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The Summit: Where adventure comes naturally

Family fun awaits! A trip to Family Adventure Camp is something that your family will remember forever from its scenic hikes in the woods to adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is located in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, near the brand new – New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Discover why so many people call this land, “Almost Heaven”, with its breathtaking natural beauty, abundant ecosystems, and a multitude of outdoor activities. When you choose Family Adventure Camp, your families will greet every morning with a breath of fresh mountain air. A trip to the Summit is something that your family and friends will remember forever and – be warned – they will want to keep coming back year after year.

Open to the ALL Families, no BSA or Scouting affiliation required!

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PLAN AHEAD

SAVE BIG

RELAX.

ADVENTURE.

EXPLORE.

MEMORIES.

To make the most of your #FamilyAdventure at the Summit, make sure you decide what you're looking to get out of the experience...looking for adrenaline pumping adventures? or just relaxing time with the family? either way, we've got you covered. Get the planning done before you come so you can kick back and enjoy our little slice of #AlmostHeaven.

Summer season: June 12 - August 7

Group Rates / Family Reunions

Want to reserve for a special family / community event? We have discounts available! Contact summit.program@scouting.org for special pricing

Staff and Alumni

Are you a staff member or past alumni? We have discounts available for you family! Contact summit.program@scouting.org for special pricing.

Family Adventure Camp offers 3 levels of Accommodations to choose from. Go the "outdoorsy" route and bring your own tent or go all out "glamping" with one of our Luxury Deluxe tents.

Take advantage of some of the Self-guided options while you're onsite or get the juices flowing with a Summit AdventurePass...Still not enough adventure for you? Choose from one of our premium add-ons to build your own, custom adventure. Check out the options below and see what you'd love to do (or not do) while you're here.

Since we're located just minutes from America's newest National Park, the New River Gorge, spend some of your days getting out and exploring all the things that make it "Wild & Wonderful" West Vrigina.

Whether you're planning on packing your visit full the brim with adventure, exploration and activities or you're planning on keeping it super flexible and seeing where the adventure takes you, let us help you make your next family vacation a memorable one. 

  • Plan Ahead
  • Save Big
  • Relax
  • Adventure
  • Explore
  • Memories

Camping &
Accommodations

Free Onsite
Activities

Adventure Pass
Activities

Premium
Activities

Local
Adventures

Policies & Resources

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CAMPING AND ACCOMODATIONS

For nightly rates and availability, visit our booking site.  *Summer season: June 12 – August 7

Luxury Deluxe Tents

Starting at $149/Night

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Luxury Deluxe Tents

Looking for a “glamping” experience? Summit’s Deluxe Luxury Tents are designed to give families a memorable vacation in the great outdoors with added amenities, like electricity and a  porch. With two rooms, there is room for the whole crew to stay!

Sleeps 6 Comfortably.

"Barebones" Lodge Tents

Starting at $80/Night

Camping/Lodging
"Barebones" Lodge Tents

Enjoy a stay in a rustic 12’x15′ wall tent with 2 camping 3 bunkbeds for a family of 6. A small porch is provided as part of your accommodations. This option is great for families looking for a casually rugged and adventurous visit. 

Sleeps 6 Comfortably.

"Barebones" Tents

Starting at $70/Night

Camping/Lodging
"Barebones" Tents

A “Barebones Tent” is the most budget-friendly option. Enjoy a stay in a rustic 10’x12′ wall tent with 2 camping bunkbeds for a family of 4. This option is great for families looking for a casually rugged and adventurous visit. 

Sleeps 4 Cozily.

Bring Your Own Tent

Starting at $60/Night

Camping/Lodging
Bring Your Own Tent

Bringing your own tent is a great option for families looking to save while experiencing the outdoors the traditional camping way. Each primitive reservation allows for 6 family members.

Sleeps up to 6 Comfortably.

Meal
Plan

Starting at $15/Day

Food Services
Meal Plan

Our premier dining facilities have your food needs settled! With a meal plan, you will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner served to you in a cafeteria style.

Pricing per day:
$30 / Ages 11+ 
$15 / Ages 10 and below

Bring Your Own Food

Flexible Budget

Food Service
BYO / Local Dining

Have particular tastes? You’re welcome to bring your own food to cook! We provide refrigerator and kitchen kits rentals. Want to experience the local food scene? Take some time to go into the town and enjoy all the local grub.

Ask our staff for Local Recommendations!

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Free Onsite Activities

Self-guided activities will be available year-round.

Gottschalk Boardwalk & other Hiking Trails

There are multiple hiking trails to enjoy on property. We recommend walking our Gottschalk Boardwalk to quietly connect with nature and explore the wetland ecosystem. Lucky hikers may catch a glimpse of a white-tailed deer taking a drink, or a bald eagle swooping and searching for its fishy dinner.

Fishing opportunities at the Summit Lakes

Fishing is available at 3 locations onsite: Scenic Goodrich Lake West, Tridave Lake, and the Cushman Family Fish Camp are the perfect place for spin, bait-cast, and fly fishing. Fishing rods and expert instruction are available. You are also welcomed to bring your own fishing gear!

The Consol Energy Bridge

The CONSOL Energy Bridge spans a vast valley to keep the Summit connected. It’s a revolutionary engineering marvel as one of the first bridges to successfully complete construction with almost zero environmental impact to the valley below. With its wing tipped to appear as an eagle, you will feel as if your flying through the valley yourself.

Mountain Biking Trails

For more advanced Mountain Biking Enthusiasts, the Summit offers over 35 miles of trails. The trails weave in and out of the woods and offer one of the coolest ways to take in the West Virginia scenery. From beginner bikers to expert cyclists, there’s a trail for everyone. *Trail Maps available upon request; must provide your own equipment.

Sustainability Treehouse

The Sustainability Treehouse represents the BSA’s commitment to sustainable practices and policies. This award-winning building is like an interactive classroom where families can learn about everything from recycling practices to urban gardening.

Family Cookouts & Campfires

Everyone could use s’more family time! Summit has all of the equipment that Families need to have an epic cookout with their whole crew. Above ground fire pits and wood are available to you as part of our lodging.

Aquatic Activities

Need some time to cool off from the hot weather? An Aquatic wading area in our huge man-made Tridave Lake will be open for your family to dip their toes in or go Stand-up Paddleboarding in Goodrich Lake West. *Note: Boating activities will not be available in 2022.

Family Game Nights

Get some good, old fashioned, family bonding time while you’re here! We will have a large selection of outdoor game activities and board games for you and your family to enjoy during your stay. 

Sunday Night, Live!

Come and enjoy a fun experience with our one-of-a-kind Rover Team show! Guaranteed to create laughter for the family!

Sunday Night’s Only

Appalachian "Celebrachian"

Open to everyone on property, bring your family to enjoy a fun gathering of activities, music, and food!

Monday Nights Only.

Garden Ground Outfitters

Located at the Scott Visitor Center, The Garden Ground Outfitters Retail shop and “Trading Post” is a great place to get extra gear, supplies, snacks and even some swag to take home!

Scouting Heritage Museum

Located at the Scott Visitor Center, our Scouting Heritage one-room museum displays memorabilia from our great Scouting history. This is a great way to cool down on a hot day and check out some interesting Scouting artifacts like Baden-Powell’s Hat and Jamboree Displays.

GAGA BALL

Gaga ball is a fun and fast-paced game that’s easy to learn and will quickly become a family favorite. Campers run, jump, and dodge while trying to hit other players below the knees with a soft ball. There are Gaga ball pits located all around Summit – campers can jump in and join a game anytime.

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Adventure pass Activities

Adventure Pass Activities are available June 12 – August 7 and include staff & use of equipment at adventure areas. 

Adventure Pass

$197/Person

Adventure Pass

The Adventure Pass grants you unlimited access to on-site activities during the duration of your stay. Families should plan for 2-3 days to enjoy everything the pass has to offer. Be sure to check our activity schedule guide to best plan for your vacation!

$197/person (Ages 11 & older)
for the full duration of your vacation

AdventurePass Jr.

$137/Child

Adventure Pass Jr.

The Adventure Pass grants you unlimited access to on-site activities during the duration of your stay. Families should plan for 2-3 days to enjoy everything the pass has to offer. *Adventure Pass Jr. excludes Zipline Activities due to Activity Restrictions.

$137/child (Ages 6 – 10)
for the full duration of your vacation

Canopy Tours*

Estimated Activity Time: 1-2 Hours
Zip through the air on our much-loved Canopy Tours! Each tour consists of a series of zip lines, platforms, and occasional rope bridge or rappel elements. Participants  will zoom from treetop to treetop with amazing forest views and good laughs. Must be between 50-250 lbs
*Includes one Line Jumping Fast Pass

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Gateway/Legacy Zipline*

Estimated Activity Time: 1-1.5 Hours
Fly through the sky on one of our 3 main zip lines at the Summit! Let Gateway Zip be your doorway to adrenaline inducing speed. Make sure to yell real loud so that everyone knows how much of thrilling time your having 100 ft. in the air!  Must be between 50-250 lbs
*Includes one Line Jumping Fast Pass

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Guided Mountain Biking

Estimated Activity Time: 1-2 Hours
From leg-burning climbs to fun descents, The Jared Harvey Mountain Bike Trail system is a “must-do” for any biker! The trails weave in and out of the woods and offer one of the coolest ways to take in the West Virginia scenery. From beginner bikers to expert cyclists, there’s a trail for everyone to enjoy! 

