Category: Summit High Adventure




New River Trek

2017 New River Trek Registration Now Open!

ATTENTION   You’ve asked and we delivered! A regular request that we’ve heard from our customers has been “When will you be offering a traditional trek program?”, well this is it! 2017 will be the PILOT…

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Staff

2016 Summer Staff Jobs

Seasonal Positions Available! Apply Now! Do you have a passion for outdoor sports and have wanted to pass that on to youth? Do you love being a part of a large family of diverse, enthusiastic…

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2017 High Adventure Early Bird Discount

Attention Scouters…It’s back! We will be offering our Early-Bird Discount again for the 2017 the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Reserve! Some of you may have thought “Well, with National…

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High Adventure Girl Scout Style

Last year we held the first ever Girl Scout Jamboree. With more than 11 different chapters and over 250 Girl Scouts in attendance, these young ladies bounced, and I mean bounced, between every activity we offer…

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2016 High Adventure Early-Bird Discount

Attention Scouters! Register now and take advantage of discounts on 2016 fees at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Groups that register for the 2016 High Adventure season…

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Part of a contingent at the Summit for High Adventure

Paul R. Christen HAB 2016 Contingent Info

2016 Council Contingent Info It’s here! 2016 council contingent information for the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base. The Summit’s a big place and there’s a ton of fun and development to be had…

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Adventure comes in many forms at The Summit

Summit Core Values: Spotlight On Adventure

As you may already know, The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, or just SBR for short, is guided by four core values: leadership, training, sustainability and adventure. Scouting itself is an adventure of many kinds,…

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2015 Summit Programs Catalog

The 2015 Summit Program Catalog Is Here!

THE catalog for choosing the right Summit program for your Scouts and Venturers. Ready to plan? The latest Summit program catalog delivers the goods on everything going on in 2015 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. This catalog is divided into three sections for your…

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Summit Venue Spotlight: The Ropes

There’s fun. And then there’s fun that challenges you, the kind that brings with it a satisfaction that lasts way beyond the activity. The Ropes venue at The Summit is all about that kind of fun….

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Shooting Sports are what the Barrels venue is all about

Summit Venue Spotlight: The Barrels

Shooting Sports At Its Best Catch the excitement of The Barrels in this latest video from The Summit. The Barrels is a comprehensive shooting sports venue where you can hone your safety and marksmanship. Sign…

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The Rocks is a premier man-made rock climbing venue at The Summit in West Virginia

Summit Spotlight Venue: The Rocks

The Summit has taken the best of rock climbing in the New River Gorge in West Virginia and, with the help of Eldorado Climbing Walls, brought it onsite to create a climbing haven. Introductory climbs? You…

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Boats are readied for the river

Summit Venue Spotlight: The River

Hey, Boy Scout troop leaders and Venturing crew leaders: check out the river. The New River, that is. Alright. Technically, the New River is not on the Summit grounds. However, it is a key part…

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Geospatial tech is a great way to keep track of what's going on at the Summit

More On GIS At The Summit

GIS: A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. We posted earlier about the 2013 jamboree story map, a project that combines the…

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The Summit is where stories are made

The 2013 Jamboree Story Map

The Summit is a big place. No doubt about it. And the adventure, well, it has a way of bringing out the best in Scouts and Venturers, of taking them to the next level. To…

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The Canopy high adventure venue at the Summit

Summit Venue Spotlight: The Canopy

Few things are cooler–or more fun–than zip lining from platform to platform in the forest canopy. Check out the video above for a glimpse. Pretty cool, yes? The Canopy is one of four venues at…

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Trick shots are Dude Perfect's specialty. And Pandas.

Showing Off The Summit, Dude Perfect Style

The guys from Dude Perfect have made taking crazy trick shots an art form. No, it’s true. “So?” you might say. “What does this have to do with the Summit?” Well, when we turned Dude Perfect…

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River trips are a transformative experience

Experience The Magic Of The River

There’s something about rivers that captures our imagination. Could be the way it curls and breaks and sluices through and over the rocks. Could be the sound, the way the river almost seems to sing…

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The possibilities for high adventure are almost endless if you know where to look

High Adventure Is Closer Than You Think

High adventure comes in many forms. It can mean hiking the New Mexico backcountry or exploring your local state park’s trails. It could be scuba diving off the Florida Keys or going off the diving…

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2014 Programs marketing toolkit helps you get the word out to your Scouts.

2014 Programs: Getting The Word Out

Getting the word out to your council about 2014 high adventure programs at Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit has never been easier. The team at the Summit has put together…

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Grinding on the big ramp at the Summit

2014 High Adventure: Video Bonanza

You like high adventure? Well, belly up to the visual smorgasbord over at the Summit’s YouTube channel. Get amped for all the high adventure waiting for you in 2014 at the Paul R. Christen National High…

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Here at the Summit, we're honoring the U.S. flag this July 4.

Happy Fourth Of July From The Summit

We just celebrated 150 years of statehood in West Virginia on June 20 and today—the fourth of July—we celebrate the nation’s 237th birthday. As we prepare for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, we invite you…

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You don't have to catch air to get your BMX on at the Summit.

2014 Programs Sneak Peek: Wheels

Transform wheeled mobility into an art form with Wheels, one of four high adventure programs offered at the Summit in 2014. Check out the video above for a taste. Wheels is a smorgasbord of, well, wheels. Seriously. You’ll feast…

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Understanding the river is to understand life.

2014 Programs Sneak Peek: The River

What’s beyond the 2013 National Scout Jamboree? Check out the video above for a hint. That’s just a glimpse of the action you’ll find next summer at The River, one of four programs offered at the Summit from…

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Railing the berm on the BMX track at the Summit

Ride Ready: BMX Construction Update

Get ready to roll because The Trax BMX activity area is going to be off the chain at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Still not convinced The Trax will be ready? Check out the video above. If…

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The Summit 2014 programs will challenge Scouts from all over the U.S.

Summit High Adventure Beyond The 2013 Jamboree

As preparations for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree continue, we have been simultaneously working on the development and marketing of the 2014 high adventure program that will be headquartered at the Christen High Adventure Base…

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