Summit Action Point Adventures

Zip Lines

  • Action Point Parallel Zip Line 1,350-1,450 ft.

  • Canopy Tour #1

Bikes and Boards

  • Mini Sampler BMX Track

  • Skateboard Mini-Ramp with Launch Ramp

  • Three 1 km Mountain Bike Trails

  • Action Point Mountain Bike Pump Track and Skills Course

  • Mountain Bike Trails in Adventure Valley

  • Eight Rider Starting Gate with Beginner and Intermediate Obstacles

Shooting Sports and More

  • Sporting Arrows Archery Area

  • Trap Shooting Area

  • 25 ft. Easy Stair Step Sculpted Rock Ledge System  with Two Rappelling Stations and Six Climbing Stations

Our “Best in Class” Action Sports Consultants

BMX and Skate
Spohn Ranch
ESPN partnered with Spohn Ranch to design and build the X-Games competition courses for the first five years of the event. They have provided courses for every major skateboard and BMX competition since that time.

Canopy, Zip Lines, and Challenge Courses
Bonsai Design

Since 1992, Bonsai Design has developed the best arboreal systems in the industry. Their accomplishments include designing and installing the first twin-line system in America and designing and installing the first “quiet run” zip line system in the world.

Mountain Biking
Gravity Logic
Known for designing and developing “The Best Mountain Bike Course in the World” located in Whistler, B.C., Gravity Logic brings plenty of international experience to the Summit. They have designed and constructed courses in Russia, Korea, Sweden, and North America.

Rock Climbing
Eldorado Climbing Walls
You don’t build a climbing wall today without first consulting with Eldorado Climbing Walls. Their clients include Colorado State University, Triangle Rock Gym, Pensacola Christian College, and many, many others.

Shooting Sports
The Shooting Academy
The Shooting Academy is recognized as the leading authority for prestigious shooting range design. They designed and directed the construction of the Shooting Range in Nemacolin, PA, at the Woodlands Resort, one of the finest in the world.


What's new at the summit?

Create World Jamboree-Style Scouting Neighborhoods

  • Smaller camping footprint (1,000 acres) than Fort A.P. Hill (5,000 acres).
  • Maximum distance to arena from any subcamp will be 1.5 miles.
  • Twenty subcamps organized into five villages.
  • Much smaller subcamp staff.
  • Troops will be assigned to subcamps in a manner that promotes the highest level of interaction.
  • One subcamp will be dedicated to Venturers.
  • Almost all adult staff will be housed and fed in the adult camp (6,000 to 7,000).
  • Walking will be the mode of transportation. Personal vehicles will not be allowed in the jamboree footprint.

Build Flexible Infrastructure to Support Both THE Jamboree and The Summit Year-Round Programs

  • Permanent camp sites with bathroom facilities.
  • Underground electricity and fiber optic cable for the entire site.
  • The first jamboree at The Summit will have more temporary facilities than future jamborees.
  • The Summit Center will be designed to function as the visitor experience area.

Embrace Cutting-Edge Technology in the Jamboree Operational Model

  • Jamboree will utilize technology at every possible level from the submission of applications through the duration of the event.
  • Plans are to utilize mobile technology to provide programming, data and individual schedules.
  • BSA technology will become part of the jamboree “magic.”

Employ a Seamless Logistics and Supply Operation

  • Jamboree will provide all troop equipment—tents, cooking equipment, etc.
  • Participants will only bring a duffel (jamboree will supply), sleeping bag, and personal gear.
  • Food will be pre-packed by troops, with cooking designed for troops rather than patrols.
  • Commissary will be offsite, with troop food delivered to villages.
  • Lunches will be issued with breakfast in the morning so that participants will have them wherever they are.

Deliver a World-Class Program—Constantly on the Move

  • Program will be more diverse, more intense, and have a higher energy level than previous jamborees.
  • Jamboree will engage participants on a more intense program level in areas of interest to them.
  • Program will be available from daylight to dark.
  • Day of Giving Back.
  • New Jamboree Trek program.
  • Merit badges connected to program areas rather than a "merit badge midway."
  • Arena shows designed to entertain and inspire youth members.

Showcase a Visitor Experience Very Different than the Participant Experience

  • Visitors and participants can come together in the 90-acre Summit Center.
  • Access to program areas will be limited to jamboree participants.
  • In the Summit Center, visitors will be offered a “jamboree lite” experience with a sampling of jamboree activities, constant entertainment and activities in the arena area, in addition to the exhibit and display areas.
  • Jamboree visitors will be provided an improved experience and charged a reasonable but appropriate fee.
  • Pre-registration will be required and available early 2017.

Enable a Volunteer-Driven, Professionally Guided Jamboree Staff Opportunity

  • Staff mantra—“volunteer–driven, professionally guided.” No duality of one volunteer and one professional in each major assignment.
  • Less management, more customer-engaged staff.
  • Emphasis on recruiting younger staff members by providing shorter commitments than entire jamboree.
  • OA will provide more than 600 Arrowmen for programs such as Jamboree Trek and Day of Giving Back.
  • Jamboree staff camp will be separated from participant camps, with vast majority of staff housed in the staff camp.

Go Green, Go Healthy, and Go Safe

  • Jamboree will use absolute best practices of eco-friendly camping—an example to other camps.
  • Embrace conservation practices and Leave No Trace camping.
  • Promote childhood health and fitness.
  • Walking will be the mode of transportation for everyone.
  • Healthy food and drinks offered.

Sustain the Scouting Movement for the Next 100 Years

  • Jamboree will preserve the best of jamboree traditions while creating new ones.
  • Scouts, staff, and visitors will be introduced to the World Brotherhood of Scouting at The Summit.

Offer Scouts, Scouters, and Visitors a True, Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

  • A jamboree at The Summit will truly be that once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who attend.


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Tacoma, WA

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