Special Older Scout Programs

Our older scout programs are for the Scout with a few years of camp under their belt who is looking for a little more out of Summer Camp this year. Bert Adams Scout Camp offers separate older scout programs appealing to a variety of interests so there is something for every Scout!

Due to the nature of these programs and the difficulty of the activities, these programs are suggested for Scouts 13 and older or have completed the 8th grade.

Laurel Mountain Heritage Program

Bert Adams News Team(On Camp)

The Bert Adams News Team is designed for those scouts who want to spend the week diving into the world of fast-paced journalism. In addition to working on four unique merit badges, News Team members will create and publish a daily newspaper, develop video news broadcasts and create and distribute content for the Bert Adams Facebook and Instagram feeds. This program is an all-morning session everyday program. The remainder of the day, the News Team will be freelancing to develop content that may interest them.

Woodruff Xtreme Program

Bert Adams Xtreme (Off Camp)

Bert Adams Xtreme is for older Scouts who want additional outdoor challenges, both physically and mentally. This program packs a lot of adventure into one week. Scouts will experience horseback riding, single-track mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking and swimming, a whitewater rescue clinic as well as ending the week with the thrill of rafting both the Nantahala and Ocoee rivers. It’s an Xtreme amount of action and an Xtreme amount of fun!

All participants must pass the swimmer test at Bert Adams Scout Camp during the current season. The swim test must be completed on Sunday before you leave camp.

Participants will leave Bert Adams Scout Camp on Sunday evening, returning Friday afternoon, and will stay in cabins at the Ocoee Outpost in North Carolina.

The downloadable Whitewater Express Waiver form is required for this “off camp” activity.

Laurel Mountain Heritage Program

Whitewater Challenge (Off Camp)

The ultimate whitewater experience, Whitewater Challenge is for older Scouts who desire a lot of additional river experiences in an independent program. Activities for this week-long adventure include rafting, kayaking and canoeing on rivers in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Activities will include kayak training, whitewater rafting, capsizing, stroke and paddle work, reading rivers, canoe handling skills and paddle skills – such as side slips, eddy turns and peel outs.  

Participants will leave Bert Adams Scout Camp on Sunday evening, returning Friday afternoon, and will stay in cabins at the Nantahala Outpost in North Carolina.

All participants must pass the swimmers test at Bert Adams Scout Camp during the current season.

This program is designed for youth. As such, there will be limited availability for adults 

The downloadable Whitewater Express Waiver form is required for this “off camp” activity.