Working with the Minister of the Academy, Dona Sibyl Sevenoke, we are pleased to announce that the 2011 Northshield Rapier Academy will be held in the Shire of Coldedernhale (Fort Pierre, SD) on October 14-16, 2011
The event will be located at the Oahe Downstream Lodge. It's a scenic "great hall" located along the banks of the Missouri River. The site will not only be a place to study the Masters of Defence but also a place to celebrate and sing together around a large fire near the beach. Most fighting will be outside but In the advent of poor weather we also have an indoor site for our rapier activities.
As far as accommodations, we are allowed to have guests sleep in the heated main hall of the site (the facility does have showers but no beds). We only ask people remove their bedding during the day activities on Saturday.
For those who wish to camp you are also welcome to camp on the grounds next to the lodge. We also have a few limited camper hook ups at the site as well for an additional $16/night. In addition there are five cabins on site. These cabins $37/night. These cabins are heated and can sleep four. They will not be open to rent until July
For those wishing to go with traditional hotel/motel accommodations please be warned that weekend is
the opening weekend of pheasant hunting in South Dakota so those rooms will be difficult to get even this far out. Here is a link for area hotels/motels.http://pierrechamber.chambermaster.com/directory/jsp/busdir/SearchResults.jsp?ccid=413&command=loadCatg&catgid=247