The details on this page are current for Camp 2020 and are being updated as we receive more. Please review this page before registering! If you still have questions, please reach out to Events@NWMAF.org.
Camp costs for attendees usually include tuition ($375-500), housing ($114-120 if staying on campus), plus your own travel and separate housing arrangements. You will also be able to buy t-shirts ($20) and rent a vendor table at the Saturday night expo ($15) when you register.
Early bird rates are in effect until March 31!
Register 6 people from your school or organization and one of those registrations is free! Deal details here.
Tuition may be reduced or waived for participants who (a) are attending in order to support a participant with a disability or (b) have signed up for certain volunteer roles (see below).
The early program will begin Wednesday, July 8, at 1:00pm. The main camp will begin Thursday, July 9, at 2:00pm, and will run through Sunday, July 12, at 12:00pm.
This year's early program will consist of two intensive 3-hour classes—topics are restorative justice and developing an internet and social media presence—and a self-defense skill swap. Participants from martial arts, healing arts, AND self-defense are welcome!
Most classes will be 90 minutes long, beginning at 8:30am, with several offerings during each block of time. There will be 30-minute breaks between classes, plus breaks for meals.
If you'd like to stay on campus, you have two choices. Canavan Hall has suite-style dorms with no air-conditioning, where 2-3 double rooms share a bathroom, which costs $38/night. Campus Apartments has four single rooms, air-conditioned, that share a living area and kitchenette, for $40/night.
If you would like a specific roommate, please connect on your own before registering. You will need to request each other as roommates in order for us to place you together. If you do not request a specific roommate OR a single room/suite, you will be randomly placed with another camper(s) in the dorm of your choice.
Housing for Wednesday night will carry an early arrival fee of $40.
Daemen College will provide each camper with a pillow, two bedsheets, a blanket, two towels, and a washcloth. Bear in mind that these are dorm rooms: many campers choose to bring their own pillows, towels, and extra blankets for maximum comfort.
Amenities & Accommodations
The following amenities/accommodations will be provided during camp:
There will also be space on the registration form to let us know what you need, or to let us know what you'll be bringing from home (e.g. service dog, mobility device, etc.).
New campers can opt to be connected with an old hand before camp (and old hands can volunteer to be camp buddies for new folks!).
We ask all attendees to pitch in! When you register, we'll ask which of the following areas you'd most like to help with. Larger volunteer roles may receive a discount on tuition.
Major volunteer roles that we'd like filled ahead of time include:
Everyone can help! And the more people who help, the less work any one attendee will have to do. Other volunteer opportunities include:
And as always, we need volunteers for our member support teams: