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Summit Base Is...
A unique collection of challenging outdoor activities.  Surrounded by the tremendous opportunities of the Adirondack Park, our program creates a full experience for any skill level.

Our trek program will carry you anywhere in the Park.  In camp, you can rock climb, participate in Project COPE, use our indoor climbing wall or take advantage of our guide services within our local mountain ranges.

 
Summit Base is located at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in the Adirondack Park of New York State.

The six million acre Adirondack Park is comprised of breathtaking mountain ranges, inspiring valleys, thousands of pristine lakes and miles of rivers and trails.

The 'North Country' is an abundance of opportunities for an individual to test oneself physically, mentally and emotionally against country as rugged and untamed as it is beautiful.

 


Upcoming Programs
Fall
Climbing Weekends  Join Summit Base for a weekend of rock climbing in Keene Valley, the epicenter of the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks! Late September and early October.

Winter
Ice climbing weekends in January through March based from Lake Placid. 

Summer
Choose from several different treks: canoeing, kayak, backpacking and rockclimbing, including caving.  Adirondack Challenge, a unique program for older Scouts.

Summit Base Climbing Tower Views of the new tower in action at Read Scout Reservation

Staff Needed… We are looking for people, 18 years of age and older, interested and experienced in facilitating outdoor adventure recreation and education to work full-time from June 13 through August 20. Competitive salary plus room and board provided.

 



2015 Registration Form

2015 Summer Trek Reservations

Gear List

View Photos, Kayak Trek 

View Photos, Adirondack Landscapes  

View Photos, Canoe/Kayak Trek, Blue Mountain Lake to Long Lake 

View Photos, Ice Climbing

View Photos, Backpacking / Canoeing Trek  

 

Staffing
Our programs provide excellent leadership. We staff only BSA National Camp School (NCS) certified guides. Our COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) and climbing programs are overseen by a NCS certified director. We take great pride in our younger staff who have participated in our programs in the past and who are now taking on leadership responsibilities.



 

The Will to Do    The Soul to Dare    The Spirit to Achieve

 

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