Gulf Wars to Feature Children's Activities

Viscountess Kenna of the Gulf Wars XV Children's Staff has announced that this year's War will feature "a wide assortment of fun and educational classes and activities" for young visitors.

Her Excellency writes:

Greetings from the Children's Staff of Gulf Wars XV!

We have been working hard to ensure that the children coming to Gulf Wars will have a wide assortment of fun and educational classes and activities. We hope that they enjoy them as much as we've enjoyed planning them.

First off, we'd like to remind everyone that Gleann Abhann Law states that:

"Children under the age of 12 must be within the sight or voice range of a designated adult or responsible teenager at all times. Failure to do so may result in sanctions ranging from expulsion from site to notification of mundane authorities."

We realize that this is not necessarily the law in other kingdoms, but it is the law here and it will be enforced.

Children between the ages of 5 and 11 must be signed in to Page School Activities by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age.

Children must be retrieved from Page School within 15 minutes of the end of each session or they will be turned over to the Watch.

Now, time for the fun stuff!

Children's Activities have been divided into four main areas this year. Please check the site book and announcement boards on site for schedules and places.

  • Wee Ones: Ages 0-4. Tuesday through Friday (10-12 and 1-3). Page School Tent. Parent or guardian must be present.
    Wee Ones provides a place for our youngest children and their parents to gather for simple, pre-school type activities and free play. A snack time will be offered, but parents should bring their own snacks.
  • Page School: Ages 5-11. Tuesday through Friday (10-12 and 1-3). Page School Tent. Children must be signed in by parent or guardian.
    Gulf Wars Page School offers classes on a wide assortment of Medieval and SCA topics, presented in a fun and often hands-on manner. Snacks are not offered (water is), and children should not bring toys or personal items to class. The Gulf Wars Page School should be compatible with all Kingdom and Local Page Schools. If you have any questions, please contact THLady Molli (YouthActivities@gulfwars.org) or Viscountess Kenna (DeputyYouthActivities@gulfwars.org).
  • Young Apprentice Series: Ages 12-17. Check the class schedules and watch the Herald's boards for classes.
    Teens should look through the main class schedule for topics that interest them. Teachers who welcome younger students have marked their classes as such. Also, keep an eye out for special hands on sessions at Artisan's Row especially designed for teens.
  • Youth Combat: Ages 7-17. Check the schedule for class and tournament dates and times. Youth Combat Field.
    This should be a very exciting year for Youth Combat at Gulf Wars. Besides the usual classes throughout the week and tournament on Saturday, this year also offers field battles, fort battles, town battles, and a 5-man melee tournament sponsored by the Order of the Sable Banner of Gleann Abhann. So, make sure your armor is fixed, look over the Gleann Abhann Youth Combat rules, and get ready to fight! Any questions regarding rules or authorization should be addressed to Landgraf Uther (YouthCombat@gulfwars.org).

We hope that the children attending Gulf Wars will have fun this year. If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to volunteer, please contact THLady Molli Rose Kekilpenny, Viscountess Kenna nic Aherne von Ziemer, or Landgraf Uther von Ziemer. We'd love to hear from you!

In Service,

The Gulf Wars XV Children's Staff