St Sebastians (6th to 8th March 2020)

St Sebastians is a family-friendly weekend camping event with a focus on archery and games. 

LOCATION: Braythwayte Manor on the northern shores of Lake Rotorua. (Exact location will be sent out on receipt of a booking form)

Rules of the Game here        Chores list here     BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED

Besides the archery games and competitions, there will also be a heavy tournament, a rapier tourney, classes in the arts and sciences, an arts and sciences competition, children's activities, and of course a most cunning game running thoughout the event for your amusement.

The event is fully catered with wonderful cooked breakfasts, sumptuous lunches and a delicious dinner as well as fresh bread straight from the bread oven and temptations and indulgent Turkish coffees from Adlers Coffee House!

If you've never been to an SCA event before, this is the ideal first event as there is so much to see and do and get involved with. You can be assured of a very warm welcome :)


Day Time Main Activity A&S + Other
Friday 4pm Site opens  
6pm - latish Supper + set up  
Saturday 8am Breakfast  
9:30am Opening Court Start of the Game - 'The Lost Hoard'
After court Heavy Tourney Hands on Haggis Making with Don
Noon   Luan's Children's Activity
12.30pm Lunch Judging of A&S Competition
1.30pm Archery Games  
4pm   Early Music Notation with Mistress Katherina
    and Master William de Cameron
6pm Dinner  
Evening Campfire ?? Sword Myths with Peter Lyon
Sunday 8am Breakfast  
10am Archery Competition The Dancing Plague of Strassbourg 
    with Maximilian von Monsterberg
Noon   Solving of the Clues and Finding the Hoard
12.30pm Lunch  
1.30pm Closing Court  
4pm Site closes  


Adult whole event

(+16 & 17 yr olds)

Child whole event

(up to 15 yrs old)

Adult up to 24 hrs

(+16 & 17 yr olds)

Child up to 24 hrs

(up to 15 yrs old)

(Fully catered)

    $60     $30     $30     $15

Event only

(No food)

    $20     $10     $10     $5

Under 5's go free.

NOTE: Non SCA members (18 yrs and older) will need to add an event membership of $2 to the above prices.


You can bring any sort of tent (or campervan), we locate period tents around the main area and modern ones behind them so they are less visible.


Email our friendly newcomer person at