These are camping events that happen periodically throughout the year. Everyone brings out their tents, spends the weekend in garb, fighters can fight in big melee battles, lots of art classes, merchants come out and vendor their wares, and stories are told around the campfire.
Modern tents are allowed at our camping events. We sometimes ask those with modern tents to camp in specific areas. Always let the event or camp steward know what type of tent you are bringing. Unless specified we allow individuals to cook in their camps. Please follow all standard camping safety rules.
The information presented here comes from SCA 101: How to Plan, Play, and Avoid Dismay by THL Anóra Tryggvadóttir and pages 13 of the article “A Newcomers Guide to the SCA“.