Staff Reunion group photo 2015
Camp Barstow Staff Reunion, June 13, 2015

Invitation Letters & Registration Forms Mailed Out

May 6, 2021

More than 700 letters were mailed out today to the Camp Barstow Staff Alumni for whom we have mailing addresses. There are many staff alumni for whom we do not have mailing addresses, and no doubt many were sent to addresses which are no longer correct. If you are a current or former Camp Barstow summer camp staff member and do not receive a letter in the mail, you can get a copy HERE.

Sponsorships requested for Staff Reunion

April 27, 2021

The Staff Reunion is occurring at the conclusion of Staff Week for the 2021 summer camp staff. Appropriately, there is no charge for attendance by 2021 summer camp staff, but there is, or course, the expense of the meal (approximately $14 after tax). Therefore, we are requesting that alumni consider “sponsoring” one or more 2021 summer camp staff member by donating an optional $14 when registering. There is a separate line item available in the registration form for this additional gift. There are approximately 60 members of the 2021 Camp Barstow Summer Camp Staff. Thank you for your consideration.

Registration now open for Staff Reunion

April 16, 2021

Register today! You can register online today for the June 19 staff reunion. The cost is just $20 for staff alumni and their guests. There is no cost for 2021 Camp Barstow summer camp staff. You can register online at At this same link, you can also purchase limited edition Reunion patches (just 200 made) and/or Reunion t-shirts. The deadline for shirt orders is June 1 and the deadline for registrations is June 10, however early registration is greatly appreciated as it helps us to properly plan for the event.

For those unfamiliar with the BlackPug online registration system, we have prepared a step-by-step instruction guide to walk you through the online registration. You can download a copy HERE.

Joe Turner to be keynote speaker at Reunion

April 16, 2021

We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker for our lunch during the June 19 staff reunion will be Joe Turner.

Eagle Scout Joe Turner served on Camp Barstow Staff from 1966 to 1971, serving the last four of those six years as Program Director and Chief of Staff.  A Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, Turner also served for two years as Muscogee Lodge Chief.

After receiving both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Clemson, Joe served as Executive Secretary of the Clemson IPTAY Club where he led efforts to raise over $26 million for Clemson University.  Joe went on to serve as CEO of First Sun Management Corp., one of the nation’s largest Wendy’s restaurant franchisees, managing over 50 restaurants in South Carolina and Georgia.

Despite his demanding career, Joe continued to actively support Scouting as an adult, serving in various roles including Roundtable Commissioner, Blue Ridge Council Executive Board Member and President, and Southeast Region Board.

Joe maintains that not a week goes by without him thinking of the huge impact that Camp Barstow had on his life.

Caterer confirmed

Make sure to loosen your belt before coming to Camp Barstow on June 19. We are pleased to announce that our lunch will be catered by locally famous Shealy’s Barbecue!

Camp Barstow Staff Alumni: complete the simple form below to help us ensure that we have your current contact information to notify you about the Staff Reunion and other Barstow Staff news.

Click HERE to download the Staff Directory.  Password is required to open the file.

Many people have asked to view the history video that shown at the banquet during the 2015 Staff Reunion.  It is available HERE

Full group photo from the 2010 Barstow Staff Reunion
Full group photo from the 2005 Barstow Staff Reunion

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