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Adventure on your own terms.

About the Summit

Family fun awaits! A vacation to our unique getaway is something that your family will remember forever. From our scenic hikes, variety of lodging options, and exciting outdoor activities, we have something for everyone. Family Adventure Camp at the Summit is in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, next to the 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 many activities. When you choose to have an adventure with us, you will be greeted every morning with a breath of fresh mountain air. Be warned, your family will want to keep coming back!

Open to ALL Families; no BSA or Scouting affiliation required!

Getting Around

Explore the 10,000 acres of the summit through our virtual map! We offer adventures for all types of families, book with us now to find the adventure that fit your terms.

Family Adventure Camp

Shooting Range

Alexander’s Eagle Flight

Goodrich Lake West

Action Point

Rock Climbing

Gene H. Yamagata Lodging

Bunkhouse Lodging

Planning your visit

Self-guided activities will be available year-round.

Getting REady

Make the most of your #FamilyAdventure at the Summit, and 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.

Arriving at the Summit

Meet us at the North Gate in Glen Jean and our staff will give you maps to guide you to your lodging. Whether you choose a hotel room a bunk room or a luxury tent we have accommodations for everyone.

Adventure. Your Way.

Take advantage of some of the Self-guided options while you’re onsite or get the juices flowing with a Summit Adventure Pass…Still not enough adventure for you? Choose from one of our premium add-ons to build your own, custom adventure.

Property Features

Hiking Trails

Featuring Gottschalk Boardwalk
& other great 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.


Featuring 3 onsite lakes
Fishing is available at Scenic Goodrich Lake West & Tridave Lake; they are the perfect place for spin, bait-cast, and fly fishing. Fishing rods and expert instruction are available on request. You are also welcome to bring your own fishing gear!

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 you're flying through the valley yourself.

Biking Trails

36 miles of trails -availability based on skill/maintenance
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

Eagle Flight

THe Summit's 3,300 ft. Zipline
If you like going fast with a bird’s eye view, clip into one of five zip lines that zig and zag over Adventure Valley at the Summit. We’ll have miles and miles of aerial adventure — five parallel zip lines over a combined 3,000 feet long.

The Sustainability Treehouse

self-guided learning about sustainability
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.

The Bunker

Check out the Onsite Retail Store!
Our “bunker” store is the perfect place to buy memorable items for your family to go home with

The Harvey

The x-zone of Summer Fun
Available for our adventure pass ultimate. enjoy mountain biking, skateboarding, zip lining, high rope scores.

Free Onsite WiFi

Great connectivity across the Summit
Each of the Base Camps is equipped with a communications tower and wifi booster stations that provide both coverage and speed for WiFi and major cell phone carriers.

Your adventure begins here.

Begin your adventure today.


2550 Jack Furst Dr. Glen Jean, WV 25846
 304.465.2800 |  FamilyAdventureWV@scouting.org
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