Summit Bechtel Summer Camp 2023
June 29 - July 6
This is a 50-mile, 7-Day paddle trek on the New River. You will navigate the upper portion of the river in inflatable kayaks (one or two-man) called “duckies”.
The final whitewater day in the Lower Canyon is a rafting experience and includes Class III to IV rapids.
Crews camp along the river through the New River Gorge. A gear boat (raft) accompanies the group to transport gear and food.
Enjoy a myriad of outdoor adventures and admire the natural beauty of the New River Gorge.
The New River Gorge boasts outstanding whitewater rapids (Class I to IV), extensive world-class climbing opportunities, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and more.
Paddle, camp, fish, and enjoy all that it has to offer to the next generation of rugged individuals willing to match their mettle against one of the world’s rugged natural wonders.
Registered Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers who are at least 14 years old; and their registered leaders are eligible.
Participants must successfully complete the BSA Swimmer test. It's recommended that participants have completed the Kayaking Merit Badge or have equivalent knowledge and skill.
If you want to fish during your trip, you must purchase a West Virginia fishing license at www dot wvfish dot com. If you would like to fish on your trek please bring your own equipment. Youth under 15 years of age may fish without a license.
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