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Challenge Courses

Estimated Activity Time: 1-2 Hours
Turn the family fun up a notch by challenging yourself on our aerial rope course with a variety of elements! Not a fan of heights? No worries. Our trained staff will give you time to become more comfortable and teach you how to rise to new heights!
Must be between 50-250 lbs

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Archery & BB Gun Range

Estimated Activity Time: 2-3 Hours
Nothing says “adventure” like a bow and arrow. Our Archery and BB Gun Range allows families to test their abilities and hone their skills. All programs are run by expert staff so you stay safe and have fun!

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BMX Tracks at Action Point

Estimated Activity Time: 1 Hour
Action Point is home to our BMX tracks of different sizes and levels of difficulty. Our experts will teach first-time riders the basics. In no time you will be riding the berms and cruising the curves on the track.

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Skate Park at Action Point

Estimated Activity Time: 1-2 Hours
The Action Point Skate Park is a place for amateurs to learn to skate and for pros to practice their next trick. It includes a fun combo of transitions, ramps, quarter pipes, and more. Never skated? No problem. Our staff members have turned many first timers into confident shredders.

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Premium Add-on Adventures

Create a memorable experience with our premium activities. Be sure to check our activity schedule guide to best plan for your vacation!

The Big Zip

$40/Adult $33/Youth
Soar over Summit Bechtel Reserve at 50 miles per hour on The Big Zip, one of the longest zip lines in North America. Families can enjoy a thrilling, one-of-a-kind zipline ride with amazing views. Zipline is 3000 feet long.

  • Activity Time: 2 hours
  • Weight Restrictions: 50-250lbs
  • Age Restrictions: 8+
5-Stand Shotgun Shooting

$60/Adult | $51/Youth
Ready, aim, fire! Families can challenge themselves at the ‘Barrels’ range. Time at the range includes training, a safety briefing, and plenty of time to shoot as part of your 5-stand experience. 5-stand includes use of 12-Gauge Semi-Automatic Shotguns

  • Activity Time: 3 hours
  • Age Restrictions: 11+
Climbing at Boulder Cove

$35/Adult | $29/Youth
Show gravity who’s boss at our Boulder Cove climbing facility. We’ve got climbing routes for all skill levels – from novice to advanced with Auto-Belay Systems. Families can tackle the climbing wall and take in the awesome view from the top.

  • Activity Time: 3 hours
  • Weight Restrictions: 50-250lbs
  • Age Restrictions: 6+
Water Reality Course

$15/Person
Test your water skills on our aquatic obstacle course on Goodrich West. Come and conquer our tall Ice Bergs and climb through the slippery logs. There is no doubt you will enjoy the cool water on a hot sunny day!

  • Activity Time: 1.5 hours
  • Age Restrictions: 11+
  • Note: All participants must pass a brief on-site swim check with staff
Summit Site Driving Tour

$10/person
For families who want to see all that the Summit has to offer but don’t have much time, we offer a driving tour that visits all of Summit’s main attractions. A friendly and knowledgeable expert will guide the way on a tour of our beautiful site and give you an opportunity for some memorable photos.

  • Activity Time 1-3 Hours
Lasershot & Hunters Hall

$15/person
Visit the Crafton Skills Center to try your hand at hunting. The Center offers authentic shooting skill experiences and training through a variety of digital simulations in a virtual shooting gallery format. Participants will learn about firearms safety, safe range practices, and basic hunting skills.

  • Activity Time 1-3 Hours
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Local Area Adventures

For exciting and memorable local area adventures, check out the options below.

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is a 73,000-acre stretch of rugged canyon, flowing whitewater, and forested trails. From hiking to whitewater rafting, Summit’s close proximity to New River Gorge National Park puts fun recreational opportunities within reach.

Local Hiking Trails

Enjoy exploring the many serene, wooded hiking trails that weave their way through New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. It’s one of the best ways to see the area’s natural beauty! Some of the paths were old rail lines that have been converted into beautiful trails. More info and maps can be found at the New River Gorge NPS Hiking Site.

History & Driving Tours

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about Summit’s rich history – and the historical legacy of the New River Gorge region – with a series of informational driving tours!

