Camping: High Adventure


Council Contingent

Erie Shores Council continues a strong working relationship with Philmont Scout Ranch to provide several annual crews offered through Council Contingent.  Available as 12-person crews (either all from one Troop or Crew, or as small groups or individuals going together), the contingent crew is a great way to prepare for high adventure.

Unit & Individual Trek Options

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. It covers 137,000 acres - about 214 square miles - of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico. Discover more.

Northern Tier

Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America's gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. In the Summer, scouts from Northern Tier's three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests, and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario, and Northeast Manitoba. In the winter, Northern Tier is home to the OKPIK Cold-Weather Camping program, the BSA's premier winter high adventure program. Fall programming is also available. Discover more.

Florida Sea Base

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing, or a combination of all, this is the place for your troop or crew. The Sea Base began in the early 1970s as a local program in the Florida Keys called the Florida Gateway to High Adventure under the guidance of Sam Wampler, a professional Scouter from the South Florida Council. Discover more.

The Summit

Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America. Get ready for the next century of Scouting with incredible facilities and amazing outdoor programs; The Summit is a place that takes Scouts and Venturers to the limits of what they think they can do and then pushes them further. The Summit is more than just a place for Scouts; it's where future leaders are shaped. Discover more.