Appalachian Adventure is the perfect way to get a feel for the Summit Bechtel Reserve as a part of a bigger adventure or just the weekend.
Get a taste of the adventure and action sports opportunities available at the BSA’s newest national base — The Summit Bechtel Reserve — located in Southern West Virginia. The Appalachian Adventure program gives you access to all venues in the Scott Summit Center. This area is a microcosm of the Summit with sample versions of each of the high adventure venues and a ton of exciting activities.
For complete program offerings and payment details, please see the Leaders Guide.
- Minimum two adults & five youth
- Registered in Scouts, BSA; Venturing, BSA; or Exploring, BSA
- Completed BSA Annual Health & Medical Record
- Completed Summit Risk Acknowledgment
- Some activities & classes have height/weight, age, or rank requirements. See Program Details & Prerequisites page and/or Leaders’ Guide for more info.
2019 Dates & Fees
- June 9-12
- June 12-15
Youth Fee: $220
Adult Fee: $220
2020 Dates & Fees
- July 26 – 29
- July 29 – August 31
Youth Fee: $225
Adult Fee: $225
- 3 Nights Camping in the Justice Scout Camp
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in the SBR Dining Hall
- All Campsite Equipment
- Tents w/ Bug Screens
- Fold-out Cots
- Dining Fly/Shade Shelter
- Picnic Tables
- Above Ground Fire Ring
- “Ambient Temperate” Showerhouse adjacent to campsite
- Flush Toilets
- Sinks w/ Mirrors
- Electrical Outlets
- Access to All Programs Listed in Program Details & Prerequisites Page
- All Program & Personal Protective Equipment (bikes, skateboards, life jackets, helmets, harnesses, etc)
- AT&T WIFI in sub camp and Summit Center Venues
- Access to Adult Leader Lounge
Note: due to the shorter timeline of Appalachian Adventure, not all programs may be available or able to be completed
Want to extend your stay in West Virginia?
If you want more adventure on the front or back-end of your Appalachian Adventure program, consider some of the outdoor options available in Southern West Virginia, including opportunities in the New River Gorge National River (www.nps.gov/neri) and West Virginia State Parks (www.wvstateparks.com). An overview of other opportunities in Southern West Virginia can be found at www.visitwv.com.
While whitewater trips are not part of the Appalachian Adventure program, many units have found it convenient to schedule whitewater trips on days immediately prior to arrival at the Summit or after their departure. (Sunday, Wednesday or Saturday)
When planning a whitewater trip, we recommend contacting a professional, licensed outfitter. While the Summit does not endorse specific outfitters, we do have relationships with the following vendors who provide services to the Summit and whose guides have completed Youth Protection training, BSA Safe Swim and Safety Afloat training and passed a background check.