Year Round Camping

The William C. Cannon Scout Reservation and Camp John J. Barnhardt is owned and operated by the Central N.C. Council, Boy Scouts of America. The use of the property must be arranged through the Camp Ranger - NO exceptions. All reservations must be made online throug the camp website. Camp Barnhardt is open year round for off-season camping and is only closed during the year for holidays, special activities or during major maintenance projects.  If you have any questions about the use of the scout reservation, please contact the office at 7049820141 or contact the camp ranger at Your feedback on your visit and how camp can be improved would be very much appreciated. You can leave feedback here.

Please direct all paper and mail correspondence to: Central NC Council, P.O. Box 250, Albemarle, N.C. 28002.

Please be aware that although most of the facilities are available to units at no cost, usage of some facilities and equipment is not available based on National BSA and/or local council policies. Activities such as swimming (lake – requires safe swim defense), rappelling tower, zip line, low cope course, use of the rifle, shotgun, and archery ranges requires proper certification of an adult member of your unit, and must be submitted on our Certification upload page. See the Shooting sports page HERE for requirements. This Guide to Safe Scouting is available to download from the BSA web page : The dining hall kitchen is not available for unit use. Use of dining hall table area is permitted however temperature settings are not subject to change. Swimming pool is not available for unit/district use and unavailiable outside of permit authorization. For availability of equipment for unit use, contact Camp Ranger. Nominal costs may be associated with some facilities for use of heat, electricty or supplies.

Outside of events and summer camp all bsa units are responsible for maintaining thier own health forms. See Camp Policies and Procedures - Medical Forms section

By continuing to make a reservation all persons agree that they are giving the local council every assurance that they will conduct themselves according to the Scouting Code of Conduct and observe all rules of health, safety, and sanitation as prescribed by the Boy Scouts of America and will be responsible for any and all property damaged or missing due to unit negligence.

Spacious troop campsites located in groves of hardwood trees offer relaxing afternoons in the shade in the heat of summer. 

All campsites have a permanent shelter with lights,and electrical outlet, tent platform camping (steel frame systems)(Canvas avaliable on a seasonal basis, outhouse in campsites, with access to latrines with hot shower facilities in close proximity. 

A basketball court, volleyball, Gaga pit, horseshoes, and teatherball courts and a full 18 hole Disc Gold course, let the Scouts have fun as well as helping them to be physically fit.

Did you know that camp has equipment that you can rent?  We have Canoes, Kyacks, row boats and more!

It is the responsibility of the unit leaders and unit committee to understand that all drivers, vehicles, and insurance coverage will meet the national requirements on the transportion page. Leaders driving must be at least 21 years of age. No vehicles are allowed to park in camping area to comply with local fire codes and National BSA policy. All vehicles should be parked in designated parking lots.

In the event of a cancellation, please call the Camp Ranger at 661-619-2134 or Email the Camp Ranger 

For all events the following applies: Central NC Council has a NO REFUND Policy. We make every effort to have enough patches, programs supply, t-shirts, food or whatever supplies each event requires. In order for that to happen we need to have accurate attendance numbers. Once you have registered for an event we are counting on your attendance, and we will be purchasing the needed items for the event.

If there is a sickness that results in a person not attending an event of a death in the immediate family, then the Council will investigate providing a refund for the person or family associated with the event.If a refund is granted, the event advisor will submit a check request to provide a refund as soon as possible. The event advisor will contact the person informing them of the status of the refund for the event.

Summer camp registration asks troops to list the number of Scouts attending by February. Scout leaders may increase or decrease this number up until the date listed in Tentaroo (May 1). After that, only increases to numbers are allowed unless the above circumstances apply (personal sickness or death in the family).

File Name Description
Barnhardt Map Download
BSA Health & Medical Forms Download
Emergency Contact Phone Numbers Download