Summer Camp 2021 @ V-Bar

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Welcome back!  Back to camping, back to summer, and Back to V-Bar!
This past year has been difficult on all of us.  Our Scouts have not been permitted to go camping, service projects are difficult to plan, no scouts were color guard for parades, troop meetings have been virtual, and we have all had to adapt to delivering scouting in unique ways.  
But there is light on the horizon.  As a society, we are adapting.  We have new vaccines coming available.  We have a year’s worth of experience at mitigating the risks.  And summer is approaching, with its typically decreased risk.
Your Summer Camp staff is eager to get back to camp, and even more eager to have your Scouts return to that quintessential scouting experience – summer camp.
There will some changes from previous years.  We do not know what all of the SELA Council, National Council, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Federal guidelines we will have to adhere to, but we are doing our best to plan for them.  
Expect the following:
1. All units will provide their own tents, and have only one person per tent.
2. If anyone is sick, has a fever, isn’t feeling well, been exposed to someone with COVID recently, etc. please STAY AT HOME.  
3. Temperature / Health checks immediately upon arriving at camp
4. Modified procedures while at camp
5. Reduced session sizes
6. Enhanced cleaning while at camp
(All of the above subject to changes / modifications / additions depending upon circumstances.)

Download the Leader Guide here

Click here for the Link to the New Simplified Annual Health and Medical Record Forms


Week 1 of Summer Camp (June 13-19)

Week 2 of Summer Camp (June 20-26)


Effective January 1, 2018, the National Boy Scouts of America established Policy requiring all adults attending a long term camp to be registered with the Boy Scouts of America and have current Youth Protection Training.

Camp Staff

Being a Camp V-Bar Staff member is an opportunity you will remember and cherish for the rest of your life. Not only are you in the company of one of the most creative and enthusiastic camp staffs there is, but you will enjoy learning new skills of leadership, customer service, and the outdoors. Joining the Camp V-Bar Staff team is a wonderful way to develop leadership skills and help different types of people while having tons of fun. We are individuals all contributing to the cohesiveness of the group. The best part is: we have a BLAST!

Every year Salmen Scout Scout Reservation hires nearly 60 staff members in a variety of program and support staff positions. It takes this highly dedicated group of Scouters make it happen!

Is Camp V-Bar Staff right for you? As a member of the Staff, you will be living and working closely with other staff members as you deliver the program of Scouting to youth. You will have the opportunity to change the lives of Scouts who come through our gates and leave a lasting impact. Staff typically work for 4-6 weeks during the summer and room and board are provided. In addition, a salary is provided based on the position responsibilities and the applicant's experience. Staff will live in staff areas separate from the campers.

Click here for a sample resume.

Do you have what it takes to be a Camp V-Bar Staff member?

  • Who is Eligible?
  • be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America by the start of camp
  • be at least 15 years of age before arriving at camp
  • have experience in unit leadership
  • be in good physical condition (a current “Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A, B, & C” is required)
  • have an interest in instructing Scouting skills to others through a rigorous training course
  • must be able to work in a high-stress environment. 

Click here to complete the Camp Staff Interest Survey

If you have questions, please contact the Camp Director, Chuck Watkins.

Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemine,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne 

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 
P.O. Box 1146, Metairie, Louisiana  70004

(504) 889-0388 Fax: (504) 889-1162 Toll Free: (800) 394-9410


 Council Service Center Hours of Operation
Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Council Services (Suite 125) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday