Frequently Asked Questions
May I bring my service animal to Ragnarok?
Absolutely. However, please be aware that current ADA guidelines issued by the Justice Department specify that only dogs and miniature horses may serve as service animals. If you are not disabled, and thus do not qualify for a service dog by U.S. federal law and the ADA, please leave your dog at home. If your service animal is out of control, we will ask that the service animal be removed from the event in accordance with ADA guidelines -- however, you will be welcome to remain.
Can I have my car in camp after dark?
After the first Saturday night of Ragnarok, there will be ZERO cars allowed inside the campground after dark. This includes the last Saturday night. As part of our insurance policy for the event, we are not allowed to have vehicles on site after dark due to the increased risk of accident or injury. If you need to unload a car in camp, it MUST be done during daylight hours. You MAY NOT load your belongings into your car in camp after dark on the last Saturday of Ragnarok. If it is dark out, you MAY NOT drive inside the campground. This is a non-negotiable rule, and failure to abide by it can and will get you removed from Ragnarok.
What are the hours of operation for Troll?
Troll is open during the following hours:
Saturday, June 16, 2018: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM - If you have a major emergency and are not able to arrive between those hours, please contact Troll to inform them.
Sunday, June 17, 2018 through Friday, June 22, 2018: 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Saturday, June 23, 2018: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
If I have a period looking camper, can I camp in it?
Campers of any form are not permitted at Ragnarok. If you need a camper for medical reasons, please contact Troll to address the issue.
If I have a question about camping policies, can I contact the Coopers?
No. Questions you have can and should be addressed by the Ragnarok event staff. Please do not contact Cooper's Lake to address your questions. If your question is something the event staff cannot answer, they will contact Cooper's Lake on your behalf to get you an answer.
If I bring my child who is under 18 with me, do I have to take them everywhere I go?
You do not have to have your child tethered to your side through the entire week, but you should know what your child is doing at all times. If you plan on leaving the site, you MUST take your child with you. If you plan on attending a party or going to the field to fight, you are responsible for finding an adult whom you trust to look after your child while you are attending these activities.
How do I register as a Camp Master?
Send an email to Troll with the following information:
Camp Master registration for Ragnarok XXXIII ends on May 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
What do I need to participate in Land Grab if I do not have a Camp Master registered?
You will be able to participate in Land Grab, but will not be able to get a camp until everyone who has a registered Camp Master selects their camping area. You may have to wait until Sunday after all the camps arrive. You will also need to select a Camp Master who will be required to fulfill the duties of a Camp Master, including the creation of a camp sign showing the camp name, attending Camp Master meetings and camp checkout. The person being designated as Camp Master will need to register with Troll and Security when they arrive and provide the following information:
I'm 16; can my parents drop me off at Ragnarok, sign all the forms, and come back later in the week?
No. A parent or court appointed guardian MUST be on site at Ragnarok for as long as a minor is at Cooper's Lake. If the parent or guardian leaves the site for any reason, they MUST take the minor with them. No minors are to be left unattended while at Ragnarok.
Can I transfer my pre-registration to someone else?
No. We cannot transfer registration to another individual. If there are extreme circumstances, please contact Troll.
I pre-registered but now can't go; how do I get a refund?
If you pre-registered for Ragnarok but are unable to attend, please contact Troll for a full refund before June 9th, 2018. After that point, Ragnarok staff will assume you are attending the event and a refund may not be possible.
What do I need to check in at Troll?
You will need a valid photo ID including your photo, full name and date of birth (driver's license, state ID, passport, etc). You will also need sufficient cash if you are paying on site, as we only accept cash or money orders on site. If you pre-register, please bring a copy of the receipt you are emailed when you pre-register. If you arrive with a minor, you will need proof of full legal guardianship for that minor (either a copy of their birth certificate or a copy of the full legal guardianship papers signed by the Judge who appointed the guardianship).
Can I sell stuff to people out of my tent?
No. If you sell anything out of your camp or tent, you will be ejected from the event - no excuses. The merchants have to have special insurance and go through a process to be permitted to sell their goods at Ragnarok. If you want those privileges, then you will need to follow the same process.
Do I have to wear garb everywhere or just on the battlefield?
Garb is required everywhere within the event grounds except for:
Walking to or from your car.
Walking to or from the shower house.
We would strongly suggest that you wear garb in your own camp as well, but it is your own camp and you can do as you like within its boundaries.
Am I permitted to set off fireworks at Ragnarok?
While fireworks are legal to be purchased in Pennsylvania, they're not legal to be set off in Pennsylvania. Thus, no, fireworks are not permitted at Ragnarok.
When does pre-registration close?
Pre-registration closes on June 10th, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
The event photos on this site are great! Where can I find more?
The photos used on this site have been graciously provided by the following photographers:
A Wondering Soul Photography
Aurora's Dagorhir Photography
Jenna M. Miller Photography
Theowynwood Keyote of Celtically Primal Hands