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Venturing Summer Camp

Early bird savings deadline extended through April 4!

2017-swift-base-flyerOne of only a few summer camp facilities dedicated solely to Venturing Summer Camp, Swift High Adventure Base at S bar F Scout Ranch is truly a unique program for your Venturing Crew but is also open to Explorer Posts, and older Scout Patrols.

The Ranch’s 270-acre Nims Lake serves as the focal point for Venturing Summer Camp with 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.

Register by April 2 to take advantage of early bird pricing.
*Kodiak Challenge Trek is also available every week at Swift!

Swift High Adventure Base – REGISTER HERE
June 11-17: Aquatic Adventure
Sure, Swift has boats, but this week join the Sea Scouts and Venturers as they help put on a week with even more sailing, aquatic skills, competitions, fishing fun, and water-based adventure!
June 18-24: Rendezvous at Swift
Come explore the world of Mountain Men, historical re-enactment, tomahawk throwing, archery, historical crafts, blacksmithing, and more.
July 9-15: Back to Basics & Outdoor Skills
It’s time to go back to basics exploring all the outdoor skills we can. Come and take a new look at archery, fishing, hunting, wilderness survival, and cooking.

Are you ready for adventure? Swift High Adventure Base has it!

Specialty Week Summer Camps

Boy Scout Week: July 2-8

Looking for a new adventure for your troop? Boy Scout week at Swift gives your troop the freedom to build their own program, while enjoying the unique atmosphere of the High Adventure Base. Spend half your day working on merit badges, and then the other half experiencing the high adventure activities of the Swift Base.

Badges offered include: Canoeing, Watersports, etc. Additionally, the program staff will work with your Troop to plan additional badges that your unit will instruct.

High Adventure includes: Horseback riding, Climbing, Challenge Course, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Tubing, and more!

Please call the Camping Department at 314-361-0600 to start your adventure.

Kodiak Challenge Trek: June 11-17, June 18-24, or July 9-15
Kodiak Challenge, like NYLT, is a second-tier leadership training of the Boy Scouts of America. A unit or individual may participate in a Kodiak Challenge centered on a challenging five-day trek. Kodiak is a challenging trek with simple and fun leadership skills at its core. Kodiak Challenge is not taught in a classroom; it is done in settings that are more aligned with the participants’ interests.
*To participate in Kodiak, simply sign up for any week of camp at Swift. 

Catholic Adventure Week: June 25-July 1
Live and grow in your faith while working towards religious awards.

Horse Camp (Beaumont Scout Reservation): July 30-August 5
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.

Payment Information

September 15-January 2: $100 non-refundable unit deposit phase

Units are able to do the following:

  • Select a camp
  • Select a week
  • Select a campsite

Unit leaders will receive an email confirmation with username and password.

January 3- April 2: Payment Phase

  • Boy Scouts are $255 through April 2
  • $275 April 3 through June 2
  • $290 June 3 until start of camp

Payment Schedule:

  • $45 from Jan. 3-February 28
  • $100 from March 1-April 15
  • $130 from April 16-June 2
  • = $275 by June 2

**A $15 late fee will be applied to registrations that have not been paid in full by June 2.

Sign Up For More Weeks & Save

Second-week discount: Attend a week of Boy Scout or Venturer summer camp and get $100 off a second week of camp (excludes National Youth Leadership Training and Horse camp). Or, get $50 off a GSLAC camp if you spend a week at another council’s camp or high-adventure base.

Family discount: A $100 family discount is available for siblings who also attend a GSLAC summer camp.

To apply for discounts, you must contact the Council program department at 314-361-0600. Discounts must be applied for before paying in-full.