The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international, not for profit educational organization devoted to the study and recreation of pre-17th century (? - 1600AD) European and Middle Eastern Cultures. The members of the SCA endeavor to recapture the ambiance of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and also to rekindle the lost ideals of chivalry, courtesy, honor and graciousness. Participants study medieval martial arts, costuming, armor making, leather work, archery, heraldry, metalwork, vintning & brewing, cooking, dancing, calligraphy and manuscript illumination, needlecrafts, music, and much more. Feasts, tournaments, dances, guilds and classes are a few of the many activities offered by the SCA. Currently, there are twenty kingdoms in the SCA. The Shire of Rockhaven is part of the Kingdom of Northshield. Northshield encompasses North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.
Our local branch, called the Shire of Rockhaven, has membership from the central Minnesota communities of St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, and St. Joseph, as well as surrounding communities and the College of St. Benedict, St. John's University, St. Cloud Technical College and St. Cloud State University. Membership consists of a wide range of ages and interests. We have active Illumination, Archery, Fencing, and Heavy Combat groups, as well as other activities.
The Shire of Rockhaven meets regularly for business meetings, social nights and Arts and Science (A&S) days. Fencing and fighter practice is generally conducted twice weekly, weather permitting. Please see the local calendar for dates and locations. New members and curious observers are warmly welcomed!