Eagle Base High Adventure
Eagle Base High Adventure
In a special meeting held on May 21, 2020, the Board of the Laurel Highlands Council voted to suspend summer resident camping programs and volunteer led Cub Scout Day Camp programs for the 2020 season. The board also voted to authorize a virtual Cub Scout and Scouts, BSA program to be developed, for family camping at council facilities in June, for STEM Adventure Day Camp at Camp Guyasuta to continue operation, for a Cub Scout Day Camp program at Camp Guyasuta later in the summer, and for other organized programs to be developed once Pennsylvania guidance allows. As a week-long overnight program, NYLT will be cancelled for 2020.
For a video about this decision and the process that was used to reach it please see https://youtu.be/MDTlgLEE5ik
For more information please refer to our FAQ Sheet by clicking the blue button below
If you are ready to experience true high adventure, then our Eagle Base Trek program is for you! These unique treks are available for Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Explorers 13 years of age or older. Your entire patrol, crew, or post can participate together, or individuals can sign up on their own to participate with other Scouts. Each day, participants select a different adventure activity either on-site at Heritage Reservation or off-site in conjunction with our partner vendors. All activities are led and supported by our OUTSTANDING Eagle Base staff.
Daytime Eagle Base Programs
Programs offered through Eagle Base include the following:
- ATV Adventure
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- The Nemacolin Experience
- Whitewater Merit Badge
- Whitewater Rafting
Eagle Base Day Trek Program
The Eagle Base Day Trek program is for older Scouts BSA who want to attend summer camp with their troop at Camp Liberty or Freedom but are looking for something more than merit badges. Day Trek participants camp with their troop in Camp Liberty or Freedom, then head out for adventure during the day returning by dinner to participate in evening camp program options including a new older Scout evening program option.
Eagle Base Resident Camper Program
As of 2020, there is no longer a separate resident camper option available for Eagle Base. Instead, groups interested in participating in the Eagle Base program will need to register through Camp Freedom or Camp Liberty and select the Day Trek participant option. Participants will camp and eat meals at Camp Freedom or Camp Liberty and participate in the Day Trek program. In the evening, participants will have options to participate in Eagle Base staff led or camp based programs.
How to Register
All registrations for Eagle Base programs will be made through either Camp Freedom, Heritage Reservation's dining hall feeding camp, or Camp Liberty, Heritage Reservation's patrol cooking camp. Registrants will need to select the "Day Trek" registrant option when registering.