Fishing

While you’re visiting, be sure to take some time to do a little fishing in the New River Gorge. Try your luck in the big waters of the New River or explore any of the nearby feeder streams. If you’d like, you can even hire an outfitter to take you on a float fishing trip.

Local Mountain Biking Trails

West Virginia is nationally known for its challenging yet exciting mountain biking trails. Should you choose to ride, take a short stop at Thurmond to learn about the history of the area. From there, you can take a fun ride through the Cunard trails.

Golf

Golf is available in nearby Raleigh County, and there are five fantastic courses for visitors to try. Course designers have incorporated the natural beauty of Southern West Virginia, and each course offers unique scenic views. Whichever one you choose, you’ll be sure to enjoy a great day on the links!

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Policies & Resources

Here’s a library of helpful information and resources to help you plan your trip.

The following sections lay out the Boy Scouts of America’s policies on Tobacco, Alcohol, and drugs. These policies are meant to be taken very seriously. Violation of these policies may result in dismissal from camp, membership revocation, and/or police action.

Tobacco
Adults should support the attitude that they, as well as youth, are better off without tobacco in any form and may not allow the use of tobacco products at any BSA activity involving youth participants. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems that simulate tobacco smoking.

All Scouting functions, meetings, and activities should be conducted on a smoke-free basis, with smoking areas located away from all participants. Use of all tobacco products (including E-cigarettes and chewing tobacco) must be done out of sight of all youth participants in designated areas within camp. Contact the camp Commissioner if you have any questions about where these areas are.

Alcohol
It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is not permitted at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members.

Drugs
Illegal drugs, including the misuse of prescription drugs have absolutely no place at any Scouting function. The misuse of drugs happens in all levels of our society. We may be confronted with the problem at any time; therefore, we need to understand the misuse of drugs and what can be done about the situation. See the Drug Enforcement Administration website (www.dea.gov/) for detailed information on controlled substances and their effects.

Medical Marijuana
It is unacceptable for anyone to use or be under the influence of medical marijuana at or during any Scouting activity. Any marijuana possession is illegal in the State of West Virginia.

Technology
Technology use is not discouraged at Camp. Participants s are encouraged to appropriately document and share their experiences during their stay. The site offers full wireless and cell phone connectivity. AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspots are available throughout the Scott Summit Center and base camps. Outlets and charging stations are available in select locations in base camp and/or the Scott Summit Center, however a battery back-up or solar charger is strongly recommended.

Aquatic Activities
All participants must have passed the BSA Swimmers test to participate in any swimming, water reality, or paddling activity. Properly fitted PFDs must always be worn for paddling activities. PFD and helmet for water reality.

Wheeled Sports

All BMX & mountain bike participants will be required to wear helmets (provided). It is also strongly recommended that participants wear skate or tennis shoes rather than hiking boots to improve handling and reduce injury. Participants should already know how to ride a bike.

All skateboard participants will be required to wear helmets and pads (provided). It is also strongly recommended that participants wear skate or tennis shoes rather than hiking boots to improve handling and reduce injury. Participants should be sufficiently flexible and prepared to fall safely.

Special Dietary Needs

The dining hall has the capability to provide meals that meet various special dietary needs throughout your stay at the Summit, including but not limited to vegetarian, vegan, religious diets, food allergies (gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, etc.), and many more. You will be able to indicate r in the registration system any special dietary needs for your family members. Please be sure to indicate this by the due date.

In addition, please note any special diet needs on your medical forms and identify yourself with dining hall management upon arrival and they will be happy to assist and review ingredients in the different items and review items that are available to you. Sometimes it is best for people with severe allergies or very strict diets to bring their own supplemental food to be stored in the dining hall (a walk-in cooler is provided for this purpose). If you have questions about a special dietary need e-mail Summit.Program@Scouting.org well ahead of your arrival date.

Due to wildlife and scavenging animals, there should be absolutely no food is to be stored in or around tents, all food must be stored in the dining hall, vehicles, or other lockable storage away from tent camping area.

Medical Re-Checks

Each participant’s medical form (both youth and adult) will be reviewed by a member of the Medical Staff. In this review, they will briefly look over the health form and identify any medical issues of concern and discuss those concerns with either the adult leader or that participant themselves. Note: Medical staff may place restrictions on the activities a participant may partake in if a medical condition warrants it.

