Epic Nerd Camp – Geek Summer Camp for Grown Ups 2017-12-07T21:00:54+00:00

Geek Summer Camp
For Adults

STARRUCCA, PA

2018

AUGUST 15th-19th

 

PRE-REGISTRATION SPECIAL: $499!
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REGISTRATION OPENS AT NOON EST ON DEC 15TH!

WHAT IS EPIC NERD CAMP?

  Adult Summer Camp for Geeks

Epic Nerd Camp is an annual adult summer camp/con experience that focuses on building community through social activities, learning “hero” skills, playing games, expressing creativity, and making the kind of lasting friendships that come from summer camp! At ENC, adults who enjoy gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi can spend up to a week playing tabletop games, live action role-playing, and doing activities IRL that characters do in-game. You’ll find out what it takes to be a hero as you learn swordplay, archery, level up your crafting skills, and even learn to fly.

When you aren’t busy with your hero training, you can kayak in the lake, challenge yourself on the ropes course, and roast s’mores on the campfire; after all, it is summer camp!

ACTIVITIES

Choose your own activities and design your summer of fun at Epic Nerd Camp. We offer you a huge selection from each of our exciting adult summer camp programs. You just pick what you like and you can improve your skills and/or learn new ones. Arts & Crafts, Tabletop Games, Circus, LARP, Boffer Games, Fandom Activities, Swordplay, Archery, Water Activities, and much much more!

For more details, visit our :

ACTIVITIES PAGE

OUR PROGRAM

At Epic Nerd Camp, you will enjoy busy, productive days following a personalized schedule that you choose, with classes designed for adult summer camp. Each day consists of small group classes and activities, as well as camp-wide adventures. For details about activities, check out our activities page.

ACTIVITIES PAGE

VENUE DETAILS

DIRECTIONS TO CAMP

BUNKS

Our campers are housed in comfortable cabins which include a bathroom containing two showers, two stalls, and three sinks. Each cabin has a covered porch and glass windows with screens. The beds are separated by half-walls, affording each camper extra privacy. There are cubbies and hanging space in every bunk with a dresser and an outlet next to each bed, making all of our campers’ living accommodations as comfortable as possible.

Bunks at Epic Nerd Camp

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 15H, AT 12PM (NOON) EST

See more information on our REGISTRATION PAGE

 

Adult Summer Camp for Geeks

Epic Nerd Camp is an annual adult summer camp/con experience that focuses on building community through social activities, learning “hero” skills, playing games, expressing creativity, and making the kind of lasting friendships that come from summer camp! At ENC, adults who enjoy gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi can spend up to a week playing tabletop games, live action role-playing, and doing activities IRL that characters do in-game. You’ll find out what it takes to be a hero as you learn swordplay, archery, level up your crafting skills, and even learn to fly.

When you aren’t busy with your hero training, you can kayak in the lake, challenge yourself on the ropes course, and roast s’mores on the campfire; after all, it is summer camp!

Choose your own activities and design your summer of fun at Epic Nerd Camp. We offer you a huge selection from each of our exciting adult summer camp programs. You just pick what you like and you can improve your skills and/or learn new ones. Arts & Crafts, Tabletop Games, Circus, LARP, Boffer Games, Fandom Activities, Swordplay, Archery, Water Activities, and much much more!

For more details, visit our :

ACTIVITIES PAGE

At Epic Nerd Camp, you will enjoy busy, productive days following a personalized schedule that you choose, with classes designed for adult summer camp. Each day consists of small group classes and activities, as well as camp-wide adventures. For details about activities, check out our activities page.

ACTIVITIES PAGE

DIRECTIONS TO CAMP

BUNKS

Our campers are housed in comfortable cabins which include a bathroom containing two showers, two stalls, and three sinks. Each cabin has a covered porch and glass windows with screens. The beds are separated by half-walls, affording each camper extra privacy. There are cubbies and hanging space in every bunk with a dresser and an outlet next to each bed, making all of our campers’ living accommodations as comfortable as possible.

