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High Adventure

Safety Activity Checkpoints | High Adventure at Our Camps | Participating in High Adventure | Approved High Adventure Vendors | FAQ

Girl Scouts, participate in high adventure experiences that are truly transformative.  Paddle a canoe, shoot a bow and arrow, or challenge yourself on our high ropes course above the tree tops. The experiences will build your confidence as you take-risks and get outside your comfort zone. Challenge yourself at your level and learn new skills as you progress in the  outdoors.

What is High Adventure?

High Adventure is any activity that requires special training or skills to participate safely and effectively. High adventure activities include horseback riding, archery, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, and many, many more. For a full list of high adventure activities and what you need to do to participate in them safely, please read the Safety Activity Checkpoints section below.

Safety Activity Checkpoints 
Girl Scouts USA provides all Councils with guidelines and regulations for high adventure activities called the Safe-ty Activity Checkpoints (SACs). Each Council can modify the SACs to fit their specific needs. Please familiarize yourself with the Safety Activity Checkpoints of any high adventure activity you intend to partake in, whether it is through the Council or an outside vendor. 

High Adventure at Our Camps at a Glance

Paid High Adventure Opportunities

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital is currently hiring paid facilitators for our challenge courses! Positions are available at two of our camps:

Camp Crowell (Oakton, VA)

Camp White Rock (Capon Bridge, WV)

The challenge course paid facilitator is a seasonal, part-time, weekend position (Spring, Summer, Fall). The courses are open primarily on Saturdays and very occasionally on Sundays. Time commitment is preferably 3-5 weekends a season.

Use this link to apply.

Questions? Email Grace Hassler at

Volunteer High Adventure Opportunities

GSCNC is looking to expand our list of volunteer high adventure facilitators!

If you are certified in a high adventure activity and would like to share your skills beyond your own troop, please fill out this facilitator interest survey

*If you are not currently certified in any high adventure activities but would like to become a volunteer trained facilitator, you are also encouraged to fill out this survey.