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Epic Nerd Camp is an adult summer camp program for geeks ages 21+ who enjoy gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi.

Spend 5 days/4 nights of 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, and level up your crafting skills!

ENC 2020 is being held at Camp Ramblewood, located just off I-95, in Darlington, Maryland. The facility and its amenities are designed for adults, which affords our campers a much higher degree of comfort than some of our previous years.

Cabins are completely self-contained buildings with sinks, showers, toilets and Tempurpedic twin sized beds. During registration you will be able to choose between all-male, all-female, or mixed-gender cabins. We make every effort to ensure everyone is comfortable.

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Three meals per day are provided, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Keto, and Diabetic diet options.

ENC 2020- June 12th-16th

CAMPER REGISTRATION Includes lodging, food, and activities*.
Pre-Registration: $699 [Registration date TBA]
Registration: $799 

*Materials fees for art classes are not included.

At Epic Nerd Camp, you will enjoy 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.

Make new friends!

For details about activities, check out our activities page. For a look at our OLD daily schedule from 2019, CLICK HERE.

Geek Summer Camp For Grownups

Epic Nerd Camp is an adult summer camp program for geeks ages 21+ who enjoy gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi.  Spend 5 days/4 nights of 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, and level up your crafting skills!

Epic Nerd Camp is an experience that focuses on building community through social activities, learning “hero” skills, playing games, expressing creativity, and making the kind of lasting friendships that can only come from summer camp!

ENC 2020- June 12th-16th

CAMPER REGISTRATION Includes lodging, food, and activities*.
Pre-Registration: $699 [Registration date TBA]
Registration: $799 

*Materials fees for art classes are not included.

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. For a look at our (OUTDATED) 2019 daily schedule, CLICK HERE.

Where Is This Magical Place?

ENC 2020 is being held at Camp Ramblewood, located just off I-95, in Darlington, Maryland. The facility and its amenities are designed for adults, which affords our campers a much higher degree of comfort than some of our previous years.

Cabins are completely self-contained buildings with sinks, showers, toilets and Tempurpedic twin sized beds. During registration you will be able to choose between all-male, all-female, or mixed-gender cabins. We make every effort to ensure that everyone is as comfortable as possible.

Three meals per day are provided, including options for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Keto, and diabetic diets.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ENC 2020- June 12th-16th

Ramblewood
2564 Silver Road
Darlington, MD 21034

CAMPER REGISTRATION- Includes lodging, food, and activities*.
Pre-Registration: $699 [Registration date TBA] Registration: $799

*Materials fees for art classes are not included.

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), 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. 🙂

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

 

Refund requests made more than 90 days before the start of camp are eligible to receive a refund of their paid registration fee, minus a $75 cancellation fee.

Refund requests made between 61 – 90 days prior to the start of camp are eligible to receive a 50% refund of the paid registration fee.

Refund requests made within 60 days of camp will not be eligible for a refund.

Registration for 2020 will start September 28th, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EST

Maybe… we’re working on an option. Check back here later.
Yes! We have several options when it comes to bunking, including co-ed cabins.  All of the beds have twin sized Tempurpedic mattresses. Some people push them together to sleep closer to their companion.

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. You are, of course, welcome to bring your own. You have a choice between standard, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Keto, and diabetic diets. If you have severe food allergies (Celiac/etc), you are also welcome to bring prepared meals and keep them in the kitchen fridge. Please contact us well in advance and notify us if you plan to do so, we will make every effort to make this as convenient and safe as possible.

Other than your awesome self, you will need to bring your own hand soap, toiletries, towels, twin xl size linens (or whatever you require for your bed; pillow, blankets, sleeping bag, etc…).I HIGHLY recommend that you bring a mattress cover. The mattresses are kept clean with a plastic wrap, and it crinkles a lot when you move around.  THIS POST in our Facebook Group will give you a pretty good idea of what to bring.

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

The grounds are largely not wheelchair accessible, cabins and building structures are not fitted with wheelchair ramps, as well as a large number of hills and obstacles that would prevent a wheelchair-bound camper from traveling around to activity spaces unassisted. If you have low mobility, you should be fine as long as you can comfortably walk up to 10,000 steps a day unassisted, including incline/declines, steps, shiny distractions, etc.

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.

All four years have had slightly more campers who use female pronouns, which is unusual for a “nerd” event… but we excel in “unusual” ;P

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 as members of the media, including, but not limited to, newspapers and tv networks. We do our best to avoid taking photos/video of people who have expressed that they would like to be avoided, but if you have major issues with showing up in a photograph or video, this program may not be the best fit for you. There’s a photo/video release in the registration waiver.

The main roads/pathways are paved. There are some paths that have large gravel. It’s like a mix of regular sized Legos and Duplos. (Did you know that Lego owns Duplo?! I didn’t, until today.)

The paths through the woods are dirt/rocks with very uneven terrain.

Nope. With so many campers returning via carpooling with friends they made at camp, the demand is smaller every year, to the point where it’s become unviable. Joining our FACEBOOK GROUP is the best way to arrange a ride.

So many of our activities carry inherent risk. Qualified instructors will guide you, but sometimes injuries happen. We have 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).

 Unless your dog is specifically trained to perform absolutely necessary tasks for you (as defined by the ADA), you have to do what we do, and leave your super awesome doggo at home :(((((( <-super sadface. Service animals are a need, not a want. They must be trained to perform specific tasks, be unquestionably housebroken, and absolutely non-aggressive. If you are wondering whether or not you should bring your animal, you should not. If you do have a necessary service animal, please contact us at [email protected]

If they are over 21 years old by the first day of camp, they can absolutely register for camp!

In truth, there are many other programs out there that cater to differently abled people in certain ways that we are not staffed to handle. If you, or your dependent, require a companion for cognitive assistance, the companion must register as a camper; and must accompany them to all activities, and provide any further instruction or assistance beyond what our instructor can provide while teaching the entire class.

So did we! Thanks to our current government administration, 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.

The cellular coverage is actually pretty decent. WiFi passes are available through Ramblewood.

There will be designated smoking areas. 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.

Amazing. The beds are amazing. I slept so well (which is weird for me). They are twin sized Tempurpedic mattresses with box springs on beds that are made for adults! They are covered in plastic, so I suggest bringing a mattress cover.

Please email us at [email protected] and we will answer all of your questions to the best of our ability!