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New River Adventure is a high adventure program based out of Camp Powhatan. As a provisional camp, adult leaders are not required. Adults are welcome to join the fun if desired.

Participants spend three days rafting Class V whitewater rapids on the New River Gorge in West Virginia and participate in low and high COPE and rope courses. They will spend two days caving, rock climbing in the New River Gorge, whitewater canoeing in the New River Gorge, participate in our ATV course, or pistol shooting (for Venturers only).

New River Adventure is full of action-packed activities in the New River Gorge and on the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation. 

Download the Leaders' Guide for more information.

From Our Blog

Friday, June 19, 2020
2020 Adventure Day Experiences Although our typical summer camp program was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are offering one day programs that include: Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Biking, ATV, Shooting Sports, and Canoe Treks.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Hornaday Awards are the premier conservation awards in Scouting. The Hornaday Silver Medal is the rarest award in Scouting, with only a half a dozen awarded nationally each year compared to 50,000 Eagle ranks. Scouts who wish to earn a Hornaday award earn Merit Badges or Venturing Ranger award requirements and complete several large conservation projects.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
HELLO SCOUTING FAMILES!!!! Welcome to Jungle Adventure Camp!! Your local Scouters and Camping Committee have been working around the clock to prepare an awesome and fun-filled adventure for you Cub Scout! We are offering a 1 day/ overnight adventure in the jungles of Powhatan!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boy Scout age range?
Youth can join a Boy Scout troop who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
Is Scouting safe?
Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting is required to complete a Youth Protection training course and a criminal background check.
What supplies does a Boy Scout need?
The single most important piece of equipment a Boy Scout needs is the Boy Scout Handbook.