Hello everyone,

My name is Christopher Wells and I am truly honored and excited for this upcoming year as Area President. I hope to make it an unforgettable term, full of fun excitement and memories to last a lifetime. Your staff for this year are full of amazing people, the skill set of each person is outstanding and I truly think everyone will be as happy and overjoyed as I am to have them. So here's to the start of an amazing term with amazing people.

Christopher Wells

Check out our Cyber Monday sale on 11/30/2015! Use Coupon Code VOACYBER to register for only $30 per person for the 2016 Rendezvous!

Register Here: http://nepabsa.org/upcoming-even…/voa/2016-area-5-rendezvous

If you haven’t heard, every year Area 5 hosts an annual Rendezvous and you and your friends are invited to attend. This year the theme is Mythology where you can explore Roman, Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic and Native American Cultures. We are creating a once in a lifetime experience for you and your friends to enjoy.

This is your one chance to register for the event at this price, it will never be this low again. 

This is a per person, non-transferable, non-refundable price.  So Hurry up and register for the 2016 Rendezvous on 11/30/2015. 

So save the date, May 20th to 22nd 2016, at Camp Acahela.

Please message us here on facebook with any questions, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: Registration will not be live until 11/30/2015.


To our brothers and sisters in the Trans-Atlantic Council, serving all of Europe; we offer our deepest condolences to the families of those killed as well as our thoughts and prayers for those wounded in the attacks on Paris. ‪#‎Prayforparis‬


Area 5 VOA

The Fall 2015 Newsletter is Here! Our Fall Newsletter is filled with articles from all over Area 5, and even features an Article from our Northeast Region Venturing President, Amanda Hobgood! 

If you would like to write an article for our newsletter, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us on Facebook. 


Click here to Download the Fall 2015 Newsletter 





Hi Everyone!

The Area 5 Team will be presenting several trainings in Northern New Jersey Council on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00pm

There will be seperate training for both adult leaders and youth so that everyone can get a full venturing experiance! Youth, we will be training on "How to Run an ILSC in your crew" and  present training on the SOP. Adults, we will be presenting the official new Advisor Position-Specific Training (VAPST) as well as an informal "How to run an Effective Program“ training. 

The training will be held at:1073 Westbrook Road,

West Milford, NJ 07480
West Milford Teen Coffee House

This training is hosted by Crew 289 from Northern New Jersey. So to RSVP please speak to their crew committee chair, Glenn Huber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 973-570-8654 (C).

Space is Limited so please call ASAP!

Please register # of youths/adults from each crew, and let Mr. Huber know if you will be joining the pot luck dinner.
Important Information: Bring a Bag Lunch or $5-6 for pizza. BYO Snacks Pot Luck dinner after training. Crew 289 will supply the grill, place and bug juice. Each Crew brings enough food and sides for themselves. We’ll share it on 
a communal table.

See the official flyer from Crew 289 here.

Thank you and I look foward to seeing you all on July 25th!

Joshua Sepcoski

NER Area 5 Venturing President