Peak Season Resort Fee Pricing

Pricing runs from June 15th to August 15th

ATTENDEE TYPE
Adult Fees (18 and older)
 
DAILY FEE
$50
 
INCLUDES
Includes all meals, aquatics area, limited programming in Summit Center, hikes, geocaching
 
ATTENDEE TYPE
Youth Daily Fee (12-17)
 
DAILY FEE
$40
 
INCLUDES
Includes all meals, aquatics area, limited programming in Summit Center, hikes, geocaching
 
ATTENDEE TYPE
Child Daily Fee (4-11)
 
DAILY FEE
$35
 
INCLUDES
Includes all meals, aquatics area, limited programming in Summit Center, hikes, geocaching
 

Off-Peak Season Resort Fee Pricing

Pricing runs from August 16th to June 14th.

ATTENDEE TYPE
Adult Fees
(18 and older)
 
DAILY FEE
$25
 
INCLUDES
limited programming in Summit Center, hikes, geocaching
 
ATTENDEE TYPE
Youth Daily Fee (12-17)
 
DAILY FEE
$15
 
INCLUDES
limited programming in Summit Center, hikes, geocaching
 
ATTENDEE TYPE
Child Daily Fee (4-11)
 
DAILY FEE
$10
 
INCLUDES
limited programming in Summit Center, hikes, geocaching
 

The following sections lay out the Boy Scouts of America’s policies on Tobacco, Alcohol, and drugs. These policies are meant to be taken very seriously. Violation of these policies may result in dismissal from camp, membership revocation, and/or police action.

Tobacco
Adults should support the attitude that they, as well as youth, are better off without tobacco in any form and may not allow the use of tobacco products at any BSA activity involving youth participants. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems that simulate tobacco smoking.

All Scouting functions, meetings, and activities should be conducted on a smoke-free basis, with smoking areas located away from all participants. Use of all tobacco products (including E-cigarettes and chewing tobacco) must be done out of sight of all youth participants in designated areas within camp. Contact the camp Commissioner if you have any questions about where these areas are.

Alcohol
It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is not permitted at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members.

Drugs
Illegal drugs, including the misuse of prescription drugs have absolutely no place at any Scouting function. The misuse of drugs happens in all levels of our society. We may be confronted with the problem at any time; therefore, we need to understand the misuse of drugs and what can be done about the situation. See the Drug Enforcement Administration website (www.dea.gov/) for detailed information on controlled substances and their effects.

Medical Marijuana
It is unacceptable for anyone to use or be under the influence of medical marijuana at or during any Scouting activity. Any marijuana possession is illegal in the State of West Virginia.

Technology
Technology use is not discouraged at Camp. Participants s are encouraged to appropriately document and share their experiences during their stay. The site offers full wireless and cell phone connectivity. AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspots are available throughout the Scott Summit Center and base camps. Outlets and charging stations are available in select locations in base camp and/or the Scott Summit Center, however a battery back-up or solar charger is strongly recommended.

Aquatic Activities
All participants must have passed the BSA Swimmers test to participate in any swimming, water reality, or paddling activity. Properly fitted PFDs must always be worn for paddling activities. PFD and helmet for water reality.

Wheeled Sports

All BMX & mountain bike participants will be required to wear helmets (provided). It is also strongly recommended that participants wear skate or tennis shoes rather than hiking boots to improve handling and reduce injury. Participants should already know how to ride a bike.

All skateboard participants will be required to wear helmets and pads (provided). It is also strongly recommended that participants wear skate or tennis shoes rather than hiking boots to improve handling and reduce injury. Participants should be sufficiently flexible and prepared to fall safely.

Special Dietary Needs

The dining hall has the capability to provide meals that meet various special dietary needs throughout your stay at the Summit, including but not limited to vegetarian, vegan, religious diets, food allergies (gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, etc.), and many more. You will be able to indicate r in the registration system any special dietary needs for your family members. Please be sure to indicate this by the due date.

In addition, please note any special diet needs on your medical forms and identify yourself with dining hall management upon arrival and they will be happy to assist and review ingredients in the different items and review items that are available to you. Sometimes it is best for people with severe allergies or very strict diets to bring their own supplemental food to be stored in the dining hall (a walk-in cooler is provided for this purpose). If you have questions about a special dietary need e-mail Summit.Program@Scouting.org well ahead of your arrival date.

Due to wildlife and scavenging animals, there should be absolutely no food is to be stored in or around tents, all food must be stored in the dining hall, vehicles, or other lockable storage away from tent camping area.

Medical Re-Checks

Each participant’s medical form (both youth and adult) will be reviewed by a member of the Medical Staff. In this review, they will briefly look over the health form and identify any medical issues of concern and discuss those concerns with either the adult leader or that participant themselves. Note: Medical staff may place restrictions on the activities a participant may partake in if a medical condition warrants it.

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