High Adventure Preparation Camp

Info & Registration

For many Scouts and leaders, a high adventure trip is the highlight of their Scouting career. Our High Adventure Preparation Camp is designed to prepare crews attending Philmont or Northern Tier during the summer of 2022 but everyone is welcome. Crews of Scouts or Ventures will bring all of their own camping gear and should be prepared to operate more independently than a typical week at summer camp. There will be extensive treks that take advantage of the wilderness environment around Many Point and give participants the idea of the rigor that will be involved in a high adventure trip. Crews will select either a Canoeing Focus or Backpacking/Hiking Focus:

The Canoeing Focus will include safety procedures, techniques, canoeing day trips, and portaging. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn canoeing merit badge.

The Backpacking/Hiking Focus will include route finding, safety, and day hikes including the North Country Trail. Scouts will have the opportunity to complete some requirements of the hiking merit badge(Eagle required).

All crews will learn about physical conditioning, youth leadership, shakedown, campsite setup, the “Bearmuda Triangle”, wilderness cooking, and the importance of teamwork. Each unit will be able to have 2-3 Scouts or leaders take the Wilderness First Aid course during the week(required for attendance at Philmont or Northern Tier).

Cost: $99 per Scout or Adult includes food, program and first aid supplies, staffing

Minimum Age: 13 years old for Scouts. Each crew must have at least two 21 year old Adult leaders. Minimum age for Wilderness First Aid is 14 years old. Crew size 8 to 12.

Dates:August 23 – 27, 2021

Sample Schedule

Hiking
MorningAfternoonEvening
MondayTravel to MPSCHike 10 milesSet-up Camp
TuesdayHike 10 Miles on the Back of Moon Trail
Training SessionFun Swim
WednesdayHike 10 Miles on the North Country TrailTraining SessionFun Swim
ThursdayTraining SessionHike 15 miles to campSet-up Camp, Cook Trail Dinner
FridayBreak CampTravel HomeTravel Home

Canoeing
MorningAfternoonEvening
MondayTravel to MPSCPractice CanoeSet-up Camp, Swim Quals
TuesdayCanoe strokesCanoe to Buckskin & Portage to MaxwellSnorkel at the Pilings
WednesdayCanoe Ottertail to Round LakePortage back to Many PointCanoeing MB
ThursdayTraining SessionCanoe to on Elbow Lake to FrontierSet-up Camp, Cook Trail Dinner
FridayBreak CampTravel HomeTravel Home