AEthelmearc Spring Crown Tournament

Spring is in the air and it's time determine who our fair kingdom's next heirs shall be! The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all to Crown Tournament held at Camp Amahami (a Girl Scout camp), Page Pond Road (no street number), Deposit, New York 13754, on May 4-6 2007. Gates will open at 6 pm on Friday and close at noon on Sunday. There are not a lot of nearby hotels or restaurants, but there is a *lot* of room for camping, and GS tents with cots in them will be *all over* the place. There is one hill, but the site is otherwise handicapped accessible.

The main attraction is of course the actual Tournament on the main field. You are welcome to drive down to the field and unload your vehicle, but please move your car back up to the Parking lot when you have finished. Near the field is a showerhouse with 4 showers per gender and flushing toilets. It is well water, so please keep the showers short, or we'll run out of water for dishwashing.

Merchants will be welcome in the main hall or to set up a tent near the main field, but please contact the autocrat to let us know you are coming. We would like a donation of one item to a silent auction to benefit the Travel Fund.

This is a Wet site, and we will have a Brewing round table after feast.

Dancing also will be happening after feast, thanks to the Lady Gytha.

The site fee will be $8 for adults, $7 for 13-18, $3 for 5-12, 4 and under free. This will include Lunch, to be made by Lady Anne Diarmat and Lady Bianca Sadie.

There will be an unusual feast- we plan to have an Above the Salt Feast done by James Niedhardt, a mundanely professional chef, for the additional fee of $12 for 13 and up, and $6 for 5-12 (making their total fee of site+AtSF $20 adult, $19 13-18 and $12 for 5-12). Above the Salt is limited 24 people only, including high table.

There will be below the salt feast, made by Baroness Angelica of Ness for an additional $3 for 13 and up, and $1.5 for 5-12, free for those younger, meaning BtSF+site fee is $11 adults, $10 for 13-18, $4.50 for 12-5, and 4 and under free. Since there are not a lot places to eat nearby (shorter than half an hour's drive), we wanted to have an affordable dinner for all who plan to stay. The numbers for below the salt will also be larger and ought to be available.

Dietary considerations should be sent to the Autocrat who will share with all of the cooks.

Reservations are to be sent to Lady Kayley O'Connor, mka Michelle Greenmun Please make all checks out to "SCA, Inc. -- Shire of Sterlynge Vayle."

The autocrat is THL George Anne, mka Georg-Karen Hawks, The onsite deputy autocrat for overnight will be Lady Suisann of Thorntoon.

For those wishing to sleep in a cabin with a bed and heating dormitory-style, there are a few spots which can be reserved. Charge for these beds is $2/night. There will room in the main hall for those wishing to bring their bedding and crash on the floor at no charge. There are also several platform tents around the camp - the traditional 4-cot tents that Girl Scouts have. If you use one of these tents, please thoroughly clean up after yourself. There may be other unheated cabins with cots and/or mattresses available for reservation by households. Please call the autocrat if you have an interest in these.

Site rules declare that there will be no fires outside of already established firepits and fireplaces. There are many fire pits around already. We are working on permission to make this a wet site. We have gotten permission to smoke, but it is strictly limited to the Parking lot *only*, although it is legal to smoke on the road leading to the camp. Please police your butts. No animals are permitted on site (site rules), except for service animals. As a courtesy please avoid using incense and scented candles. The autocrat is horrifically allergic to these.

DIRECTIONS: Find your best route to NY Rt 17, EAST of I-81. Go East on Route 17 until you reach Exit 82. Exit the highway and turn left onto Rt.41 North toward Sanford. Go 3.9 mi. and turn right onto N. Sanford Rd. N. Sanford Rd. will shortly and sharply curve to the left, as should you. Continue on N. Sanford Rd. (approx. 1.4 miles) until you discover Page Pond Rd. on the left. There is a small Amahami sign at the corner. (If while on N. Sanford Rd. you reach Heath Rd. on the right, you went too far.) Turn onto Page Pond Rd. (unpaved!) & slowly drive the approx. 2 miles to to the camp. Fletcher Lodge is on the right and the Parking lot is on the left. The drive down to the Main Field is down hill from Fletcher Lodge. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Deposit, New York)