Melee Camp Approaches!

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When: October 20-23, 2022
Site Opens: 12pm Thursday
Site Closes: Sunday, 1pm 

Location: Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. Empire Ranch, Airstrip Group Site. Located seven miles north of Sonoita, AZ

Event Stewards:

  • – Lady Cyneburga Thorisdohter (Kimberly Heldt) Main Event Steward
  • – Her Ladyship Daphne of Karyes-Co Main Steward
  • – Lady Liesele Knapp von Colmberg (Tara Turek)  Site Steward
  • – Lady Petra Brisadottir: Co Site Steward
  • – Mistress Aurora de Ivory Merchant Steward
One for all and all at once. Melee is a perfect name for this event for melee is mostly used in a rather formal context to refer to a relatively large and noisy crowd of people in which they move in all directions.

Their Excellencies, Ruadhan and Thyri and Nathaniel and Svetia invite one and all to come join us for this action packed event. Come fight, join your brothers in arms as we have minute clinics for mass weapons. Come and bear witness to the joys of polling for a new Baron and Baroness of BTY. Come enjoy the vigils and elevations of the deserving individuals. Come revel in the nights parties , come spend the days shopping, learning, fighting and communing with friends and chosen family. Expect fun, Expect smiles, and expect a melee of activities. Maybe some shenanigans if we’re lucky. So bring your tents, bring your vardos, bring your RVs, bring your games.

Site Fees:
Early Registration:
Adult Registration Camping: 40, Day Trip: 25
Youth (0-17) Camping: $0, Day Trip: $0/day
Pay-at-Gate (Cash only)
Adult Registration Camping: $50, Day Trip: $25
Youth (0-17) Camping: $0, Day Trip: $0/day
Member Discount on Fees (-$5)

Site Information:
Site is discretely wet, no glass please. Pets allowed on a hand-held leash with owners responsible for waste pickup. Above ground fires allowed (depending on fire conditions); dry RV camping; the nearest hospital is in Sierra Vista; the roads are unpaved. The main road to the Empire Ranch headquarters is well- maintained and suitable for passenger cars and RVs; there is drinking water available at the Empire Ranch headquarters. Water is not located at camp site. We suggest bringing water for the weekend.

Please pack out all trash! Leave the site cleaner than you found it.

Directions from Sierra Vista:

Hwy 90 toward Interstate I-10, left onto Hwy 82, head north (right) on State Highway 83. Near milepost 40, turn east onto the Empire Ranch entrance. Camping is at the Airstrip Group Site.

Directions from Tucson:

Go east on I-10 and exit at Route 83 (scenic highway), Proceed south on Route 83 approximately 18 miles to the paved road on your left between mile post 40 and 39. Watch for brown Historic Empire Ranch sign on the right side of the highway. Turn east (left) onto paved road and follow for 3 miles to the Empire Ranch House on your left. Follow the SCA white signs to the campgrounds.

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