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High Adventure Check-In Process

With many Scouts and Leaders arriving and checking in at the same time, we need your help. We want to make this the easiest, fastest and most efficient check in process you’ve ever experienced. Staff will be available in the parking lot and at various check-in points to assist wherever needed.

  1. Upon arrival at Heritage your unit will be directed to the parking area at Keystone Lodge and will be asked to wait there until 12:30 p.m. before proceeding with check in. If you prefer not to wait in line, the line is usually gone by 1:00 p.m. Please arrive prior to 2:00 p.m. to be able to complete all check-in procedures before dinner.
  2. Your Trek Guide will meet you in the parking area and be your campsite host and will assist and lead your unit throughout the entire check-in procedure as well as give you a tour of camp so everyone is familiar with where things are located. They will provide a packet of information related to your stay.
  3. The unit leader responsible for all registration matters will report directly to Keystone Lodge with a complete roster, payment history and a form of payment for any unpaid fees. Unit bills will be settled at this time. Guest meals are paid during the week.
  4. As soon the registration matters are completed proceed to Pathfinder Lodge to review your activity selections for the week. The final activity schedule will be published after dinner.
  5. Change into your swimming suits using the bathrooms provided, grab a towel, put on shoes and continue to the medical recheck station in Pathfinder Lodge. (You can come to camp wearing your swimsuit to save time.) Be sure to have all the medical forms with you. Be prepared to present a copy of everyone’s forms for camp to keep in alphabetical order at the medical recheck station.
  6. After your medical recheck, move to the Independence Aquatics area for your swim tests. This is required for anyone to enter the Aquatics area and participate in off site aquatics activities during your stay. Each camper will receive a “buddy tag” which must be used to enter the area.
  7. Now you will visit the Quartermaster in Pathfinder to have your gear issued.
  8. Following your gear issue make sure to stop at Heinz Commissary to learn about food distribution and pick up times - a combination of traditional camp food and trail food.
  9. Return to your campsite, review and inspect camp issued gear with your campsite host, complete setup. Flag lowering will be at 5:50 p.m. with dinner following in Pathfinder Lodge.

Weight Guidelines

Any participant who exceeds the maximum weight limits on the weight chart may want to reconsider participation in our Trek programs. Anyone who exceeds these limits is at extreme risk for health problems. Participants who fall within the guidelines are more likely to have an enjoyable program and avoid incurring health risks. The absolute weight limit for our programs is 300 pounds.

Recommended Weight (pounds)

This table is based on the revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Height
Recommended
Maximum
Height
Recommended
Maximum
60"
97-138
166
70"
132-188
226
61"
101-143
172
71"
139-194
233
62"
104-148
178
72"
140-199
239
63"
107-152
183
73"
144-205
246
64"
111-157
189
74"
148-210
252
65"
114-162
195
75"
152-216
260
66"
118-167
201
76"
159-222
267
67"
121-172
207
77"
160-228
274
68"
125-178
214
78"
164-234
281
69"
129-185
220
79"
170-240
295

Eagle Base Check-Out Process

With as many as 1,200 Scouts and Leaders departing at the same time, we need your help. We want to make this the easiest, fastest, and most efficient check-out process you’ve ever experienced. Staff will be available in the parking lot and at various check-out points to assist wherever needed.

Breakfast

Pick up your continental breakfast at 7 a.m. from Heinz Commissary.

Campsite Checkout

  • Sweep the floors and wipe down walls in the campsite latrine. Scrub and clean urinal, toilet seats, and washbasin. Be sure to wear gloves and wash hands afterward.
  • Wash and rinse picnic tables.
  • Clean all stoves, cooking and campsite equipment and return to the respective boxes. Return items checked out from the Quartermaster.
  • Leave a complimentary woodpile for the next unit.
  • Pick up all trash in and around your campsite. Sort your trash and take it to the dumpsters in the parking lots.
  • Rinse out the waste receptacles.
  • Review your campsite and camp equipment with your campsite host.
  • Settle your unit’s account, pick up your patches and Troop photos, and turn in your Adult Leader and youth evaluations at the Program Hall.
  • Sign up for Heritage for next year if you have not already.