The River – Rafting and Kayaking

The River program track focuses on skill development and competency in kayaking and whitewater rafting.

Building a foundation of sound boating skills is critical to advancing to more difficult whitewater. Translation? The better your foundation, the more fun you can have.

The New River Gorge region is home to The Summit and boasts some of the best whitewater in the world. Join us for kayaking skill development at The Summit followed by two days kayaking and rafting in the New River Gorge.

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The Program

This is a seven-day/six night program running Sunday to Saturday. It consists of one day of kayaking instruction at the Summit where we assess what you already know and then, add to your skill set.

Then, we will take you for a day of kayaking the Upper New River
followed by a day rafting the legendary Lower New with its world-renown Class 3 to Class 5 rapids.

As a bonus, each member of your crew will be able to select three additional elective activities at other Summit adventure venues. A half-day service project and a ride on the Big Zip – our 3⁄4 mile zip line – round out your week.

Each night (Monday-Friday), we will open the Scott Summit Center for activities, fun and socializing. The Scout Summit Center incorporates small versions of our adventure sports venues.

The Details

This program is open to registered Scouts and Venturers who are at least 13 years old by the September 1 of the year they attend and their registered leaders.

The minimum group size is seven with the majority being youth members. Maximum crew size is 12 (but the majority must still be youth members).

The Summit provides tents, cots and all program equipment for your unit. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the Summit dining hall. Shelf-stable lunches will be issued to accompany participants to their daily program activities.