Disability Services

Greetings from Madame Perronnelle de Croy, EK 50 Disability Services Coordinator.
It is important that all are welcome to celebrate our kingdom’s glorious 50th anniversary and, as such, we are striving to make this as accessible a site as possible.
Services Available include:
  • Camping Space
  • Electrical Recharging for Medical Devices
  • Bringing Service Animals
  • Signing/Silent Heralds Coordination of Requests

Reasonable attempts will be made to honor and fulfill requests for basic accommodations and services as we attempt to make this event experience a good one for everyone. Please remember this is a primitive campsite and access to modern facilities is limited. P> The parking lots have areas designated for Handicapped parking – Please see the details below. You do not need to register with Disability Services to park in these areas.

About ECV’s and Electric Wheelchairs/Scooters
NO bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, mopeds, scooters or trail bikes will be permitted. ECVs and electric wheelchairs are permitted, however, they are required to adhere to the posted speed limits in the campground. In addition, no trailer may be attached to any ECV or electric wheelchair in any manner. The capacity of these units shall be restricted to ONE person per unit.
Registering for the Disabilities Camping Area
  • The Disability Camping area is located to the right of the entry gate, near the town square.
  • Disability Camping is limited to disabled individuals and those persons camping in the same tent as them.
  • It is your responsibility to set up and break down your own camping equipment. If you will need assistance please make arrangements prior to arriving.
  • As with regular camping, you will be allotted 250 square feet per person.
  • Campers and RV’s are not permitted in the disabilities camping area. (see RV info)
  • There are NO ELECTRICAL outlets in the camp proper.

Each person wishing to camp in the Disabilities Camping Area MUST:

  • Submit a Disabilities Camping request by June 2, 2018. If you need a paper form mailed to you, please contact the Disability Coordinator at disabilityservices@50year.eastkingdom.org
  • Pre-register for EK 50 by June 16th, 2018. Details are available at http://50year.eastkingdom.org/registration/registerhere
  • Please note that you are NOT guaranteed space in the Disability Camping Area unless you have completed both pre-registration and receive confirmation from Disability Services.

Pre-registering for Disability Services

  • Medical Device / Scooter Recharging
  • If you will be camping in an area that does not have electricity and will need to recharge scooters or batteries for medically necessary devices, please register with Disability Services by June 2, 2018.

Pre-register for electrical charging time

**Please remember that power outages may occur, so a constant electrical supply cannot be guaranteed.**
Handicapped-accessible Porta-john Placement
There are a limited number of handicapped accessible porta-john units, many of which will be placed in heavily traveled areas. At this time and due to state laws we are unable to process requests for placement near individual camps.
Service Animals
Please note, gentles with service animals are not required to camp with Disability Camping.

1) Fully-trained service dogs as defined by the ADA are permitted to accompany their handlers at EK 50.

  • Pets are not permitted on-site.
  • Only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.
  • A “service animal” is a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
  • Service animals in training are not covered by the ADA and will not be admitted to EK 50.
  • A doctor’s letter does not turn an animal into a service animal.
  • Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

2) All service animals must be checked in by the Disability Services Coordinator. Please bring your service animal with you to Troll when you check in.

  • Please fill in the Service Animal Form by June 9, 2018 to help speed your check-in when you arrive.
  • The information requested at check-in is designed to help us make the experience as smooth and safe as possible for you and your animal.

3) Each service animal must be accompanied by a certificate of Rabies vaccination.

4) The handler is responsible for the care and supervision of his or her service animal.

  • Service animals must be housebroken
  • Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered
  • In the case (and only in the case) that these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the handler’s disability prevents using these devices, the handler must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
  • At EK 50 owners MUST clean up all dog waste and properly dispose of it in a waste receptacle regardless of where the dog defecates (including in the weeds or bushes)
  • If a service animal behaves in an unacceptable manner or is perceived to not be in control, and the handler does not immediately control the animal, the handler may be required to immediately remove the animal from site. (A list of local kennels will be provided upon request, but this is only a list of available facilities, Schaghticoke Fair and EK 50 staff are not making recommendations for any of these establishments.)
  • Unacceptable behavior of service animals includes, but is not restricted to, the following:
    • Uncontrolled barking
    • Jumping on or charging at other people or other service animals
    • Running away from the handler
    • When the animal’s behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others
    • Service animal growling at other patrons or staff
    • Defecation or urination onto privately owned property (tents, camp gear, etc) or in the food court or other public or private establishments within EK 50.
  • EK 50 and Schaghticoke Fair are not responsible for the behavior or needs of any service animal, nor required to provide services for your service animal. Please anticipate all your service dogs needs including water bowl and water, poop bags, as well as all other needs such as medication and hygiene. If you have any questions about local services in the surrounding community or have an immediate need while at EK 50, please feel free to ask and we will assist as we can.

Pre-Register your Service Animal

Handicapped Parking Area

Handicapped parking is available in designated areas of the parking lots with the lot immediately adjacent to Disability Camp

  • You do not need to register with Disability Services to park in the Handicapped Parking areas.
  • You will need to display your EK50 car tag and a state-issued handicapped license plate/placard/hang tag in your vehicle.
  • Only those with state-issued license plates/placards/hangtags will be allowed to use handicapped parking.

All vehicles must be parked in either Handicapped Parking or regular parking. There will be no Medical Waivers issued. No exceptions!

If you have any questions in reference to this policy, please contact the Disability Services Coordinator using the form below.