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Powhatan High Adventure

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

Updated May 14, 2017:

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2018 NCAC Philmont Provisional and Unit-Crew Opportunities:  NCAC is sponsoring three 2018 Philmont contingents:  P625 (6/23/24 – 7/7), P709 (7/8 – 7/21), and P716 (7/14/15 -7/28) estimated at $2400 per person for a standard trip and $2100 per person for an economy trip.  Provisional and unit-crew slots are still available on all contingents.  For a unit-crew application, click here.  For provisional youth and adult advisor applications, click here and here.  All provisional and unit crews will travel together under arrangements made by NCAC.  For more information, see here or contact Virginia Ward at vward@masonlive.gmu.edu or 571-643-2426.

2018 NCAC Florida Sea Base Provisional Opportunity:  NCAC is sponsoring a 2018 Coral Reef Sailing crew leaving on July 21 and returning on July 27.  The estimated cost is $1900 per person.  For provisional youth and adult advisor applications, see 2018 SeaBase application and 2018 Provo Advisor Application.  For more information, see here or contact Dana Abrahamsen at dabrahamsen@ftc.gov or 703-280-9782.

2018 NCAC Northern Tier Provisional Opportunity:  NCAC is sponsoring a 2018 Bissett crew for 11 nights with yet to be determined dates in July.  The estimated cost including float plane access is $2400 per person.  For provisional youth and adult advisor applications, see 2018 NT Provo Application and 2018 NT Provo Advisor Application.  For more information, see here or contact Craig Reichow at sctmstr@verizon.net or 703-478-0660.

2018 NCAC Northern Tier Special Note No. 1:  Sign-ups for Northern Tier’s summer canoeing in 2018 are already way ahead of schedule, so get your reservations in as soon as possible.  This Bissett trek (Manitoba) is the most remote of the three NT bases, so it is not recommended for first-time high adventure trekkers.  No roads, no resupply, just you and your Scouting skills for 10 nights in the wilderness.  Like seeing next to no one on the trail?  Then this is the trek for you!

2018 NCAC Northern Tier Special Note No. 2:  Please remember we also have a provisional opportunity for Northern Tier’s Okpik winter camping program.  Dates are either Dec 27 2018 – 1 January 2019 or Dec 29 2018 – 3 Jan 2019.  As NCAC’s inaugural trek, estimated cost is about $1400/person.  After training and an overnight in Ely, spend three nights in the wilderness before returning to base.  Treks involve cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking across the frozen lakes and perhaps a quick mush with a team of sled dogs.  Learning how to camp and thrive in sub-zero temperatures.  Serious bragging rights with this trek!

2018 NCAC Northern Tier Special Note No. 3:  Very limited space is still available for 2017 treks, and the lottery for 2018 summer canoe treks and 2017 Okpik winter treks was already held.  Call the Northern Tier Registrar for remaining availability if interested.  Questions on either Northern Tier summer canoeing or Okpik winter camping should go to Craig Reichow at sctmstr@verizon.net or 703-478-0660.

High Adventure Opportunities Bulletin Board:  The High Adventure Committee hosts a list at 2017 NCAC High Adventure 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.  To post a notice, send an e-mail with the details to Craig Reichow at sctmstr@verizon.net.

High Adventure Camperships:  Camperships are available to youth in need of financial assistance on high adventure trips.  The application will be available at here.  For more information, contact Virginia Ward at vward@masonlive.gmu.edu or 571-643-2426.

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 11/6/16 edition of High Adventure Program Summaries available at High Adventure Summaries.  Additional information is available at the NCAC High Adventure website at here.  Many of these programs provide provisional opportunities for youth and adults unable to participate as a unit-crew.  You are welcome to contact Dave Green at dkgreenva@hotmail.com or 703-536-5189 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, see WFA Courses or contact John Blackwell at john.blackwell@goosecreekdistrict.org or 301-346-0551.

The following are some upcoming events and training opportunities to assist in preparing for high adventure activities:

* 5/13-14 – Wilderness First Aid – $199 – Camp Snyder, Haymarket, VA.  For more information, see http://www.wildsafe.com or contact Clif Castleman at office@wildsafe.org or 703-444-9468.

* 6/3 – 2017 NCAC Philmont Advisors Meeting – 9 to 11 am – Scout Service Center, Bethesda, MD.  One adult advisor per crew must attend.  For more information, contact Brian Gannon at briangannon@outlook.com or 703-307-2267.

* 6/3-4 – 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.

* 8/5-6 – Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI – $225 – Bailey’s Crossroads, VA.  For more information, call 202-543-2040 or see REI WFA Class.

* 9/7 – NCAC High Adventure Committee Meeting – 7:30 pm – Scout Service Center, Bethesda, MD.  Scouters interested in finding out about the committee’s activities are welcome to attend.

* 9/23 & 10/21-22 – BSA Back Country Outdoor Leader Skills Training — $45 – Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Alexandria, VA and Camp Snyder, Haymarket, VA.  For more information, see BCOLS Information or contact Dominick Caridi at dscscouting@aol.com or 703-625-4196.

* 9/30-10/1 – Wilderness First Aid – $180 – Emergency Response Training, 6834 Plantation Road Frederick, MD, Emergency Response Training.  For more information, see http://www.onthetrailfirstaid.com or contact Saleena DeVore at emailert@yahoo.com or 301-228-3759.

You may contact me for additional information or questions on any of the above topics.

Craig Dubishar

NCAC High Adventure Committee Liaison to the Powhatan District

wcdubi@gmail.com

text to 703.850.1751