Bunks at Epic Nerd Camp

REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 15H, AT 12PM (NOON) EST

See more information on our REGISTRATION PAGE

ENC IN THE NEWS

2017 GAME ROOM SUPPORT

FAQ

If you are excited about what Epic Nerd Camp has to offer, you’re nerdy enough. You don’t need to have previous experience in doing any of the things you’re excited about. Trying new things is one of the best parts of camp! However, if you are looking at this as a cheap alternative to a specialty camp (i.e. circus, rock climbing, etc), and disdain the nerdy aspects, ENC is not for you. If you’re looking for some nerds to troll/bully, ENC is not for you. We’ll boot you out and keep your money. 🙂

ENC 2018 will take place from 11am on August 15th to 11am on August 19th, 2018.

Starrucca, Pennsylvania. Please check out directions-to-camp.

Registration for camp will be available for $499 until April 7th, after that date tickets will cost $599.

December 15th-April 7th: $499

April 7th-: July 31st $599

Registration closes July 31st.

Tickets are limited to one session this year, and as such will be available until spots are all filled up or until August 1st.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the airport that you will find the cheapest flight with the lowest amount of connections. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is closer, so if you can find a cheap flight into there and want to rent a car or get a ride, go for it. If you have your own plane, I think there’s an airstrip on the same road as the camp, but we’ll have to ask if you can use it. (Someone already inquired about this, so I’m just putting it out there.) Our shuttle will be running from Newark on the morning of August 15th. (Time and cost TBA in time for registration)

We have several options when it comes to bunking, including co-ed cabins. There’ll be a spot on our camper survey to let us know who you want to bunk with! All of the beds are single “cot-sized” beds. Some people push them together to sleep closer to their companion. If you want to bring an air mattress instead, we can accommodate that. In any case, you might want to bring one of those egg-crate foam thingies, or some memory foam…..just saying.

 

Yes. We will not be selling alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own.

You must be 21+ years of age by your arrival at camp. There is no upper age limit.

Yes, you will be provided with three meals each day, breakfast lunch and dinner. You are, of course, welcome to bring your own. We will have vegetarian and gluten-free* options, and although you can probably put together a vegan meal from the food available, we do not specifically have a vegan option.

The cafeteria is completely nut free.

*Yes, really gluten-free! Prepared in a separate area from food containing gluten. You are also welcome to bring prepared meals and keep them in the kitchen fridge.

 

Other than your awesome self, you will need to bring your own linens (whatever you require for your bed/pillow/blankets/towel).

If you have any personal games you want to bring, do it! And yes, you can bring your costumes. WE ENCOURAGE IT!packing list

Sadly, no. We actually put a lot of thought into finding a work-around for the problem, but there are stairs and hills positively everywhere.

Our campers with limited mobility have really struggled to get around. You must be able to get yourself up and down hills, and walk about 10,000 steps a day.

Absolutely!! Anyone with preferences or concerns in regards to lodging may contact us at Adventure@EpicNerdCamp.com. We want everyone to be comfortable, and have a Safer Spaces Team here to address and handle any concerns.

Although the range is from 21-65, the bulk of our campers are in their mid-2os to mid-40s. Several campers have come or returned with their parents.  Age doesn’t seem to matter though, as our shared passion of fandoms, games, and creative media is a huge equalizer.

Yes, definitely yes. There is no way to work around this, not only will ENC have photographers, but all of the campers will be taking pictures as well. If you have any issues with showing up in a photograph or video, this may not be the best fit for you. There’s a photo release in the registration waiver.

Yes, this was a legit question last year…..more than once.

The gravel is large. It’s like a mix of regular sized Legos and Duplos. (Did you know that Lego owns Duplo?! I didn’t, until today.)

Anyway, it’s not suitable for skating or rollerblading, bikes are fine. See FAQ regarding bikes.

We will have a limited shuttle on the 15th from Newark, there will be 1 scheduled shuttle to and from camp. Tickets will be at a first come-first serve basis.

Times and ticket available TBA at a future date (They will be announced before tickets go on sale later this month).

Please read our Volunteer Page thoroughly and make sure you know what it all means!

