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Family time is even better with adventure!

At the Summit Bechtel Reserve, we’ve got just the thing for your next family adventure. Open to ALL families, whether or not you’re involved in Scouting programs, BSA Family Adventure camp at the Summit is for everyone! No need to plan out your whole adventure since free time is still play time with lots to explore on-site at the Summit and in the local area and communities near by. To make things easy, we’ve highlighted the most important info. Take a look below and get started!
*Note: Availability Begins June 1

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Camping & Lodging

For nightly rates and availability, visit our booking site. 

"Barebones" Tents

Our most budget-friendly option, enjoy a stay in a rustic 10’x12′ or 12’x15′ wall tent with camping bunkbeds and electricity. These are great for families looking for a more adventurous visit. 

The Bunkhouses

Our bunkhouses offer dormitory-style lodging with bunkbeds and private bathroom and shower facilities located on each floor. The bunkhouses are also connected to our dining facilities. 

Luxury Deluxe Tents

Looking for a “glamping” experience? Stay in a Luxury Deluxe Tents are designed to make the outdoors comfortable for the whole family with some added amenities.

Hotel-style Rooms

If you’re looking to experience your adventure from the comfort of a well-appointed hotel suite, book your stay at Yamagata Lodging. Located just a short drive from most on-site activities. 

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Onsite Activities

Some program availability may be subject to season.(Noted by an asterisk) Self-guided adventures will be available year-round. 

Gottschalk Boardwalk & other Hiking Trails

Gottschalk Boardwalk is a wonderful place to quietly connect with nature and explore the wetland ecosystem.  If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of a white-tail deer taking a drink or a bald eagle looking for its next fish dinner. Hiking Trail map is also available. 

Fishing at the Cushman Family Fish Camp

The Cushman Family Fish Camp, located on Goodrich Lake – East is the home to spin fishing, bait cast fishing, fly-fishing, and wildlife conservation programs. Stop in here for instruction during the summer season or check out a fishing rod to test out your luck angling on the Summit’s lakes. 

Mountain Biking*

Weaving in and out of the woods surrounding Action Point is the Jared Harvey Mountain Bike Trail system. These trails offer a variety of difficulty ratings including Green Circle (Easy), Blue Square (More Difficult) and Black Diamond (Very Difficult). 

The Consol Energy Bridge

The CONSOL Energy Bridge serves as an efficient route between the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base and Action Point. It is an engineering and architectural showpiece and a great place to walk and relax. Its wing-tip design is intended to resemble the outstretched wings of a flying eagle. Take a look and tell us what you think!

Archery & BB Gun Range*

Conveniently located at Action Point, our Archery Range and BB range will be available at select times for family fun and adventure.  Programs run by trained staff to ensure the safety of your family. 

Skate Park at Action Point*

The Action Point Skate Park is a great facility to hone skateboarding skills or to even start from scratch. The park includes transitions, ramps, quarter pipes, stair sets, boxes, rails, and a mini ramp. The staff at Action Point have taken many first-time skaters and developed them into safe and confident shredders.

Aquatics at Tri-Dave Lake*

Tri-Dave Lake is the home to aquatics activities like paddle-boarding and kayaking. Tri-Dave Lake is a manmade lake and surrounded by a beautiful wood and sits at the entrance to Adventure Valley. The lake is conveniently located just minutes from your camp.

BMX Tracks at Action Point*

Action Point is the home of four BMX tracks. Each track varies in size. During open program time, any participant is welcome to try their hand at BMX under the supervision of our qualified instructors. Instruction begins on a flat ground course and through learning the basics of cornering, pumping, and balance on the beginner course. 

Canopy Tours*

A Canopy Tour consists of a series of zip lines and platforms (and the occasional rope bridge or rappel element) that takes participants on a treetop tour of the area around action point.

Challenge Courses*

Hit the challenge course at the Summit and learn key life skills while loading up on fun. Leery of heights? The more time on the challenge course, the more comfortable you’ll become.

Scott Summit Center has tons of activities for those attending Scout Camp

The Sustainability Treehouse

The Sustainability Treehouse is the showpiece of the Boy Scouts of America’s commitment to sustainable policies. This award-winning building is not only an exhibit, but a living, interactive classroom where Scouts can learn everything from recycling practices to urban gardening, to photosynthesis and adaptation.

The Scott Visitor Center

The Scott Visitor Center has a Scouting Heritage room with displays of Scouting memorabilia form past jamborees and other events. It is also the home of The Bunker Scout Trading Post, which sells Scout supplies and Summit memorabilia such as T shirts and patches.  The back porch is a popular location to hang out, take a break, have a meeting, or trade some patches.

Cookouts with the Family

Have a cookout with the family and enjoy some family time!

Gaga Ball

Enjoy a fun game of Gaga ball in one of our many Gaga ball pits located around the Summit.

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Premium Activities

Some activities are subject to season pricing scale.

5-Stand Shotgun Shooting

Ready, Aim, Fire! Get ready for a challenge at our Barrels Range at SBR. Participate in a 3 hour 5 stand experience which will include your training, safety briefing and plenty of time to shoot.


The Big Zip

If you’re soaring over the Summit Bechtel Reserve at 50 miles per hour, you might be a majestic falcon. Or you might be lucky enough to be careening down one of the longest zip lines in North America: the Big Zip. 3000 feet. Must be between 50-250 lbs and be ready to take on the challenge!


Climbing at Boulder Cove

Ready to defeat gravity? Check out our Boulder Cove climbing facility. Climbing routes are available for the novice through to the most skilled climbers. Enjoy the view from the top.


Hunters' Hall Tour

The Crafton Skills Center is a 12 room 2200 square foot facility designed to provide authentic shooting skill experiences across a variety of digital platforms. This includes: Hunters Education, firearms safety and safe range practices. Interactive and intuitive shooting simulations provide a sound learning environment for all participants wanting to experience this exciting sport.


Summit Site Tour

Want to see ALL that the Summit has to offer, but just don’t have the time? Take us up on a driving tour to see all the main attractions and more with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.


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Local Area Adventures

Looking for some local area adventures? Check out some of the options below.

New River Gorge

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is an incredibly beautiful location with an equally incredible history and cultural heritage. We are excited for you to continue to learn about the Summit Bechtel Reserve and the outdoor recreation opportunities that are within close reach in the New River Gorge! 

Local Hiking Trails

Enjoy exploring a wide variety of serene, wooded hiking trails, beautiful streams, and dramatic views of the New River Gorge!  Old rail lines that have been converted into hiking trails are amazing as well! Great information can be found at the New River Gorge NPS Hiking Site.

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History & Driving Tours

Take an opportunity to learn about the rich historical foundation that the Summit has been built upon. There are a series of driving tours and navigating the “one way” bridge to Thurmond is always a powerful experience!


Be sure to take a morning or afternoon to do a little fishing in the New River Gorge. Fish the big waters of the New River or explore any of the nearby feeder streams! You can even hire an outfitter to take you on a float fishing trip!

Mountain Biking

Local Mountain Biking Trails

Enjoy learning a little about the history of the area via bicycle with a short stop in Thurmond before embarking on a fun mountain bike ride to Cunard!


Golf is available in nearby Raleigh County and there are five great courses to choose from. The natural beauty of Southern WV has given the opportunity for course designers to take advantage of scenic views and with each course offering an enjoyable day on the links.

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Policies & Resources

Here’s a library of resources and policy info to help in your planning

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