Blackstone Raid XVIII (28)
April 25 – 28, 2019
Camp Sheppard 4-H Camp
78 Camp Sheppard Ln
Gandeeville, WV 25243
The western fields and their fair planes of black stones have played out. The armies of the society now retreat to the interior of Aethelmearc. New mines must be made to fuel the forges of war. The raids. the raids never change; just the field and its fighters. Now the armies who battle over the resources will have new ground to make their mettle, make their merry, and find their steel after a bitter winter slumber.
Join us at a new site for this the 28th Blackstone Raid!
The event will open at 5pm on April 25th and close at 10am on April 28th. This year we will be holding Blackstone Raid at Camp Sheppard 4-H Camp. Parking is limited; please carpool when possible. Camping space is limited; please preregister with tent dimensions for flat land options. Event steward & reservations for this year’s Raid will be THL Odette d’Arques (Misty Rouse) (304) 881-8764; no calls after 8pm. Please visit our website for more information at
Preregistration will open on January 14th and will close on April 5th. Preregistrations for bunks or cabins must be paid within 14 days or they will be released.
Send Preregistrations to: 990 Old Point Rd., St. Albans, WV 25177
Make checks or money orders payable to: SCA-WV Inc. Barony of Blackstone Mountain
Preregistration (Jan 14th– Apr 5th)
Adult preregistration – $20
Adult member discounted preregistration – $15
Youth 7-17 preregistration – $5
Youth 0-6 preregistration – $0
Bunk preregistration – $15
Tent preregistration – $0
Full Cabin (30 bunks) – $600
At the door Registration
Adult – $25
Adult Member Discounted – $20
Youth 7-17 – $5
Youth 0-6 – $0
Bunk – $15
Driving Directions:
From the North/NE
1. Best route to I-79S
2. Take exit 19 towards US-119/Clendenin
3. Turn left onto US-119N (16miles)
4. Turn right onto Camp Sheppard Ln
From the South
1. Best route to Charleston, WV
2. Continue to I-79N (19 miles)
3. Follow directions from North/NE
From the West/NW
1. Take best route to I-77 exit 138 for US-33E/WV-62 Ripley, WV
2. Continue straight onto W Main St (26miles)
3. Turn right onto US-119s/Black Walnut Ave (9.9miles)
4. Turn left onto camp Sheppard Ln
The town of Spencer is located just 10 miles away and has the following lodging options
for those who do not wish to stay on site:
Arnott House B&B (304) 519-5166 or (304) 377-8735
Cunnungham House B&B (304) 927-3670
Boggs Grandview Motel (304) 927-1840
Spencer also has the following amenities:
Greenleaf Market
Tractor Supply Co.
Various gas stations
Tudor’s Biscuit World
Taco Bell
Dairy Queen
The Subway Pizza