Once you have fully read the volunteer page, please send an application to the appropriate address.

So many of our activities carry inherent risk. Qualified instructors will guide you, but sometimes injuries happen. We have nurses and first responders on-site for first-aid, but as an adult, you are ultimately responsible for taking care of yourself. So, if you are, for example, horsing around in the dark with lightsabers and happen to chip a tooth, you are responsible for any resulting dentist or hospital bills.

You: “Oh my, but that example is oddly specific…”

Me: “Yes…. yes it is.”

You may bring your bicycle as long as you also bring (and wear) an appropriate helmet (on your head).

I friggin’ wish! My dog is awesome! Her name is Willow and she is #1 Good Dog.

Unless your dog is legally certified as a service animal, you have to do what we do, and leave your super awesome doggo at home :(((((( <-super sadface

If they are over 21 years old by the first day of camp. absolutely!

So did we! Changes and uncertainties pertaining to the laws that enable work visas for internationally sourced camp staff made our chosen venue fall through. 🙁 We are determined to have a west coast camp at a venue that “gets” us and our mission, so we have to put more time and thought into who to partner with next.

If you have Verizon, you should be fine, people like us with AT&T have to go on more of an adventure to find a signal. We will not have Wifi available for campers, you are welcome to bring your own Wifi Hotspots though.

Nonetheless, many of you will find that disconnecting is a wonderful feeling, you may not end up missing your phone all that much!

We will have 2-3 designated smoking areas, any smoking outside of these areas is not allowed. All of these smoking areas will be equipped with “Butt Buckets”, please respect the property and dispose of your butts.

SWAG

F*ING EPIC WATER BOTTLE

$20.00

I put a margarita with ice in it, left it out in the sun, and the ice was still ice the next day. It’s stainless steel, double walled, vacuum sealed, and it will also keep hot beverages hot AF for days on end. It’s got a handle, so you can clip it to your belt. I don’t, but you could. I use all of our products to make sure they don’t suck, and I use this bottle every day. Oh, and it doesn’t taste like metal, which is, you know… good.

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MASSIVELY USEFUL TOWEL

$27.00

A towel is just about the most massively useful thing any Camper can carry. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth, you can lie on it, you can sleep under it beneath the stars; use it to sail a miniraft, wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes; you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course you can dry yourself off with it, if it still seems to be clean enough.

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EPIC BAG OF HOLDING

$60.00

I take this thing everywhere. For the last year, I’ve used it pretty much every day, and it’s gone with me on every trip. It has pockets and dividers that can hold a crap ton of stuff. Click to see pics of how much stuff I fit into mine.

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FAQ

If you are excited about what Epic Nerd Camp has to offer, you’re nerdy enough. You don’t need to have previous experience in doing any of the things you’re excited about. Trying new things is one of the best parts of camp! However, if you are looking at this as a cheap alternative to a specialty camp (i.e. circus, rock climbing, etc), and disdain the nerdy aspects, ENC is not for you. If you’re looking for some nerds to troll/bully, ENC is not for you. We’ll boot you out and keep your money. 🙂

ENC 2018 will take place from 11am on August 15th to 11am on August 19th, 2018.

Starrucca, Pennsylvania. Please check out directions-to-camp.

Registration for camp will be available for $499 until April 7th, after that date tickets will cost $599.

December 15th-April 7th: $499

April 7th-: July 31st $599

Registration closes July 31st.

Tickets are limited to one session this year, and as such will be available until spots are all filled up or until August 1st.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the airport that you will find the cheapest flight with the lowest amount of connections. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is closer, so if you can find a cheap flight into there and want to rent a car or get a ride, go for it. If you have your own plane, I think there’s an airstrip on the same road as the camp, but we’ll have to ask if you can use it. (Someone already inquired about this, so I’m just putting it out there.) Our shuttle will be running from Newark on the morning of August 15th. (Time and cost TBA in time for registration)

We have several options when it comes to bunking, including co-ed cabins. There’ll be a spot on our camper survey to let us know who you want to bunk with! All of the beds are single “cot-sized” beds. Some people push them together to sleep closer to their companion. If you want to bring an air mattress instead, we can accommodate that. In any case, you might want to bring one of those egg-crate foam thingies, or some memory foam…..just saying.

