The Summit offers two high-adventure programs: The New River Trek and SBR Mountain Bike Trek.
The New River Trek is a 50-mile trip along the New River in inflatable kayaks and rafts. Participants experience class I to V rapids and enjoy the natural beauty of the New River. Participants can fish and explore the banks of the river while setting up camp.
Participants in the New River Trek must be at least 14 years old and pass the BSA swimming test. Kayaking merit badge or similar experience is recommended but not required. Groups can be no smaller than eight and no larger than 24.
The SBR Mountain Bike Trek is a 50-mile bike trip through a portion of the Appalachian Mountains, lasting seven days and six nights. The trails are easy-to-intermediate in difficulty and will include single track, double track and a little bit of gravel or paved roads. Options for expert trails are available for experienced groups.
Stops along the way include Thurmond, a ghost town barely touched by modern development. Other stops include hidden ruins and abandoned coal mines. Scouts must be at least 14 years old and comfortable riding off-road for 10 to 15 miles. Groups must be at least 7 people with the majority being youth
You can sign up for either of these wonderful experiences today. Go to http://www.summitbsa.org/programs/national-high-adventure-base/trek/, click on the trek in which you wish to participate and scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the orange registration buttons. Click on one of the buttons to start the registration process.