MTC - Camp MinsiPocono Summit Adventure Camp

If you are a thrill-seeker looking for outdoor challenges and fun, then look no further than Minsi Trails Council’s exciting NEW Pocono Summit Adventure Camp program based at Camp Minsi in Pocono Summit, PA. Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Camp Minsi serves Scouts and Venturers from throughout the region and all across the country. This special week-long program (or abridged Sunday to Thursday program) provides a variety of unique outdoor challenges and adventures in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania! Activities include: whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, zip-lining, sailing, blacksmithing, pioneering, and much more!

The Pocono Summit Adventure Camp program is designed for the exhilaration of the older Scout patrols and Venturing crews. Scouts and Venturers must be at least 14-years-old (or 13-years-old and have completed the 8th grade) in order to participate in the program.

Participants will stay at our adventure basecamp at Camp Minsi in Pocono Summit, PA and will be housed in either traditional BSA campsites with canvas wall-tents and cots, or in the dormitory-style bunks of the Weytrex Retreat Center (co-ed housing option with indoor bathrooms and showers; first-come, first-serve at time of registration).



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Participant Guide (.pdf)



  • Session 1: July 1-7, 2018
  • Session 2: July 22-28, 2018

Fill your week with adventure!

Morning Journeys
immerse yourself in a skill path for the week.

Mornings Option A
Minsi Voyageur
Step back in time and spend your mornings at our rendezvous site participating in such activities as blacksmithing, woodsmithing, tomahawk and knife throwing, hot-iron branding, lumberjacking, pioneer games, finger weaving, backcountry exploration and navigation, Dutch oven cooking, canoeing the waters of Stillwater Lake, and more.

Mornings Option B
Stillwater Sailor
Set sail for adventure! Learn how to harness the cool mountain breeze to navigate the 314-acres of open water on Stillwater Lake as part of our advanced sailing program. Your week will include small-boat sailing and sailboarding, plus you’ll be able to spend time stand-up paddle-boarding, canoeing, rowing, kayaking and swimming too!

Mornings Option C
Scout Responder
The motto of Scouts has always been to “Be Prepared.” Earn American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED certifications and develop a greater understanding of first Aid and emergency response principles. You’ll get to work with members of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and Pocono Summit Volunteer Fire Department too!

Afternoon Adventures
Set out on a different adventure each afternoon.

Monday Afternoon
Hickory Run Expedition
Explore the majestic 25-foot Hawk Falls and traverse the bolder field (a National Natural Landmark) at the nearby Hickory Run State Park.

Tuesday Afternoon
Whitewater Rafting
Enjoy an exciting rafting trip on the Lehigh River. The 8-mile trek gives you an afternoon of fun on the river interspersed with a touch of Class III rapids.

Wednesday Afternoon (Option 1)
Hawkeye Action COPE
Reach new heights as you navigate a high ropes COPE course that consist of a 60-foot climbing tower, cargo nets and a 175-foot zip-line!

Wednesday Afternoon (Option 2)
The Minsi Muck Hike
Here’s is an experience you will never forget! This hike will take you through our muddy swamps as you hike (and occasionally swim) through thick mud.

Thursday Afternoon
Mount Minsi Trek
Ascend 1,500 feet to the summit of Mount Minsi in the Delaware Water Gap. The 6-mile hike provides impressive views and breathtaking vistas.

Friday Afternoon
Mountain Biking
Ride through the Lehigh River Gorge. As you pedal the 25-mile trail, you’ll see fantastic rock formations, waterfalls, historic sites, and wildlife.

Got questions? Contact us at campminsi@minsitrails.org.

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991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-8551
Fax: (610) 465-4500

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)


991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770
Fax: (610) 266-7798

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Wed., & Fri.)
9:00am - 7:00pm (Tues., & Thurs.)
9:00am - 2:00pm (Sat.)