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Swift High Adventure Base

Why Swift?

One of four camps on the 3,500+ acre S-F Scout Ranch, Swift High Adventure Base is the region’s premier Venturing Summer Camp facility.

Swift is only one of a few summer camps specifically accredited for Venturing Summer Camp and is truly a unique program for your Venturing Crew! Summer camps at Swift are also open to Explorer Posts and older Scout Patrols. Individuals (provisional) are also welcome to attend!

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, and kayaking. One of the highlights of the lake is our very own water park, Huck’s Cove.

Huck’s Cove features two waterslides, rope swings, zip lines, inflatables and more!

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!

2021 Summer Camp Details

Swift will be featuring two weeks of Venturing specific summer camp this year! Each week has its own theme.

Earth and Water: June 20-26

Come check out the adventure during this week where we add sailing instruction and races, additional water sports, exploration of the Ranch and and other nearby places by land and water. Some of the programs include sailing enhancements, float trips on nearby streams, and historic hikes.

Wind and Fire: July 11-17

This week will be filled with explosive reactions as we expand the shooting sports options, check out the science of explosions, cooking challenges, and emergency preparedness such as CERT. We plan to have an Exploring presence with a fire post as well as the CERT program present. Offsite visit might include the Fredericktown Fire and Police training site.

Who: Summer Camp For Venturers and Scouts ages 14-20.
Register:  Click HERE

Adult Summer Camp: June 10-13 & July 8-11

New in 2021, join us for Adult Summer Camp at Swift High Adventure Base! You work hard all year to provide a great program to the youth of your unit, now take an opportunity to enjoy an extended weekend at camp designed especially for you. Campers will get to enjoy a variety of staffed camp activities like rock climbing, horseback riding, and water skiing/tubing. We have a special menu designed specifically for this camp, as well as the option to enjoy offsite excursions and evening entertainment. Register today, spots are limited!


Swift Programs Breakdown:


  • 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

We Are Looking Forward To Seeing You In Camp In 2021!

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Ready to join or would you like to know more?  Please click the link below to begin your adventure.

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