High Adventure Committee

  • The High Adventure Committee (HAC) is dedicated to promoting high-adventure programs in all NCAC districts. Volunteer scouters, including District High Adventure Coordinators, meet at 7:30 pm on the first Thursday of September through May at the Marriott Scout Service Center.  The HAC is responsible for:
  • providing information and assistance to NCAC youth and adults on High Adventure program opportunities, and
  • conducting planning, logistics and training for expeditions to National and regional High Adventure bases with contingent crews from our Council.

Online registration is now open for these 2022 NCAC HAC-sponsored expeditions:

  • Philmont 12-day backpacking
  • Sea Base 7-day coral reef sailing
  • Northern Tier 10-day wilderness canoeing

For more information, contact:
HAC Chairman John Blackwell  via email or call 301‐346‐0551
NCAC Staff Advisor Eric Smith via email or call 301-214-9188

2022 Philmont, Sea Base & Northern Tier Adventures Available

The High Adventure Committee (HAC) has an allocation of Philmont treks and Sea Base Adventures for units or individuals in 2021 as in previous years.

Trip logistics are totally handled by the HAC, freeing crews to focus physical and mental preparation. This is terrific if your unit hasn’t planned a High Adventure trip in a while or if you are newly-formed like the Girl Troops being created thru-out NCAC. Make your trip of a lifetime come true next year! Three Philmont dates and one Sea Base date are open now, but hurry these trips will go fast:

  • Philmont – July 10, 2022 to July 24, 2022
  • Sea Base – August 9, 2022 to August 15, 2022

Cost includes all air and ground transportation, lodging, meals, sightseeing activities (Philmont crews are expected to experience whitewater rafting and other local outdoor tours) and the National HA base fee.  The expected cost for Philmont in 2022 is $2,595. The expected cost for Sea Base in 2022 is $1,800.  For more information send an email to highadventure@ncacbsa.org.

Sea Base

  • (2021 Dates coming soon)

Cost includes all air and ground transportation, lodging, meals, sightseeing activity and the Sea Base fee.  2021 cost should be similar to $1,950 in 2020.  Download this application and send to: highadventure@ncacbsa.org

  • 2021 Sea Base Provisional Application (available soon)
  • All Sea Base payments will be made online by selecting the button below. 

Northern Tier

Although there are presently no HAC-sponsored trips to Northern Tier scheduled, if you are interested in requesting one, download this application and send to: highadventure@ncacbsa.org

  • 2021 Northern Tier Provisional Application (available soon)