Category: The NRG


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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Appalachian Mountain Range Reads

What does The Summit’s Aquatics Program Manager Isaac Colvard like to read on his (minimal) time off? Well funny you should ask, he is a huge history buff and when I asked him this very…

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Keeping The New River Looking New

Soon, thousands of Scouts will be coming to the New River Gorge to visit the Summit for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. And while Scouts are going to be given the opportunity to explore the…

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Sandstone Falls

5 Things To Do At Sandstone Falls

Kayakers pitch themselves from the top of it. Fishermen wade into it. Some simply look at it with awe. Sandstone Falls is a river-wide ledge downstream of the Bluestone Dam on the New River and…

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Kaymoor Climber

Above The Mines, Beneath The Climbs

The remnants of a mining town lie silent in the New River Gorge, even though the campground above is bustling with activity. It hosts Kaymoor’s new residents, the climbers. They park near the ruins of…

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Send Us Stories For The Summit Blog

Got A Scouting Story To Share?

We want to hear about your adventures! We want to hear about the amazing things Scouts are achieving in your area! How are you getting ready for the next jamboree? Do you have a story…

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The Word On The Streets Of Fayetteville

Just up the road from the Summit, citizens of Fayetteville, West Virginia, one of America’s Coolest Small Towns, have noticed Scouts hanging around town. It’s hard not to notice. Scouts are in the stores, the…

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More Than Just A Bridge

You’ve probably heard about the New River Gorge Bridge by now, but why is it so special, you ask? Let’s take a ride and find out.  (And to see how they built the enormous arch,…

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Old Lines, New Shine

Old Lines, New Shine

There are plenty of climbs in the New River Gorge in need of a little TLC and it’s no surprise. Most were established well before many of the Scouts reading this were born. Old routes…

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Adolescent Peregrine Falcon

Falcons In The New River Gorge

They prey and hunt from above, feeding on other birds. Once they spot their target, they fall into a dive that can reach over 200 mph. These are the Peregrine falcons. Lots of these falcons…

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Scouts, Will You Rendezvous Around The Summit?

The New River Gorge hosts some of the best rock climbing in the world. That’s music to the ears of the 1,100 folks at the New River Rendezvous (NRR), a huge climbing festival in the Summit’s backyard held every May.

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