Gentles with disabilities are welcome to participate at Pennsic War!
Disability Services is located in the
Town Hall tent, across from
the Cooper's camp store. Our Office Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Disability Services will attempt to fill your requests for basic accommodations and services. We can better do so if you contact us
in advance, so please use our Registration form to alert us to your needs before Pennsic begins.
Camping space and certain services are limited and we can not guarantee they will be available if you do not pre-register.
Please note that Pennsic is a primitive camping event and access to modern facilities is limited. For example, power outages can occur at
Pennsic, so a constant supply of electricity cannot be guaranteed. Pennsic does not supply extension cords, water hoses, manpower to set up tents, or batteries; you must provide your own.
We look forward to seeing you at War!
Register for the Disabilities Camping Area
Camping in the Disabilities Camping Area is limited to individuals with a disability and those persons camping in the
same tent. RV's are not permitted in the Disabilities Camping Area. Electrical outlets are nearby for recharging of
medical devices and scooters. (See the
Electric Recharging section for more specific information.)
To request space in the Disability Camp, you must have pre-registered for Pennsic (by June 15) and filled out
the Disabilities Camping form (by July 15).
When we assign space in the Diabilities Camping area, we start with those who have pre-registered with
both Disability Services and
Cooper's Lake Campground. If Disability Services does not receive your request, we will not search you out, and you should not assume
there will be camping space for you.
Disability Services Sign Language Interpeters
In past years, most individuals requesting interpreters have made their own arrangements, and interpreters
contacted Disability Services to let us know when they were interpreting specific Courts and classes. To our knowledge,
no additional requests for interpreters were made by hearing impaired/deaf gentles. If this arrangement is working fine,
we have no wish to change it. However, we would like to hear from the individuals involved to determine if the services
provided were sufficient.
We encourage interpreters who wish to volunteer their services to
contact Disability Services with their availability
(e-mail before July 15th, or visit us at Disability Point in Town Hall). On-site contact information should include: Name, Block Number,
Nearest Intersection, and Group Name.
Gentles who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired and wish to request interpreting services are also invited to
contact Disability Services, providing the above information.
If possible, requests and arrangement for services will be matched prior to Pennsic.
Transportation / Mobility Assistance
This year, Mobility Assistance will be handled by Disability Services.
Mobility Assistance carts, marked with a blue emblem with a white wheelchair,
will run from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
The carts will be following the bus routes, and
will stop at all bus stops, at the Town Hall tent (near the camp store), and at the
Watch tent (near Troll)
The carts will take you to the bus stop nearest your destination (see the map in the Pennsic Guide)
There will be no scheduled rides
Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis
The golf carts are intended to assist those with mobility needs.
We encourage those who are able-bodied
to either walk or use the buses, so the carts are available for those who
If you would like to volunteer to drive the Mobility Assistance Cart please
go to the Watch tent to meet with the Transportation Coordinator, fill out a
waiver and select a shift.
Handicapped parking is available in designated areas.
We ask that all individuals who need Handicapped Parking please check in at Pennsic with Disability Services,
so we can make sure that sufficient space is allocated.
Parking in the Handicapped Parking area is reserved to those vehicles that have handicapped parking license plates and or stickers.
Parking in the Handicapped Parking area without a proper tag can lead to the vehicle's owner being expelled from the site after the third
Pets are not allowed at Pennsic. Fully trained ADA qualifying service animals are permitted.
Federal Guidelines for Service Animals have changed: please see
this ADA Factsheet for an update.
Gentles with service animals are
not required to camp with Disability Camping.
All service animals must be checked-in at Troll by the Service Animal Liaison.
The information requested at check-in is designed to help us
make the Pennsic experience as smooth and safe as possible for you and your animal and is completely voluntary.
While the entrance gate (Troll)
is open 24 hours a day, the Service Animal Liaison is only one person, so your courtesy in making
every attempt to arrive and check in your service animal between the hours of 9am and midnight is greatly appreciated.
Please fill out a to help speed
your check-in when you arrive.
Disability Services request form prior to Pennsic
Owners are responsible for picking up and properly disposing of their animal's waste.
Owners are responsible for their animal's behavior.
Any owner that does not keep their service animal under strict control and supervision may be required to remove them from site.
Handicapped-accessible Porta-john Placement
There are handicapped-accessible facilities in various locations around Pennsic. At Pennsic, Disability Services
can tell you the location of the nearest handicapped-accessible porta-john to your campsite, class, battle, merchant, or activity.
You may request to have one placed near your campsite. These requests must be submitted
every year, since the Handicapped-accessible
Porta-johns are assigned new locations based on the requests we receive. Please do not assume that one located near you last year will be there again this year.
Porta-johns are placed before the first weekend of Pennsic, so please submit your
Request form PRIOR to July 15.
Electric Recharging / Scooters
Information on local Scooter Rental companies is available from Disability Services.
A recharging area for scooters and medically necessary devices is available.
To use the recharging area,
you must come to Disability Services on-site to obtain an official recharging tag and your charging time.
It is your responsibility to provide cords and chargers.
To make sure you are scheduled for charging time,
pre-register your medical device or scooter before July 15.
Read more about
operating CPAP machines at Pennsic, and options for recharging batteries (including solar and wind)
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