24th April 2020


G’Day Everyone,

COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our Pennsic Attendees, Cooper’s Lake Family and Staff:, the entire Community of people in and around Cooper’s Lake Campground we interact and depend upon, and our numerous vendors who supply our event. They are all part of the “Pennsic-War-Family”.

When I took on the office of Mayor of Pennsic 49, I promised to, and was entrusted with, the welfare and safety of the entire Pennsic Family. It is therefore with great sadness that I must inform you today that, we have decided to postpone Pennsic 49, scheduled for July 24, 2020 through August 9, 2020 to July 30, 2021 through August 15, 2021.


This postponement will come as heartbreaking news to many of you – and it has been an exceedingly difficult decision for us to make. Since the first Pennsic Wars at Cooper’s Lake we have been so proud to welcome people from all over the Knowne World to beautiful lands of Aethelmearc, but this year, sadly we cannot gather together as before.


As many of you have read in my previous COVID-19 updates, the impact of this terrible pandemic has effects that reach far past just those that attend Pennsic War. I will not go into all our considerations here again, you can all read my previous two posts that outline many of the factors we considered before making this decision. However, on this one occasion the emotion of Pennsic needed to be removed and the hard decision made.


It has been arranged with Cooper’s Lake Management, that those who have preregistered for Pennsic 49 may have their registrations rolled over to 2021.

If you desire a refund, please go to and log into your pre-registration account.


Even if we cannot be together this July, we remain optimistic that the situation will soon improve. I know we are all very worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on our loved ones and daily lives. My Pennsic team and I send you our very best wishes. We cannot wait to share time together at Cooper’s Lake again with you all.




Sir Gregory of Loch Swan
Pennsic 49

How do I get a camping space?

    There are two types of camping at Pennsic: single and group camping.

    Single camping

  • Camping space is set aside for those individuals or families who do not have a registered group to camp with. You can find out what spaces are still available when you check in.
  • Single campers are not required to pre-register, but it will save you time and money at check-in.
  • When you arrive at Pennsic, you will be informed what blocks in the campsite still have space for single camping.
  • Single campers who arrive together may camp together. You may not save spaces for your friend(s) arriving later.
  • Single campers cannot check in before Sunday of Land Grab weekend.
  • If you prefer to have a confirmed camping space, you have the option of registering as a Group (of 1) and going through the land allotment process below. You will need to arrive on the Land Grab weekend (Friday / Saturday).

    Groups go through a land allotment process to determine where their campsite will be

  • Group registration takes place from January 1 - June 23.
  • Any group of people can request a campsite at Pennsic – SCA local branches, households, friends with common interests, extended family, etc
  • Every group must have one person to act as their Land Agent. The Land Agent must be able to attend Land Grab weekend to claim and stake out the group's land.      
  • Each group's campsite size is determined by the number of people who have pre-registered to camp with them.
  • The Cooper's Lake Campground pre-registration form has a space to indicate the name of the group you are camping with.
  • You must be in touch with the group's land agent before pre-registering to camp with the group. The agent will give you the official registered name of the group, to avoid any confusion during the allotment process

Bullying Policy

THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

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