Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the SCA and our activities in relation to our
prospective use of your facilities for our event
What is the SCA?
The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA), is an international, non-profit, educational
organization designed as a hands-on, learn-by-doing model to research and re-create European life prior to 1600.
At our events, members strive to recapture the ambiance of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This requires research into such topics as clothing, weaponry, armor, food, music, and innumerable other arts and crafts. We then attempt to practice and teach what we have learned as authentically as possible, by constructing reproductions of medieval artifacts, practicing the arts and crafts we have researched, learning to fight with a sword and shield, and so on.
The SCA began with a small backyard tournament in Berkeley in 1966. It was incorporated in California in 1968 and has grown steadily to a membership of approximately 30,000 paid members, with an estimated figure of perhaps double that number who participate without formal membership. Members can be found in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Far East, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
- The Society carries its own insurance. Proof of insurance is available upon request.
- The SCA is registered as a 501(3)(c) nonprofit group.
- We are an educational organization. People interested in the SCA are encouraged to come and participate at any level they wish. The only requirement for event attendance is that the person make an attempt at pre-17th-century clothing.
- Unlike the Renaissance Faire, our focus is not to put on a show for onlookers. Our main goal is our own entertainment and education. However, we are most happy to share public sites and chat with onlookers.
- We are a family-friendly organization and have activities for all family members of any age.