Get out of the house and into the excitement offered at one of the BSA’s High Adventure Bases! You’ve got three choices: a unique aquatic quest at the Florida Sea Base; a canoeing or winter camping challenge at the Northern Tier; or a wild west backpacking expedition at the Philmont Scout Ranch. Local High Adventure opportunities can also be found nearby at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford.


Camp Sequassen

COPE and Climbing Tower programs are available during the year at Camp Sequassen. For specific information on booking these programs, visit the Climbing Program and COPE Program pages of this website.



Appalachian Trail AT in CT

The Appalachian Trail runs though our own backyard, and is a wonderful source for high adventure trips. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has put together an excellent information page for scout troops interested in hiking the AT.


Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base

High adventure at The Bechtel Summit adds a new dimension to the Scouting experience. High adventure is not just about adrenaline and the wow factor, it’s about digging deep within yourself, finding out what makes you tick and discovering how to push beyond what you think you can do. The Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base offers eleven programs within three program categories.


Florida Sea Base

Make a splash! Head to the Florida Keys and dive into an amazing Florida Sea Base adventure and wade into more excitement than you ever though possible. Snorkeling, SCUBA, boating, and beach camping are among the many possibilities.


Northern Tier

Don’t miss the boat! One of the most beautiful, and remote parts of North America offers a unique opportunity for Scouts. Canoeing, hiking, fishing, and winter camping in and around the beautiful lakes of northern Minnesota and southern Canada await you at the Northern Tier.


Philmont Scout Ranch

Take a hike! The mountains of New Mexico offer the adventure that you have always dreamed about. Backpacking, rock climbing, western lore, living history, and the views from peaks over 10,000 feet tall will make memories that last a lifetime. High Adventure is a chance to try something you may never experience again. So take adventure to the limit. You’ll never forget it.


Maine High Adventure

White Tail Deer

White Tail Deer

Welcome to MAINE HIGH ADVENTURE, a challenging outdoor program for Scouts, Venture crews and private groups offered by the Katahdin Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Each summer, hundreds of Scouts and youth alike, enjoy unique backcountry experiences in northern Maine. The area encompasses nearly 3 million acres, including Mt. Katahdin, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, the Penobscot watershed, the St. Croix International Waterway, the northernmost 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and many other streams and lakes. Experience the thrill of almost 10,000 square miles of Maine woods – paddle the same waters Henry David Thoreau traveled over 150 years ago