Main Event site

YMCA Camp West Mar

14509 Brown Rd, Sabillasville, MD 21780


Cell/GPS reception has been reported as everything from very good to non-existent depending upon your carrier.  Saving/printing directions and other needed information is suggested.

Site WiFi exists, though it seems to bog down when a game’s worth of people are logged on.


Network: West Mar Guest        Password: Ymca9622

Site contact (if you are lost or otherwise need to get a message to staff on site) -- because of the bad cell reception we suggest using the LC Facebook groups or Discord to contact someone. We also have a staff phone for emergencies such as this and can be reached at 571-660-8747

Upcoming events

For a complete list of events, please see our Calendar

Schedule highlights

Friday

4pm Site opens

5pm Check-in opens in Dining Hall

6pm dinner opens (closes at 9pm)

8pm (approx) game starts with briefing, lay-on to follow immediately after

Midnight (approx) game ends for the night


Saturday

8am breakfast opens (closes at 10am)

10am game starts, first NPC shift starts

12:30pm lunch opens (closes at 2:30pm)

2pm second NPC shift starts

6pm dinner opens (closes at 8pm)

8pm third NPC shift starts

Midnight (approx) game ends for the night

Sunday

8am breakfast opens (closes at 10am)

9am game starts, NPC shift starts

Noon (approx) game wraps

No formal post-game debrief unless otherwise announced

Lodging

  • Player lodging is in cabins 2,3,4, and 5
  • Cabins are climate controlled and have electrical outlets. If you have several devices to plug in (phones, CPAP, etc.) please be considerate and bring a power strip.
  • Cabin interiors are out-of-game areas. Lost Colonies fully endorses a good night sleep and cabin raiding is not permitted.
  • Most of the cabins have bunk beds and mattresses. Each camper is responsible for bringing their own pillows, blankets, sheets/sleeping bag, and anything else you need to sleep comfortably.
  • Toilets and showers are located in a separate bathhouse (building 7), also climate-controlled. Additional toilets are in the Dining Hall and at the Pool. If there are issues with backups, etc, please notify a staff member immediately.
  • Due to bear and other animal activity, the camp does not permit food or beverages (except water) stored in the cabins. Medications, personal food items, etc, may be stored in the kitchen fridge (see “Meals” below)

Driving and Parking

  • PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ON THE GRASS
  • You may drive on the gravel roads near cabins for ease of temporary off-loading of vehicles. Please minimize time parked by cabins to allow others to unload as well.  Vehicles should be parked in the general parking area during game-on times unless specifically approved by staff.
  • The main parking area is by the pool and the basketball court.  If you have mobility concerns, please talk to staff about closer parking options.  Lost Colonies prefers to minimize the number of cars visible from game space in an effort to enhance immersion.


When you arrive Friday

  • Find and claim your cabin space.
  • Check in - you will receive your character packet and any announcements at that time.
  • Finish unloading, park your vehicle in an appropriate parking lot, and finish setting up your bunk.
  • Get into costume, or NPC clothing if you have a Friday night NPC shift, and be in the dining hall at 8pm!

Meals

  • A light Friday evening meal is provided before opening announcements
  • Saturday we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Sunday morning breakfast is provided
  • Carnivore, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available at all meals. If you have other dietary needs, please email directors@lostcolonieslarp.com at least 1 week prior to game.
  • Water and other beverages are available at all times in the dining hall. If the drink containers seem empty, please notify kitchen staff.  Light snacks are available at most times in the dining hall.
  • Meals are announced by ringing the bell outside the dining hall.  Note that if you are inside a building or far enough away, you may not hear the bell.  Please keep an eye on time.
  • Due to bear and other animal activity, the camp does not permit food or beverages (except water) stored outside the kitchen. 
  • Rebecca is in charge of the kitchen. Medications and personal food labeled with your (real) name may be stored in the kitchen fridge with kitchen staff permission.  Only the person on the label can access that item. You may only access things with your name on them. Be aware player access to the kitchen is restricted 30 minutes prior to food serving until after the meal has been put away.  If you require access during this time for any reason, let the staff know and they will get what you need. You are expected to clean up after yourself, failure to do so or being a nuisance during food prep will result in a warning and possible removal from the event without refund.

What to bring?

General Packlist

  • Costuming for your character
  • NPC clothes - black pants and shirt with no logos please
  • Undergarments - enough to change so that you feel clean and comfortable
  • Socks - six pairs at least
  • Shoes - comfortable for walking even if they don't match your costume (comfort and safety before aesthetics)
  • Sleeping clothes
  • Cloak, jacket, or coat
  • Toiletries - shampoo, conditioner, soap, or shower gel, and deodorant
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover (baby wipes work well for this)
  • Vitamins, medications, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Bug spray
  • Sun screen
  • Written: List of medications, emergency contact information, contact information for people with whom you are travelling
  • Cell phone and charging cable
  • Jewelry and accessories for your character
  • Pillow and blankets/bedding for sleeping
  • Weapons and props for your character (not real weapons)
  • Notebook for taking notes and recording recipes
  • Sewing kit for emergency costume repair, safety pins are great for this
  • Any food specific to your needs

General Notes

  • Please be ON TIME for your NPC shift. If you don’t know when your shift is, there is a schedule at Check-In and the Logistics Cabin (cabin 6)
  • Limit use of modern cursing and profanity. Consider instead more flowery language befitting our Colonial Era setting
  • Please try to keep modern looking items like plastic water bottles, food wrappers, etc. out of sight.
  • Not everyone present on site is a legal adult. Please keep this in mind.
  • No alcohol, recreational drugs, or sexual activity on site. 
  • All participants are requested to maintain a state of dress that includes covering of private parts, nipples, and bottoms.
  • You are required to wear appropriate shoes outside of your sleeping cabin.
  • Try to remain in character as much as possible - that’s the fun we’re all here for!
  • If you have any questions, concerns, or issues, contact a member of staff for assistance.  We want to help!

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