 

Yes. We will not be selling alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own.

You must be 21+ years of age by your arrival at camp. There is no upper age limit.

Yes, you will be provided with three meals each day, breakfast lunch and dinner. You are, of course, welcome to bring your own. We will have vegetarian and gluten-free* options, and although you can probably put together a vegan meal from the food available, we do not specifically have a vegan option.

The cafeteria is completely nut free.

*Yes, really gluten-free! Prepared in a separate area from food containing gluten. You are also welcome to bring prepared meals and keep them in the kitchen fridge.

 

Other than your awesome self, you will need to bring your own linens (whatever you require for your bed/pillow/blankets/towel).

If you have any personal games you want to bring, do it! And yes, you can bring your costumes. WE ENCOURAGE IT!packing list

Sadly, no. We actually put a lot of thought into finding a work-around for the problem, but there are stairs and hills positively everywhere.

Our campers with limited mobility have really struggled to get around. You must be able to get yourself up and down hills, and walk about 10,000 steps a day.

Absolutely!! Anyone with preferences or concerns in regards to lodging may contact us at Adventure@EpicNerdCamp.com. We want everyone to be comfortable, and have a Safer Spaces Team here to address and handle any concerns.

Although the range is from 21-65, the bulk of our campers are in their mid-2os to mid-40s. Several campers have come or returned with their parents.  Age doesn’t seem to matter though, as our shared passion of fandoms, games, and creative media is a huge equalizer.

Yes, definitely yes. There is no way to work around this, not only will ENC have photographers, but all of the campers will be taking pictures as well. If you have any issues with showing up in a photograph or video, this may not be the best fit for you. There’s a photo release in the registration waiver.

Yes, this was a legit question last year…..more than once.

The gravel is large. It’s like a mix of regular sized Legos and Duplos. (Did you know that Lego owns Duplo?! I didn’t, until today.)

Anyway, it’s not suitable for skating or rollerblading, bikes are fine. See FAQ regarding bikes.

We will have a limited shuttle on the 15th from Newark, there will be 1 scheduled shuttle to and from camp. Tickets will be at a first come-first serve basis.

Times and ticket available TBA at a future date (They will be announced before tickets go on sale later this month).

Please read our Volunteer Page thoroughly and make sure you know what it all means!

Once you have fully read the volunteer page, please send an application to the appropriate address.

So many of our activities carry inherent risk. Qualified instructors will guide you, but sometimes injuries happen. We have nurses and first responders on-site for first-aid, but as an adult, you are ultimately responsible for taking care of yourself. So, if you are, for example, horsing around in the dark with lightsabers and happen to chip a tooth, you are responsible for any resulting dentist or hospital bills.

You: “Oh my, but that example is oddly specific…”

Me: “Yes…. yes it is.”

You may bring your bicycle as long as you also bring (and wear) an appropriate helmet (on your head).

I friggin’ wish! My dog is awesome! Her name is Willow and she is #1 Good Dog.

Unless your dog is legally certified as a service animal, you have to do what we do, and leave your super awesome doggo at home :(((((( <-super sadface

If they are over 21 years old by the first day of camp. absolutely!

So did we! Changes and uncertainties pertaining to the laws that enable work visas for internationally sourced camp staff made our chosen venue fall through. 🙁 We are determined to have a west coast camp at a venue that “gets” us and our mission, so we have to put more time and thought into who to partner with next.

If you have Verizon, you should be fine, people like us with AT&T have to go on more of an adventure to find a signal. We will not have Wifi available for campers, you are welcome to bring your own Wifi Hotspots though.

Nonetheless, many of you will find that disconnecting is a wonderful feeling, you may not end up missing your phone all that much!

We will have 2-3 designated smoking areas, any smoking outside of these areas is not allowed. All of these smoking areas will be equipped with “Butt Buckets”, please respect the property and dispose of your butts.