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Venturing Summer Camp

Swift High Adventure Base
Summer Camp For Venturers and Scouts ages 14-20.

Swift High Adventure Base 2019
June 9-15
July 14-20

2019 Swift Leaders Guide

Kodiak Challenge Trek
July 21-27 REGISTER
Kodiak is designed to be an adventure that pushes the boundaries of every participant—one that will encourage you to take new challenges which may be outside of your comfort zone. You’ll do leadership trainings as a part of the high adventure activities at Swift Base, such as Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Challenge Course, Mountain Biking, and Water Skiing. Every group will have different experiences based your preferences. It is an experience—but one that has its underpinnings in the application of leadership skills learned in ILSC, ILST, NYLT, and/or NALYE. All participant must be at least 14 years old or 13 and completed 8th grade as of the start of the course.

Swift’s Big Kick Off -May 17th-19th-REGISTER

Join the Venturing and Sea Scout Officers Association and the Swift Staff for an exciting weekend.We’ll be starting off the Swift Base season in style. Saturday join us as we help to improve the Swift Base and setup some of the programs for the summer.

Swift High Adventure Base is the longest running Venturing summer camp in the BSA, and features non-stop activities throughout your week at Swift. It’s a program designed from the ground up for Venturers that has been running since 1966!

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 rifle, pistol (.22 and 9mm), shotgun or archery. Evening programs include campfires, dances, volleyball and crazy competitions. Or you might go out for a canoe trip overnight. During Venturing summer camp at Swift Base, you choose what you want to do.


  • Swimming
  • Canoes
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Sailing (Aquafin)
  • Catamarans
  • Water Skiing
  • Tubing
  • Kneeboarding
  • Huck’s Cove Waterpark

Shooting Sports

  • .22 Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Archery
  • Airsoft Triple Shot
  • Cowboy Action
  • Pistol (.22 and 9mm)
  • Sporting Arrows

High Adventure

  • High/Low Challenge (COPE) Course
  • Rock Climbing / Rappelling
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Equestrian Programs
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Backcountry Overnights

One of only a few summer camps specifically accredited for 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. Individuals (provisional) are also welcome to attend!

Here’s Some of the Fun during Venturing summer camp at Swift High Adventure Base