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The Summit Experience

October 11, 2013

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Our general high adventure program – THE SUMMIT EXPERIENCE – gives you a taste of the awesome high adventure activities available at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The Summit high adventure venues are among the largest and most diverse of their kind in the country. More importantly, The Summit is the only place where you can find all of these adventure sports venues at one location. Why limit yourself? Come try all the Summit has to offer.


This is a seven-day/six night program running Sunday to Saturday. It consists of half-day experiences at each of the nine Summit high adventure venues. In addition, each group will perform a half-day service project and have the chance to ride The Big Zip – our ¾ mile zip line.

In addition, each night (Monday-Friday), we will open the Scott Summit Center for activities, fun and socializing. The Scout Summit Center incorporates small versions of our adventure sports venues.


This program is open to registered Scouts and Venturers who are at least 13 years old by the September 1 of the year they attend and their registered leaders. The minimum group size is seven with the majority being youth members. There is no maximum group size. The Summit provides tents, cots and all program equipment for your unit. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the Summit dining hall. Shelf-stable lunches will be issued to accompany participants to their daily program venues.

Summit Adventure Activities

Each participant will spend a half-day in an introductory experience in the following activities:

  • Canopy Tour
  • Challenge Course
  • Climbing & Rappelling
  • Skate
  • BMX
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking*
  • Archery
  • Shooting

In addition, each participant will have the chance to participate in a half-day service project and ride on our 3,200 foot Big Zip.

*Groups may substitute a whitewater rafting trip on the Lower New River (Class 3 to 5 rapids) for an additional $60 per person.

PROGRAM DATES The Summit Experience will be offered beginning June 8, 2014 will sessions running weekly through August 23, 2014.

RESERVATIONS Reservations will be accepted beginning July 1, 2013 on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservation instructions and forms along with more detailed program information will be available at The Summit website beginning June 30, 2013.


The cost of The Summit Experience is $575 per person. If you choose whitewater rafting instead of kayaking, please add $60 per person.


Email Summit Program or call (304) 250-6750.

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