Activities

Archery

Whether you shoot with a bow or crossbow, archery is a great place to start in the Cleftlands and is open to archers all ages. Ready to take your aim up a notch? The SCA has many venues you can explore, from target archery and thrown weapons, Medieval siege engines such as a ballista or …

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Costuming

Are you curious about the clothing styles popular during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I or what the Vikings might have worn as they explored new lands? The Society provides a venue to satisfy your curiosity about these eras and all the times in between. Members wear garb, as their clothing is commonly called, from all regions …

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Crafting

Whether you enjoy working with metal or wood, yarn or silk, sugar or sand, or just getting your hands dirty, the Society’s passion for crafted goods is endless. Members research and create a smorgasbord of items from the most common of leather shoes to elaborate medieval jewelry to masterpieces of arms and armor. Crafting isn’t limited to the tangible; …

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Food & Drink

Food and drink are essential to life, whether in the modern or the middle ages. Smoked turkey legs aside, the cooks, bakers, and brewers of the Cleftlands strive to recreate mouthwatering Medieval dishes from extant (existing) cook books, documents, and ledgers that are primarily eaten at our many local events. When not eating, members often …

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Performing Arts

Performing arts in Medieval times and in the modern era encompass a broad spectrum of activities. Vocal and instrumental music, improvisation, oration and storytelling, comedic and dramatic group performances, middle eastern or European dancing… these are just the tip of the entertainment iceberg! If you are interested in learning more about the performing arts community in the Cleftlands, please contact our Minister …

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Rapier Combat

The rapier community in the Cleftlands is dedicated to studying the art of Medieval-style rapier fighting from the latter part of the Middle Ages. Whether you take up the sword for showmanship in the tourney ring, fight for the thrill of a melee, or merely wish to study the manuals and text for a more …

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Rattan Combat

Members of the Cleftlands train to participate in medieval-style combat using rattan swords in place of steel. Whether it’s a friendly bout among friends, a tournament reminiscent of the past, or in large scale battles with hundreds of other combatants, all activities are under the watchful eye of safety marshals. If you are interested in …

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Scribal Arts

The scribal arts of calligraphy and illumination were used in the Middle Ages to create beautiful scrolls, manuscripts, legal documents, and both religious and secular books. Scribes in the Cleftlands practice modern and Medieval techniques to recreate awards or documents, often through the use of period-appropriate materials, inks, and parchment. These miniature masterpieces are freely given …

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Youth & Family

The Barony of the Cleftlands is a family-friendly organization that has many activities geared towards members of all ages. Families can explore the Middle Ages through hands-on activities like arts and crafts, games, or supervised youth martial sports like armored combat, rapier, and archery. If you or your child are interested in in the SCA …

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