High Adventure Camp

Forms and additional resources/info may be downloaded from our Resource Bank.

The excitement and adventure of a week at the James River Adventure Base, Pipsico Scout Reservation will not be a week forgotten. Participants can choose to attend on a provisional or a unit basis to one of our four exciting programs designed to be exciting and challenging for youth and adults. Each activity has a specific age requirement which can be found below. Each of these programs will offer participants one of the most comprehensive programs you will find anywhere. Our location on the James River is only 2 miles form the First Permanent English Settle located at Jamestown Virginia. We are also close to Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach Virginia!

*Early Bird 2014 Pricing & High Adventure Program(s) Reservation Form*
PEX – $395
SCUBA Camp – $515
Sail Hampton Roads- $495
Scout vs Wild – $275
*Fees must be paid in full by 4/30/14 or the regular fees will apply.*

SCUBA Camp (Please visit our Resource Bank for more info)

Earn your Open Water Scuba Certification and your Scuba Merit badge! Participants must have earned the Swimming merit badge prior to camp.

Pipsico has partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Diving Center (organizers of the annual SCUBA Jam) to produce an intense week of underwater adventure concluding at Lake Rawlings.  With this SSI certification, it is possible to dive all over the world. Unlike many certifications, the Open Water Certification never expires. The course consists of three parts: Classroom, Confined Water, and Open Water. Each component must be completed to achieve the course certification. Participants will have the opportunity to have 2 days worth or 4-6 open water dives at Lake Rawlings in VA.  All divers will need to complete a specific SCUBA medical form and have their own mask, boots, fins, snorkel.  Chesapeake Bay Diving Center offers two gear packages with “Scout Discounts” for enthusiasts.

Participants must be 13+ by 6/1/14 and be able to pass a BSA Swim Test.  This program is available to all BSA members (youth, adult, male & female).

Sail Hampton Roads (Please visit our Resource Bank for more info)

This program provides older Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts and Sea Scouts with the opportunity to experience a full week of sailing including port visits every night along the along the southern Chesapeake Bay, James and Elizabeth Rivers. Life aboard is not a luxury cruise, rather it is a continuous learning experience aboard a working sailboat. All members of the crew learn and work together to successfully operate their boat while underway. These boats will be a unique home for participants throughout the week providing transportation, fun, entertainment cooking, and sleeping accommodations. Most participants will become very attached to their vessel by the end of the week as they learn to control her all on their own!

Each of the 4 port visits will provide participants with a wide variety of fun, interesting, and educational experiences that will not be forgotten. Stops along the way include but are not limited to: A tour and dinner in historic Cape Charles, a stop in Hampton River, a seafood dinner at Smithfield Station Marina, a tour of Nauticus and the battleship Wisconsin in the City of Norfolk and lastly a lunch tour at the historic Fort Wool at the mouth of Hampton Roads.

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Participants must be 13+ by 6/1/14 and be able to pass a BSA Swim Test.  This program is available to all BSA members (youth, adult, male & female).

The Pipsico Experience (PEX) (Please visit our Resource Bank for more info)

Participants spend a weeklong summer camp experience along the banks of the Historic James River running through a gauntlet of diverse activities.

Participants rotate through a series of programs such as canoeing, tubing, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, black-powder rifle shooting, tomahawk throwing, paintball flinging, climbing, blacksmithing, cooking, and pool partying!  There will be three off-site experiences to include fishing on a head-boat in the Chesapeake Bay, taking a ghost tour in colonial Williamsburg, and finishing the week riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens.

Participants must be at least age 14, or 13 & completed 8th grade, and be able to pass a BSA Swim Test.  This program is available to all BSA members (youth, adult, male & female).

Captain John Smith Experience (Please visit our Resource Bank for more info)

An adventure program that takes the participants into an interactive, open ended scenario approximating the circumstances of the settlers of Jamestown. Scouts will be making decisions that will directly impact the outcome of the events around them. Everything from making money for the Virginia Company, to finding sources of food and water, to relations with the native population will be left in the hands of the participants.

Scouts will begin Monday with a trip to the Jamestown Settlement and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the challenge of the early settlers of the Americas.  Participants will learn how to use colonial era building materials, equipment, and tools (including wood working, food preparation, black powder rifles, fishing, metal working, and more).  Mid-week colonists visit colonial Williamsburg for a ghost tour.

This is a challenging wilderness survival outpost program designed from those truly seeking an adventure to test Scouting skills and establish an appreciation for the early colonists of the Americas.

Participants must be 14+ by 6/1/14 and be able to pass a BSA Swim Test.  This program is available to Boy Scout youth.