Site Rules & FAQ

ADULT BEVERAGES: Alcohol is allowed in the feast hall and at the official bardic circle. Please keep alcohol to period containers outside of your camp. This is a children's camp, please be responsible with your non-period containers. The drinking age in NH is 21. Underage drinking will not be tolerated. You are responsible for your own actions. Actions which pose a danger to yourself or others may result in expulsion from the event without refund.

COVID: Masks are currently required to be worn at all times while outside or in public spaces. Masks will also be required during all bardic performances, including the playing of wind instruments. There are good instructions online for making or altering a mask for use by musicians. asks do not need to be worn while eating or in your cabin / tent. All public areas will be sanitized / disinfected by the site staff prior to our arrival, and several times during the event. Class spaces will be wiped down with sanitized wipes between classes. Hand sanitizer will be available at all water stations and bathrooms. We ask that you wash your hands as often as possible. Please practice social distancing whenever possible and be considerate of others.

CHILDREN: This is a large partially wooded site on a lake. We ask that children under 5 are with a responsible person at all times. Children between 5 and 12 should be within sight and hearing distance of a responsible person. Parents/guardians are responsible for the behavior of their children. Continuous non-compliance can result in expulsion from the site without refund.

Minors may attend the event with an adult who is not their parent/legal guardian provided that the proper paperwork is provided. A notarized medical release and minor waiver must be signed by the parents/legal guardian and brought to site with the child.

FIRE PITS: Camp Takodah has several firepits available for our use. Wood will be stacked near each pit. Please do not bring firewood into site. Portable fire pits are not allowed.

ICE: We will be selling bags of ice from the feast hall. You may purchase ice at any time the hall is open for a meal.

Day Board / Feast: Because of COVID, we are unable to provide our usual meal plan or feast. However, a Day Board will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday for those who wish to partake. We ask that you Pre-Reg for Day Board as we are limiting the number of people served.

In lieu of our normal feast, Their Excellencies will be hosting a “Bring Your Own Feast” on Saturday night in the feast hall. Join us as we gather together to enjoy a meal together and toast the days events. An all you can eat soup course will be available during the meal for anyone wishing to spend less time cooking. Again, there will be a limited number of “seats” so Pre-Reg is strongly suggested. A table signup sheet will be posted around noon on Saturday.

** Anyone working in the kitchen or serving food will be wearing masks and gloves. Participants will not be allowed to reach in with their hands to take items. **

Coffee, Tea and hot water are available to all in the feast hall.

PETS: are allowed on site but they must:

  • Be up to date on their shots and have records proving so

  • Be leashed at all times during the event

  • Must be cleaned up after while on site

  • We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave should their dogs prove to be a nuisance or a danger.

POTABLE WATER: There is potable water available in all the bath houses and the dining hall. In addition water coolers will be provided at all martial locations and near the classrooms during the day. If you are using your own drinking vessel, please keep the lip of the vessel at least 3” below the spigot to reduce the possibility of contamination.

QUIET HOURS: Between 10pm and 7am. Activity can still continue but be aware that there are other families and young children living on site and there are residents across the lake.

SITE TOKENS: Site tokens need to be visible at all times. Day board and feast tokens are part of your site token.

SMOKING: Whenever possible Camp Takodah encourages a NON SMOKING environment due the risk of fire on the property. The use of Tobacco is limited to restricted areas. There will be containers for the disposal of your butts. Smoking in any other area around camp is not permitted.

SWIMMING: Lifeguards will be on duty Saturday afternoon. Access to the waterfront is only permitted in the presence of a Takodah lifeguard.

TOILETS/SHOWERS/ RUNNING WATER: There are 3 bath houses on site, labeled “Twins”. There are trough sinks in each bath house which can be used for cleaning dishes. Please clean it out when you are finished and remove any derbies to prevent clogging the drains. You will need your own cleaning agents and sponges. Please be considerate of others when using the hot water. In addition to the toilets available in the bath houses, there are also toilets in the feast hall and near the merchants/picnic area.

TRAFFIC, PARKING AND OFF LOADING: When arriving at site, please park in the “visitor parking” lot in front of gate to troll in. Do not park on the road as it blocks traffic. Please refrain from driving on the grass. The road around camp is one way, please drive slowly in camp and watch for pedestrians. After unloading your vehicle, please move it to the designated parking area. If you must park on the road into camp, park on the right side only, as far off the road as possible. Vehicles should not be left at your cabin or tent site. Please keep your parking pass in the front window.

TRASH: This is a CARRY-IN CARRY-OUT event! Please, remember to bring garbage bags to take home trash and recycling. If you stay in a cabin, please sweep it out before you leave. There is a broom and dustpan in each cabin.

WEATHER: In the event of severe weather, a Camp Takodah staff member will lead you in their severe weather procedures. The designated storm shelter is the dining hall.