Camp Rules

Camp Barnard Rules All groups wishing to use Camp Barnard must fully complete all applicable paperwork and payment of deposit.
Non-Scouting groups must also sign:

  1. Camp Barnard Rules;  
  2. Organizational Hold-Harmless and Indemnity Agreement; and
  3. Provide proof of insurance.

All shared areas or facilities should be pre-booked and confirmed with the Camp Ranger upon arrival.  This applies to areas such as the waterfront, field areas, amphitheater, chapel, archery range, disc golf, etc.

Check-In and Check-Out:

Check-in time is 3:00-5:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00-1:00 pm.  Please advise Registrar if you require an early or departure time. Groups must check-in with the Camp Ranger upon arrival and complete the check-out process before departure.

Alcohol and Drugs:

Alcoholic beverages or non-prescription drugs are not allowed in camp or while travelling to or returning from camp. Smoking is permitted outdoors and away from youth.   Alcoholic beverages may be allowed but only where specific permission has been given in writing and a liquor licence has been obtained.


Only certified therapy and assistance animals are welcomed.

Fire Safety:

Camp lanterns, stoves, and heaters are NOT allowed in any cabin or tent. Fires are only permitted indesignated fire-pits with sufficient water buckets in close proximity. Groups in violation of CRD or Provincial Fire Bans may be subject to a fine and asked to leave the property.


Maintain a clear FIRE LANE at all times.  Parking is only allowed in the designated parking lot.  Temporary parking (maximum 15 minutes) is allowed on the main road beyond the parking lot for drop-off or pick-up only. Trailers and other recreational vehicles are limited to the main parking lot and the open area at the beginning of the Mt Bluff Trail. The road beyond the gate at the base of Mt Bluff Trail is restricted to service vehicles or as approved by the Camp Ranger.

Young Lake:

All water related activities must be conducted meeting BP& P standards. Applicable regulations are posted at the waterfront and on the boathouse. Adult or certified supervision is required for all water activities.


The Camp Ranger must be notified within 20 minutes if someone is missing or injured to the point of requiring Professional Emergency Assistance. If no one is available at Camp, contact Emergency Services at 9 – 1 – 1.

Health and Safety:

              Scouters or Group Leaders are responsible for the health, safety, and conduct of their group, including visitors. 
              Groups are required to provide their own First Aider and First Aid supplies. 
              Drinking water must be obtained only from designated sources.  Lake and stream water is unsafe.
              Firearms and fireworks are prohibited.
              Archery equipment or slingshots may only be used in accordance with BP& P in areas designated by Camp Ranger.

Respect for the Environment and Others:

              All campers are asked to observe quiet time after 10 pm until 7:00 am.
              Only trees designated by the Camp Ranger may be cut down.
              Power tools such as chainsaws are not to be used by camping groups.
              Do not use nails, tacks, or staples on any building, tree, or post.
              The Chapel is for the use of all faiths and is not a play area.

Clean Up Responsibilities:

              All equipment and furniture is to be returned to its correct/original location.
              Please operate by Leave No Trace principles. Leave things as you found them or in BETTER shape.
              Charges will be added to cover damages to camp equipment, buildings, or property.
              All garbage is to be removed and placed in properly secured garbage bags and placed in bin in parking lot.
              All groups are required to either take their recycling with them or to sort it in the recycling shed.
              Composters are located behind the recycling shed. Please use them.
              Groups are responsible for clean-up of all facilities and areas used.
              All items brought to camp must be removed.
              Contact person must ensure that everything is completed and checked by the Camp Ranger.
              The Responsible person must ensure that all members of their group are off the premises before they leave Camp.

  Download the Camp Rules document here (PDF).