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For a summary of each High Adventure program, click here.

For the latest High Adventure vacancies as of May 8, click here.

Updated April 14, 2016:

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2016 NCAC Philmont Provisional Opportunities:  NCAC is sponsoring two 2016 Philmont contingents:  P627 (6/26 – 7/9) and P718 (7/17 – 30).  For more information and a copy of the provisional youth and adult advisor applications for these contingents, see  http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ncacbsa.org/resource/group/95d23063-d63f-4ee8-858c-9c43c002b826/High_Adventure/HAC_2016_philmont_provo.pdf andhttp://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ncacbsa.org/resource/group/95d23063-d63f-4ee8-858c-9c43c002b826/2016_Provo_Advisor.pdf.  The standard estimated cost is $2500 per person and the shorter economy option is estimated at $2200 per person.  For more information, see the new NCAC High Adventure website at http://www.ncacbsa.org/council-committees/outdoor-adventuring/high-adventure/   or contact Virginia Ward at vward@masonlive.gmu.edu or 571-643-2426.
 
2016 NCAC Florida Sea Base Provisional Opportunity:  NCAC is sponsoring two Coral Reef Sailing Crews S717 leaving Washington on July 17 and returning on July 23 at an estimated cost of $1800 per person.  The application is available at http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ncacbsa.org/resource/group/95d23063-d63f-4ee8-858c-9c43c002b826/High_Adventure/HAC_2016_Seabase.pdf.  For more information, see
http://www.ncacbsa.org/council-committees/outdoor-adventuring/high-adventure/ or contact Dana Abrahamsen at dabrahamsen@ftc.gov  or 703-280-9782.
 
2016 Lenhok’sin Opportunities:  Lenhok’sin High Adventure is located at NCAC’s Goshen Scout Reservation.  For more information, see Lenhok’sin’s new website at http://www.ncacbsa.org/Lenhoksin or contact Erin Gillette at lenhoksin@gmail.com.
 
2017 NCAC Philmont Provisional and Unit-Crew Opportunities:  The NCAC is sponsoring three 2017 Philmont contingents:  P626 (6/24or25 – 7/8), P710 (7/8or9 – 22), and P717 (7/15or16 – 29).  Although the lottery application date has passed for Unit-crews, NCAC is also accepting provisional youth and adult advisor applications for these contingents.  These applications are available at http://www.ncacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HAC_2017_philmont_provo.pdf and http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ncacbsa.org/resource/group/95d23063-d63f-4ee8-858c-9c43c002b826/2016_Provo_Advisor.pdf.  All provisional and unit crews will travel together under arrangements made by NCAC.  The standard estimated cost is $2500 per person, but there is also an economy option estimated at $2200 per person.  For code of conduct, seehttp://www.ncacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HAC_2017_Code_of_conduct.pdf.  For more information, see http://www.ncacbsa.org/council-committees/outdoor-adventuring/high-adventure/ or contact Virginia Ward at vward@masonlive.gmu.edu or 571-643-2426.
 
2017 NCAC Florida Sea Base Provisional Opportunity:  NCAC is sponsoring two Coral Reef Sailing Crews S709 leaving Washington on July 9 and returning on July 15 at an estimated cost of $1800 per person.  The application is available at http://www.ncacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HAC_2017_Seabase.pdf.  For more information, see http://www.ncacbsa.org/council-committees/outdoor-adventuring/high-adventure/ or contact Dana Abrahamsen at dabrahamsen@ftc.gov or 703-280-9782.
 
2017 NCAC Northern Tier Provisional Opportunity:  NCAC is planning a provisional trek to Bissett, Manitoba in July 2017 at an estimated cost of $2400.  For more information, see http://www.ncacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HAC_2017_NCAC_Northern_Tier_Provo.pdf or contact Craig Reichow at sctmstr@verizon.net or 703-478-6-0660.
 
Other High Adventure Opportunities:  The High Adventure Committee maintains a list of NCAC Vacancies for crews to post notices looking for scouts and scouters to join a high adventure crew or for individuals looking for a high adventure crew to join at http://www.ncacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HAC2016_Vacancies_26Feb.pdf.  To be included in the list, contact Craig Reichow at sctmstr@verizon.net or 703-478-6-0660.
 
High Adventure Program Summaries:  For information on current program opportunities, age requirements, and prices at Lenhok’sin High Adventure, Adirondack High Adventure Area, Maine High Adventure Area, Northern Tier High Adventure Bases, Philmont, Florida Sea Base, Summit, and other NCAC high adventure programs, see the 12/5/15 edition of High Adventure Program Summaries available athttps://docs.google.com/document/d/15b-gxXAzpz7Kwyw-_HMA1gdubodgOCFvrtMCEoeG-GI/edit?pli=1.  Additional information is available at the NCAC High Adventure website at http://www.ncacbsa.org/council-committees/outdoor-adventuring/high-adventure/.  Many of these programs provide provisional opportunities for youth and adults unable to participate as a unit-crew.  You are welcome to contact Craig Dubishar at wcdubi@gmail.com or text at 703.850.1751 if you need help finding a program suitable for your situation.
 
Wilderness First Aid Opportunities:  Philmont crews are required to have two members currently certified in wilderness first aid.  For a list of NCAC High Adventure Committee-endorsed classes, seehttp://www.ncacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/HAC_2016_Wilderness_First_Aid.pdf or contact John Blackwell at john.blackwell@goosecreekdistrict.org or 301-346-0551.  BSA Venturing Crew 80, First Christian Church, 2723 King Street, Alexandria, VA also offers wilderness first aid and CPR classes at a reduced rate.  For more information, see http://www.w3bsa.org or contact Demi Pulas at demetrios.pulas@juschblackwell.com or 202-378-2395.
 
The following are some upcoming events and training opportunities to assist in preparing for high adventure activities: 
*4/16-17 – Wilderness First Aid – $240 – Arlington, VA, Wilderness Safety Council.  For more information, see http://www.wfa.net or contact Chris Tate at chris@wfa.net or 703-836-8905.
 
*4/16-17 – Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI – 9:00 am – REI, Bailey’s Crossroads.  For more information, call 703-379-9400 or see https://www.rei.com/events/wilderness-first-aid-with-wmi-and-rei/baileys-crossroads/131112.    

You may contact me for additional information or questions on any of the above topics.
 
Craig Dubishar, NCAC HAC Liaison to Powhatan District
wcdubi@gmail.com or text at 703.850.1751