Site Rules

All participants are expected to follow the rules and guidelines of the SCA and the Kingdom of Caid.

The laws and codes of the US Government, the State of California, Kern County and Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area will preside over all, and will remain in force at all time. Failure to comply with these laws and regulations will result in the involvement of the relevant modern authorities. We are here to have fun but not at the expense of others. Please be respectful to those around you.

Harassment & Bullying

The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups. Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

Park and Event property:

Persons shall not remove, destroy, or mutilate any park or event property. Any person who moves event property without the express permission of the event staff will be subject to immediate ejection from the event. These properties include, but are not limited to: road signs and markers, tents, tables and chairs, markers used for activities, restroom or shower facilities, etc.


The Kingdom of Caid did not include the lake area in its contract with the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area. Any use of that area is strictly between the individual and the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area. There are NO SCA approved swimming or boating areas on site. Any swimming or boating is done at your own risk.

Lost or Found items:

Contact the Constable regarding any Lost or Found items. You may retrieve your lost items at the Event Headquarters tent located near Merchant Village.

SCA Dress Policy

All participants must be in SCA dress on site during this event. SCA dress is at the very least an attempt at medieval clothing (garb). Site Tokens

Your site token issued at Gate is your receipt to the campgrounds. Be sure to wear your site token at all times. You must show your site token to re-enter the site.Without the site token, you must pay to reenter. If you cannot show your site token on request, you will be escorted to your encampment to retrieve your site token or to the gate for a token purchase.Anyone who cannot produce a site token and who refuses to purchase one will be ejected from the event without refund.

Basic Hygiene & Grey Water Disposal

Clarification: “Grey Water” is dish and bath water. It contains no human or animal waste – all human or animal waste (diapers, private porta-potties, etc.) must be appropriately disposed of in the restroom facilities. Do not leave it on the ground.

Grey water should be disposed of in grey water tanks only; please do not put it in the sinks or toilets in the stone privies or into the porta-privies. This can quickly fill or clog the tanks. Please do not dispose of food in gray water or restroom facilities; food scraps should be disposed of with your trash. When using the gray water tanks, please be extremely careful to avoid spilling – spills can be very difficult to clean up and can be very unsanitary. There may be no substances intentionally disposed of on the ground. Do not dig a grease pit or dishwater hole. Pour hot grease into an empty can, let it cool and then dispose of it in the trash containers.Please use the gray water tanks or white man-hole funnels for gray water only. Do not bathe in the sinks in the stone privies. Please place your food scraps in a trash bag and take the bag to a trash container. Do not leave trash on the ground for the volunteer staff to deal with.


Trespassing is against the law and is a punishable offense. Gate crashing or sneaking onto the site using false or expired tokens is considered trespassing. Anyone caught trespassing or aiding in the act of gate crashing, etc., will be ejected from the site without refund.

Golf Carts:

Golf Carts are private property; they are not for personal use at any time. Any unauthorized persons found operating, moving, or altering the condition of any golf cart may be subject to removal from the site and/or severe civil and or criminal penalties. All persons operating a golf cart must be pre-authorized to do so and must have attended an approved driver safety and maintenance class prior to the war.

Alcohol / Illegal Substances

The legal drinking age in California is 21 years. Underage drinking will not be tolerated. Intoxicated underage adults and Intoxicated minors, along with their parents/guardians, will be removed from site; the local authorities will be called.If a household or individual is found serving alcohol to underage individuals, that individual or household will be removed from site and the local authorities will be called. If a household is hosting a party, that household is expected to check IDs appropriately before serving alcohol. No refunds will be given to persons ejected from the event.

No Smoking Areas

Our contract with the park has a clause which requires us to post “No Smoking” signs in areas where we have hay bales: battlefields, archery and thrown weapons ranges, equestrian, hound coursing, food courts, etc. Please abide by the “No Smoking” signs, or we may lose the park for future wars.

Be respectful of the facilities

Please demonstrate to the park staff the courtesy and responsibility for which the SCA is famous — be mindful of any instructions given to you by the rangers and leave the park grounds clean and undamaged.

Be courteous to your neighbors

Remember that we are all here to accomplish the same task: Having an enjoyable and successful war. There are a variety of ways in which we all do this. We ask that you be mindful of others in pursuit of your own fun. Please be courteous to your neighbors, particularly in regards to noise. Don’t forget to ask permission before entering or walking through someone else’s camp. Often, a little forethought will not only keep your neighbors happy, but it might even give you some assistance in your efforts!

Please help the war effort

The Constables of Caid invite you to join us on patrols if you have the desire. We spend our evenings strolling from camp to camp, meeting new friends and helping people in need of assistance. Any help in our service of the Dream and the war will be greatly appreciated. And if you find the duties of a Constable suit you, please make sure to volunteer! The constable shift lead can provide on the job training

Quiet hours Quiet hours will be enforced from midnight to 7 AM throughout the entire site


No rollerblades, skateboards, mopeds, scooters, or motorbikes will be permitted

(Personal ECVs and electric wheelchairs are permitted).

No trenches, wastewater pits or fire pits may be dug on site.

No firearms or fireworks are permitted on site.

No refunds will be given to persons ejected from the event.