Alternative High Adventure Camps


There are many nationally accredited Boy Scout High Adventure type camps across the US that individual Councils run.   These are typically less expensive $400-600,  while offering high quality adventure programs.   Below are some examples  found.  These camps should be planned for the year before making reservations like other local camps.   These camps may not be open all summer so the troop may need to shift the date of it's High Adventure camps to accommodate.


Multi Experience Camps:

Texas High Adventure Base - Longhorn Council -

Four HIgh Adventure programs offered.  High adventure on a 10,000 acre lake!  With Chisholm Trail Adventure you get a pontoon boat for a week, do six high adventure outposts, and cool off with watersports all afternoon every day! in Mid June to Mid July.  Or Kayaking and Caving Adventure paddle along an ajoing river and end with exploring a cave,  Canoe and wakeboarding adventures are also offered. June.   

High Adventure - Crater Lake Council

The Ultimate Adventure takes place during the entire week with Camp Makualla serving as your base camp, where you’ll return daily before dinner and evening programs. The schedule of activities will vary each week, but all Ultimate Adventure participants will participate in the following High Adventure programs: Cowhorn Mountain Hike, Spelunking (Caving), Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing at Smith Rock:  with Misery Ridge Hike, Whitewater Rafting: Whitewater Rafting with Paulina Creek Slides.  July

Canoeing Special Experience

Louisiana Swamp Base -  Are you prepared for the outdoor challenge of Louisiana’s swamps? Brave one of two high adventure canoe treks and test your grit in the country’s most picturesque, yet unforgiving wetland environment.                 




Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base - Located in the high country of southern Colorado near Poncha Springs, Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base offers white water rafting and backpacking programs in a breathtaking mountain setting.  June-July


Montana High Adventure Camp (MOHAB)

The MOHAB curriculum focuses on ultralight backpacking, wilderness packrafting, expedition leadership, and conservation.  Mid June-Mid July


Yellowstone High Adventure Outpost June-July

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Sailing/Beach/Aqua sports

Pfeffer Scout Reservation (Land Between the Lakes National Outdoor Adventure

Center), Kentucky


Pfeffer Scout Reservation is also home to Aquabase, mid-America’s premier sailing program on beautiful Kentucky Lake. Covering 160,300 acres, this exciting program provides twenty-five foot Catalina sailboats and spend an adventure together for a week! In addition to Aquabase, motorboating, small boat sailing, swimming, and rowing can also be undertaken at the Waterfront. June / July


Laguna Station Sea Base South Padre, Texas


Adventure may include surfing, body surfing, exploring, beach combing, snorkeling, sea turtle release, shark fishing, kayaking, fishing, speed boat trip, Eco-touring, day trip to Schlitterbahn and more. Evening programs include Beach Volleyball, paddle boarding, Game Night, Jaws surfside and under the stars, and the Friday night closing Pachanga and fireworks. Don’t forget the delicious catered food!  June/early July.