Welcome to Gates of Fire XV!!!
A multi-day immersive foam fighting campout experience where fantasy meets reality! Gates of Fire is a live-action role-playing game (LARP) where participants unleash their personas in medieval style combat! This premier spring campout is proudly hosted by Gestiguiste in the gorgeous mountains of Champion, Pennsylvania!!!
Building upon past events and attendee feedback, we continously stive to improve your event experience. If you have any questions, please don't hesistate to ask. Thanks to the Mountain Pines staff, our volunteers, and most importantly you!


🛡️ Challenge your mettle and prove your valor in thrilling tournaments that will test your combat skills and strategic prowess. Whether you wield a sword, cast spells, or fire arrows, the glory of victory awaits those who dare to enter the arena!

🎵 Let your creativity shine in the Bardic Contest! Share your enchanting tales, songs, and ballads, or simply enjoy the mesmerizing performances of fellow bards. The power of words and music will echo through the land, creating legends for generations to come.

👗Dress the part, and your character will come to life! Showcase your unique and intricately crafted costumes in the Garb Contest. From elven raiments to fearsome knightly armor, the most captivating ensembles will be rewarded with honor and recognition.

🎫 Don't miss out on this epic adventure! Full info will be available soon, so keep an eye on our website and social media for announcements. Gather your fellow adventurers, craft your characters, and prepare for the ultimate LARP event

"Thank you for a great day, this was my first time to Gates and I will be there next year."
- Shawn Arrick Riley
"Thank you for a wonderful event."
- Josh Heni
"I had an amazing time. Everyone fought tirelessly and hard on the other team, and I know I kept telling you guys on the field that you're my favorites .. but I wanted to say it here. Fighting you all was a total blast and I love you for it."
- Catia Achillea
Home safe, got back a little after 3. Gonna pass out, had an amazing time as always.
- Marissa Kystune Alexander


Mountain Pines Campground in Champion PA offers water/electric tent sites, 50 amp full RV hook-ups, deluxe and primitive cabin rentals. They have onsite propane and gasoline, two dump stations, golf cart rentals, and a store with limited items. They are home to the largest outdoor swimming pool in the state of Pennsylvania! You can also enjoy a game of 18-hole mini golf, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, gaga ball, jump pad and more.
Mountain Pines Campground
1662 Indian Creek Valley Rd
Champion, PA 15622


Map Legend

  • 1. Event Administration area and nightlife
  • 2. Reserved for merchants
  • 3. Main camping area. (water, electricity, grills, fire rings, concrete pads)
  • 3B. Limited camping and Bonfire Area.
  • 4. Primitive camping area. Fires are not permitted in this area!!!
  • 5, 6, 12. Parking areas available for use
  • 7. Quiet camping area
  • 8. Fighting field.
  • 9. Bath house and dumpster.
  • 10. Unavailable for use. No parking allowed
  • 11. Troll cabin on the left, security cabin on the right.
  • 13. Club house