Summit Bechtel Reserve

Welcome to The Summit Bechtel Reserve National Boy Scout High Adventure Base in the Heart of the New River Gorge area of Southern West Virginia. Strategically located close to major highways, it is within 500 miles of 63% of the US Population and easily reached by all of our surrounding States.


  • The Summit includes 14,000 acres of property bordering 70,000 acres National Park Service land of the New River Gorge National River, and is famous for its world class Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking. The BSA underwent a national search for a location strategic to a capable high adventure area, and accessible to the East Coast population base. The result is one of the highest rated facilities in the country.
  • The Summit was built to house the National Scout Jamboree every 4 years the next being July 2017 and will be the host of the World Scout Jamboree in 2019. The Summit also is home to some of the best high adventure programming and activities in the country, and has an ongoing summer youth program for Scouts and for other Community Youth Organizations. It is also the prefect place for large youth group gatherings and camping events.
  • The Summit High Adventure elements were designed and built by some of the top companies in the world, such as Spohn Ranch Skate Parks, Gravity Logic, Eldorado Climbing Walls, Bonsai Zip lines and Canopy tours. We have some of the largest and most unique adventure Elements in the country and is all waiting for you and your youth to experience.
  • There are two basic areas of program at the Summit and both offer different levels of experience for your youth, both are guaranteed to leave your kids with a life experience that they take with them. First the Scott Summit Center is our area close to our camps, all elements are easily accessible and only require a minimum of fitness to enjoy. A short walk to most areas and each of these areas are a smaller version of what we have in our more expansive Adventure Zone. The Scott Summit Center is the main centralized location of the property and is where all programming starts and finishes.