Winter Camp

Join us in the cold at Camp John J. Barnhardt over the holiday break! 

We'll host our 6th Annual Winter Camp on December 27-30th. It's a great opportunity to test your cold weather camping skills, earn a couple of merit badges, ride ATVs, or even learn to be a staff member by taking the Counselor-in-Training course!

This year our theme is "The Nightmare After Christmas" We're going to have haunted campfires, spooky special events, and pumpkin-themed competitions! That means our Polar Bear Plunge will have a different competitive twist this year. We'll have a major lunch time game on the second full day of camp-- make sure you're there to compete and cheer on others. We'll want to see your best campfire skits inspired by the movie with a similar title and we'll even do a "Spooky Meats" cooking contest (the rules here are pretty simple-- prepare whatever meat you want using a smoker, bbq, or grill-- we just want to see some eerie smoke coming out of the campsites). The slower cooked the better. Come enjoy the cold!

As you can see below, merit badges and other sessions are all scheduled on the 28th and 29th. Troops may arrive on the 28th or depart on the 29th if they do not want to stay all three nights. All merit badges will be taught by members of the Camp John J. Barnhardt Staff. Please register as a unit rather than as individuals. Contact Jesse Crump if your troop needs more information!


File Name Description
ATV forms 2022 ATV Forms 2022 Download
Barnhardt Map Download
Winter Camp 2022 Leaders Guide Download