March 6, 2020

Great Escape on the Lake 2021

Daily entry for board games and “Live Action Role Play”, LARP, is FREE!  Please register so that we know how many to expect!  Thanks!

join us for a day...
or stay for the whole event!

Great Escape on the Lake is a unique
Board Game Convention
and Geek Adventure Camp

A unique convention located in the very heart of the Finger Lakes on Lamoka Lake in Upstate NY.  Just 15 minutes from Watkins Glen and central to many wineries and lakes such as Seneca, Waneta, and Kueka!

Lending Library

Choose from our extensive library of free-to-play board games and/or bring your own! There will be a table designated for shared community board games for those who wish to share-and-share-alike with the community at large.
> This is a favorite part for some of us, but please participate in community sharing of board games at your own comfort level.

24/7 Board Gaming

Advance Board Game Planning:  Schedule board games, RPG’s, and miniature games by clicking above.

Grab a casual pickup game at any time without registering. Tables will be available 24 hours a day, all week long.  However registering games allows everyone to plan ahead (there is a $2 fee to sign up for games to cover the cost of the scheduling software, but there is no charge to add games).


Join us in creating our own LARP world.  The following amenities are included with this package:

  • Live Adventure Questing Badge.
  • You will build a level 1 character.
Click the TableTop Scheduling button above to sign up for daily games and events. The dining hall will be open all day for board games.
Dan Hundycz, board game designer and owner of DPH Games, is our leader for the board games component of the convention.

Daily immersive LARP is being led by Bradley Weaver.
Join in on games and competitions throughout the day with Meta Dreams owner, Ed Bond, in the dining hall!

AoS and Kings of War led by Corey Reynolds (see TableTop link above to register)

Daily drop-in RPGs by Jim Duffy in Duffy's Dungeon (a wooden enclave all to yourselves in the dining hall!)

SCHEDULE GAMES AHEAD on TableTop to ensure your spot!
We will continue to update this site as details materialize...

Medieval Themed Meals Served Daily

*Optional Medieval Themed Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner available on site (pre-registration required).
8:00am - 9:30am - Breakfast
11:30am - 1:30pm - Lunch
5:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner (Sat. Medieval Feast - 6pm)
AB = Activity Badge Required

Wed, Aug. 18th

9:00am - 10pm - Tony's Lounge (ping pong, pool, air hockey)
1:00pm - Meta Dreams Game Demos
1:00pm - 6pm - Swimming & Canoes (AB)
3:00 - 5:00pm - Duffy's Dungeon - RPG's (drop-ins welcome in open chairs, pre-made characters available)
9:00pm (Dark) - Lighting of the bonfire!

Thur, Aug. 19th

9:00am - 10pm - Tony's Lounge (ping pong, pool, air hockey)
9:00am - 11am - Archery (Ready, Aim, Fire!) (AB)
9:00am - 11am - Climbing Wall (7+ years old) (AB)
1:00pm - 6pm - Swimming & Canoes (AB)
1:00pm - 4pm - Tubing on the lake (AB)
3:00 - 5:00pm - Duffy's Dungeon - RPG's (drop-ins welcome in open chairs, pre-made characters available)
9:00pm (Dark) - Lighting of the bonfire!



*Individual Registration REQUIRED for planning. This ticket is FREE, and grants daily entry to the grounds and to all board game play (All games have prize support; some games may have an entry fee). This ticket does not grant overnight access, camping, cabins, meals, activities, or other available amenities.


Join us in creating our own LARP world (Live Adventure Role Play)! We are creating an immersive world together – come to the camp and “Immerse Yourselves!” in bringing to life a world you are creating as you design, develop, and play a role of your choosing. Make your camp or cabin a themed visual treat while adding to the setting. The camp’s beautifully wooded lakeside setting will really set the tone as the fires light up at night! This is our very first year, and we want you to help build a world, together!

CABIN Bed (hostel-style) - $10/night

We make every effort to ensure that everyone is as comfortable as possible. We assign immersive guild cabins near each together. Individual travelers will be able to choose between all-male, all-female, or adult mixed-gender cabins. Children must be accompanied by and cared for by a guardian at all times.

CAMPING - $20/night

You will be given a primitive 20'+ stretch of ground for your tent, camper, and/or RV to make your own kingdom with (and any guildies that may join you!) Have as many friends join you as can fit - at no extra cost! We place generator campers together, tent campers, etc, to do our best to accommodate everyone.

CABIN - $75/night

Sleeps up to 12! Has electric (and heat if needed).


$6 Breakfast, $10 Lunch, $12 Dinner, $25 Medieval Feast on Sat, Aug. 21st @ 6pm. Must be reserved in advance.


Tubing, canoeing, zip lines, archery, archery tag, climbing wall. See schedule of events for times.


GUILD CABINS have electric (and heat if the evenings are chilly)!

The following amenities are included with this package:

  • Live Adventure LARP Badge (Entire Event)
  • Camp Activities Badge INCLUDED (Entire Event)
  • 5 days of 3 “Themed Meals” Daily
  • 4 Nights Hostel-style Shared Cabin Lodging (or camping if preferred)
  • You will build a level 1 character.
  • Role/Title in Quest Story-line as the game progresses.
  • ANNOUNCED Grand Entrance to the Medieval Feast on Sat, Aug. 21st @ 6pm!  Cosplay Encouraged.
  • EXCLUSIVE Manufacturer/Vendor swag for Quest Participants.
  • AND a LIMITED EDITION artwork print specifically commissioned to commemorate GEOTL’s first year…


Vendors will be provided an OUTDOOR 12' x 12' space. Your logo will be shown below if requested.

$25 application fee + a donation of your choosing based on how well your sales do!

FREE Club & Guild Promotion with 12+ people camping and/or cabin reservations - Get your community clubs involved!

Great Escape on the Lake

"The Most Adventurous Experience Ever"

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3648 Lamoka Lake Rd, Bradford, NY 14815