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High Adventure

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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.

NEW Method for Reserving High Adventure Areas at Our Camps: Beginning August 21, High Adventure areas will be reserved using a method similar to Day Use reservations rather than designated timeslots. For more information, please  read this document.

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 Safety 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. 


Paid High Adventure Opportunities

GIrl Scouts Nation's Capital is currently hiring  part-time, weekend challenge course paid facilitators. Positions are available at both of our high ropes challenge courses: Camp Crowell in Oakton, Virginia and Camp White Rock in Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Facilitators can work at one or both camps. This is a part-time, seasonal position and if hired, applicants should expect to work 3-5 weekends per season (spring and fall for Crowell; spring, summer, fall for White Rock). For more information or if interested in applying, please email

Volunteer High Adventure Opportunities

Our Council 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 email Grace Hassler at