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Camp Barstow

Camp Barstow is the premier Water Front Camp where Scouts can enjoy summer at its best in the sunny midlands of beautiful South Carolina. Camp Barstow is located on over 300 acres along the banks of Lake Murray in Saluda County, SC.

The Summer Camp program is Merit Badge Based and activities include: Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Swimming, Fishing, Waterskiing, 5-Stand Shot Gun Shooting, Rifle Range, Archery, Bouldering, Climbing, Rappelling, COPE and much more!

Operated with quality staff and volunteers and with the best program around, it is a Scout Camp you must visit! Watch the video below to see what you may be missing!
Directions to Camp
For those coming from the West . . .
From I-26, take the Prosperity exit (exit 82) into Prosperity
Depart Prosperity (South) on SR-391
Stay on 391 for about 11 miles. You will cross over Lake Murray twice.
Turn Right (West) onto SR 42 59. You will see a brown sign directing you to Camp Barstow.
Stay on SR42 59 for 2.8 miles.
Turn Right at the Camp Barstow sign. Follow the signs for about 0.5 miles into Camp.
Parking area is on the left.

For those coming from the East . . .
From Lexington, head west on US-378 / US-1
When US-1 and US-378 split, stay Right on US-378.
Stay on US-378 for 17.5 miles until you arrive at the Saluda Traffic Circle.
From the traffic circle, take your first Right onto US-391 (North) toward Prosperity.
Travel on US-391 for 1.6 miles.
Turn Left onto Mt. Willing. You will see a brown sign directing you to Camp Barstow.
Stay on Mt. Willing for 2.8 miles.
Turn Right onto Collum Landing at the Camp Barstow sign. Follow the signs for about 0.5 miles into Camp.
Turn Right onto Ruby Riser Rd
Parking area is 1 mile on the left.
117 Camp Barstow Dr
Batesburg, South Carolina 29006

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Program Area

Camp Use Policy Back to Top

1. Reservations are accepted up to (1) one year in advance at either the Scout Service Center or online. District and council events may be made 18 months in advance.

2. Reservations are confirmed only upon receipt of this completed form and full payment of the building fee, and/or site deposit. Program and equipment requests will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis.

3. Fee payments for campers, equipment rentals and program area charges must be paid at time of check out before group departs from camp. If no group payment is available, adult leaders are responsible to make a personal payment to be credited from the group.


1. Units must have at least two (2) adult leaders at all times. The adult leader in charge must be 21 years of age. Coed Venturing crews must have both male and female leadership. At least one participating adult must be certified in Youth Protection Training for all scouting activities. Youth are not to be without adult supervision while roaming camp grounds. You are responsible for your Scouts and their actions. The buddy system should always be used at camp. At least one participating adult must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) for any Cub Scout Overnight Campout.

2. Absolutely no cooking inside buildings that do not have built in cooking facilities. Liquid fuels and propane must be used under direct adult supervision. Liquid fuels are not recommended. Chemical Fuels and open flames are prohibited inside tents. Chemical fuels are not allowed to start fires.

3. Fires are to be built only in designated rings. The Camp Ranger may prohibit fires during extremely dry conditions. Fires are not to be left unattended. Put FIRES OUT COLD.

4. Standing Timber or brush is not to be cut without the approval of the Camp Ranger.

5. Recyclable items and garbage should be separated and placed in appropriate containers in designated areas. Please recycle to conserve our natural resources.

6. Do not disturb the campsite, no digging, trenching or raking.

7. Use camp toilets and latrines properly. Do not dispose of garbage, wash water, aluminum cans, etc. in the facilities.

8. Pets are not allowed in camp.

9. Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are not allowed in camp.


11. The camp will be closed in the event conditions make it impossible to access building/sites. Groups will be called in the event the camp has been closed by the council. If the council closes the camp or in the event the weather conditions close schools and/or public events, groups may transfer building/site fees paid toward another date within one (1) year.

1. Where swimming or boating are included in the program, Safe Swim Defense, No. 34369, and/or Safety Afloat, No. 34368, standards must be followed. For all aquatic activity, one adult must be CPR Certified. Proof of certification is required on the day of arrival.

1.Where archery is included in the program a NSC Archery Range Master, USA Archery or National Field Archery Association Instructor must be present. Where BB guns are included in the program a NSC BB Gun Range Master or National Rifle Association instructor must be present. These certifications can be obtained by attending any number of council sponsored shooting sports training.

2. Archery equipment and firearms are available at camp for unit activities with the Supervision of a BSA approved shooting sports Director. Personal equipment and firearms are allowed only with prior approval of the Camp Ranger, and must be checked in upon arrival. Firearms and archery equipment are to be used at the ranges only. No ammunition of any kind may be brought to camp unless approved by a BSA Shooting Sports Director.

1. Where a climbing tower is included in the program one (1) adult leader must have attended a Tower Operations class and hold a Climb on Safely Certification.

2. Cope Course must have a certified BSA Cope Director.

1.The camp speed limit is 5 MPH. Each passenger must use a seat belt. Absolutely no passengers in the back of trucks or trailers. All vehicles are to remain on the road or in designated parking areas. All gear is to be carried into the site. Other arrangements must be made with the Camp Ranger or the Campmaster.

2. The camp leader confirms that all drivers, vehicles, and insurance coverage meet the following standards:
* Absolutely no passengers in the beds of trucks or trailers are allowed at any time.
* All passengers must wear a seatbelt.
* All vehicles MUST be covered by a public liability and property damage liability insurance policy. The amount of this coverage must meet or exceed the insurance requirements of the state in which the vehicle is licensed. Any vehicle carrying 10 or more passengers is required to have limits of $100,000/$500,000/$100,000 or $500,000 combined single limit. In the case of a rented vehicle the requirement of coverage limits can be met by combining the limits of personal coverage carried by the owner of the rented vehicle.
* You will enforce reasonable travel speed in accordance with state and local laws in all vehicles.
* All drivers must have a valid drivers license and be at least 18 years of age.

Check In Procedure Back to Top
One adult leader must present a roster and check-in with the Camp Ranger, or Campmaster upon arrival to review your group plans, facilities, rules of the camp and any special accommodations. Check in time after 5PM on Friday night. Please confirm your Friday evening or Saturday morning arrival time with the Campmaster or Camp Ranger prior to your camping dates should it be different than originally stated on the Camp facility Permit Application.
Check Out Procedure Back to Top
Check out is by NOON on Sunday. Groups are not to leave camp until the site or building has been inspected by the Camp Ranger or Campmaster to insure cleanliness and check for damages. At this time, any group wishing to continue their own program may stay in camp until 3PM. This must be pre-approved by the Camp Ranger or Campmaster.
Cancellation Policy Back to Top
Cancellations made more than 30 days in advance a group can transfer building/site fees paid toward another date within one (1) year. Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance will result in loss of building/site fees paid.
Cleaning Policy Back to Top

A checklist will be provided at check-in by either the Ranger or Camp Master. Please make sure to double check all items on the list and do a walk-through prior to departure. Trash should be placed in the dumpsters behind the Dining Hall. All areas need to be left as clean or cleaner than they were found. Remember to LEAVE NO TRACE.