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Venturer & Explorer Summer Camp

One of only a few summer camp facilities dedicated solely to Venturers and Explorers, Swift Base at S bar F Scout Ranch is truly a unique program for your Venturing Crew, Explorer Post, or older Scout Patrol.

The Ranch’s 270-acre Nims Lake serves as the focal point for water skiing, sailing, fishing, canoeing, swimming, water tubing, sun bathing, kayaking and water sliding. Our herd of horses will allow you to saddle-up and explore the wilderness trails. If heights and challenges are your thing, we offer rock climbing, rappelling and a high and low ropes course. You may want to try your hand at firing a .22 rifle, pistol, shotgun or archery. Evening programs include campfires, dances, volleyball and crazy competitions. Or you might go out for a canoe trip overnight. At Swift, you choose what you want to do.

2016 Summer Camp Reservations
Swift Register
Catholic Adventure Week (July 10-16) Register
Horse Camp- Beaumont Scout Reservation (July 31-August 6) Register

Are you ready for adventure? Swift Base has it!

June 19-25: Outdoor Survivor
We are going to look at all parts of outdoor survival and skills. Be it hammock camping, foraging for food, or learning to survive using your car, this week will challenge your survival skills.

June 26-July 2: Boating & Aquatics
Swift always has sailing, but during Sea Scout week, watch as Sea Scouts invade Nims Lake with so many boats we run out of dock space! It is amazing floatilla-and you get to sail it. Come learn how to sail, or just watch as others sail on the beautiful lake.

July 3- 9: Sports- Shooting & More
We have a lot fun with shooting sports at Swift, but this week we’ll bring out the big guns…literally! Shoot guns you have never seen at camp. Add on some interesting sports… we will see what we can do, but how about fencing, curling, and cricket for starters!

July 31-August 6: Horse Camp (Beaumont Scout Reservation)
Spend a week riding a horse (of course), improving your skills, and then showing off your riding skills in a horse show at the end of the week. Other highlights include swimming, skeet shooting, climbing tower, ropes course, campfires, and more.

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