CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

MERMAIDING

Learn how the merfolk swim! We have monofins for class use, but the tail (bathing suit part) is something you’ll need to bring, if you want to go 100% mer. Tail rental reservations and/or purchases will be available through our lead instructor. Details TBA.

Click on the photo for more info about our battle games!

ARTS & CRAFTS

It’s easy to have an ART ATTACK in the arts & crafts complex.

We offer a ton of amazing projects that will teach you new skills and techniques!

Craft classes have material fees.

Follow us on Pinterest to see what future projects we’re considering!

Check out last year’s Arts & Crafts Schedule!

SWORDS & SABERS

German Longsword: Learn the basic stances and strikes using Lichtenauer’s treatise on the hand and half sword. Pairing off for strike and parry drills to learn the basic ebb and flow combat as well as footwork and grappling. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and athletic footwear.

Lightsaber Stage Combat: We will learn basic theatrical sword combat using the lightsaber as the basis for the combat. We will work on learning the Hollywood six and then pairing off to practice various target routines while discussing how to advance in the form and injecting drama in to conflicts.

TABLETOP GAMES

Gaming is a big part of Epic Nerd Camp, we allocate a lot of time and space so our attendees can make the most of their tabletop experience. In addition to our diverse library of available games, we open our doors to game companies and independent game makers who wish to have their games available for play at our event. We accept games of all kinds, and most stages of production; from games still in need of testing to pre-release and current release products.

If you would like to be a GM, submit a Camp Counselor application and we will contact you! In addition to our official ENC Game Masters, we are always open to players who may want to run an adventure of their own. In addition to our official ENC Game Masters, we are always open to players who may want to run an adventure of their own. 

If you would like to add your games to the ENC library, have them in our Play-To-Win section, or have them available for testing please send an email to [email protected]

To make a larger contribution or become an official sponsor, please contact Bentley directly at [email protected]

Click on one of the photos below to find out more about our LARPs.

With our powers combined, the ENC community has successfully crowdfunded a 24 player set of combat archery equipment! Click on the photo for more info!

ESCAPE  ROOM

I’m not allowed to divulge anything about this. It’s a room… you must escape it!

The pond is nestled down in a grove, with a bridge that will take you into the magical land of Encaros. During the day, you can borrow a canoe. At night, come sit on one of the many benches surrounding the campfire, which also offer a view of our fire dancing/ flow arts area. Flow artists are encouraged to bring their equipment!

The pond spirit, Snappy McSnapface (see map), prohibits us from swimming in the pond, so our new goal is to see if we can fill up every inch of the pool with floaties. I believe we can!

It’s easy to have an ART ATTACK in the arts & crafts complex. (<-see what I did there?)

We offer a ton of amazing projects that will teach you new skills and techniques!

Craft classes have material fees.

Follow us on Pinterest to see what future projects we’re considering! Epic Nerd Camp

Check out last year’s Arts & Crafts Schedule!

Click on one of the photos below to find out more about our LARPs.

Also known as “combat games” or “boffer games”, these are non-roleplaying games based around using foam padded implements representing swords, shields,  and other gear that is designed to safely come into realistic physical contact with the players. An objective, such as capture the flag, will be played out with all the fun that comes from smacking someone with a foam sword!

Some examples of the games we’ll be playing (that we found on this AMAZING LIST are:

Bridge Battles are team games with any amount of players. You must destroy the opposing team just like a normal team battle, but the trick is that your are on a bridge and can fall into the waters below.  You are safe to stand on the land or the bridge, but if any part of your body touches the water are, you are instantly killed (i.e. fell off the bridge). Variant: The team who makes it to the other side of the bridge first wins.

Fetch works best with 5 to 10 people. One player is the thrower the rest are the fetchers. All fetchers start in a line 5 feet apart from each other. The thrower stands five feet behind them. The thrower then tosses a rock over their heads as far as he or she can. When the rock hits the ground the thrower shouts ‘GO’ and the fetchers can begin to move (false starters die instantly). Their job is to fetch the rock and bring it back to the thrower. (The rock must be placed in the throwers hand, not tossed to him or her.) The fetchers are fully allowed to kill and/or maim each other.

Necromancer is a very interesting game involving treason and should be played with twenty or more players. Two teams are made, a team of peasants and a team of zombies. One out of every five peasants is a zombie. Before combat begins all the peasants draw a piece of paper from a hat. One piece of paper has the word “necromancer” on it. Whoever gets the necromancer is secretly on the team of the zombies. One zombie looks at each peasants paper to find out who the necromancer is and tells the other zombies (the peasants should never know which one is the necromancer). Battle then begins. When anyone dies, peasant or zombie, they fall to the ground. The necromancer can “raise” them by touching their chest or back. Anyone raised is now a zombie and fights for the zombie team. If the peasants figure out who the necromancer is and kills him or her all the other zombies die and the peasant team wins. If the necromancer and his zombies succeed in converting all the peasants they win.


Quidditch is a wizarding sport played on broomsticks. It is the most popular game and most well-known game among wizards and witches, and, according to Rubeus Hagrid, the equivalent to Muggles’ passion for football.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE WIZARDING DETAILS

Wizard Dueling Game created for Epic Nerd Camp, learn the rules and battle your camp mates!

German Longsword: Learn the basic stances and strikes using Lichtenauer’s treatise on the hand and half sword. Pairing off for strike and parry drills to learn the basic ebb and flow combat as well as footwork and grappling. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and athletic footwear.

Lightsaber Stage Combat: We will learn basic theatrical sword combat using the lightsaber as the basis for the combat. We will work on learning the Hollywood six and then pairing off to practice various target routines while discussing how to advance in the form and injecting drama in to conflicts.

 

With our powers combined, the ENC community has successfully crowdfunded a 24 player set of combat archery equipment! Click on the photo for more info!

Learn how the merfolk swim! We have monofins for class use, but the tail (bathing suit part) is something you’ll need to bring, if you want to go 100% mer.Tail rental reservations and/or purchases will be available through our lead mermaid instructor. Details TBA.

I’m not allowed to divulge any secrets. It’s a room. You must escape from it!

Gaming is a big part of Epic Nerd Camp, we allocate a lot of time and space so our attendees can make the most of their tabletop experience. In addition to our diverse library of available games, we open our doors to game companies and independent game makers who wish to have their games available for play at our event. We accept games of all kinds, and most stages of production; from games still in need of testing to pre-release and current release products.

In addition to our official ENC Game Masters, we are always open to players who may want to run an adventure of their own. If you would like to be a GM, submit a Camp Counselor application and we will contact you!

If you would like to add your games to the ENC library, have them in our Play-To-Win section, or have them available for testing please send an email to [email protected]

To make a larger contribution or become an official sponsor, please contact Bentley directly at [email protected]

The pond is nestled down in a grove, with a bridge that will take you into the magical land of Encaros. During the day, you can borrow a canoe. At night, come sit on one of the many benches surrounding the campfire, which also offer a view of our fire dancing/ flow arts area. Flow artists are encouraged to bring their equipment!

The pond spirit, Snappy McSnapface (see map), prohibits us from swimming in the pond, so our new goal is to see if we can fill up every inch of the pool with floaties. I believe we can!

PURCHASE BADGES!