank connection is IBAN FI70 5680 0040 2682 74, SWIFT OKOYFIHH. Finnish residents must pay their camp to Hämeen keskiaikaseura's account 568000-4268274. When paying, please remember to mention who is paying for what!

Cancellation policy: If you cancel your reservation after July3, you cannot get your food money back. If you cancel after July 19, we unfortunately cannot reimburse you at all. If you have a reservation and neither cancel, pay nor come to the event, we will charge you all costs according to your reservation at the regular prices, including a handling fee of 3 euros.

Additional information is available on the website.

Lady Jolanda de Meyre (Minna Leimu)
email: eventsteward@cudgelwar.org

Lord Oliver of Harjuwalcea (Olli Leimu)
email: marshal@cudgelwar.org