Chisholm Trail Adventure

A Week of High Adventure and Watersports on a 12,000 Acre Lake!

You get a pontoon boat for a week and do a new high adventure outpost every day on our camp’s 15 miles of Lake Bridgeport shoreline. Choose from Vikings, US Cavalry, Texas Rangers, Covert Ops, ATV’s, drone racing, climbing, sporting clays, Comanche Village, Highland Games, and cowboy cooking. Cool off with watersports every afternoon: sailing, wakeboarding, tubing, Blobs, kayaking, SUP’s & more! OA members can also sign up individually for the OA High Adventure Trail Crew.

Chisholm Trail is a unique and unforgettable high adventure base, our flagship program. Your crew is certain to have an outstanding high adventure experience!  Troops and Crews from 44 states, England, Scotland, and Mexico have come to Chisholm Trail. Located 60 miles west of DFW airport.

We are preparing high adventure 2021 to meet the strictest of covid-19 protocols as necessary. Our policies will be guided by the guidance of the CDC, the State of Texas, and BSA. Click here for our COVID-19 Postponement, Cancellation, and Refund Policies. We will continue to update as necessary our event, camp, and training calendars and our recommendations to units as we receive new guidance from our public health leaders.

OA-High Adventure Trail Crew 2021. – NEW! Arrowmen from any council can sign up for a week of cheerful service and High Adventure. Experienced OA staff will lead OA participants on 3 days of on trail conservation, construction, and maintenance, and 3 1/2 days on a doing high adventure outposts and water sports at Chisholm Trail. Check it out!
It’s world-class living history and high adventure!  Every evening you go to a different high adventure outpost, leaving the next day at noon to drive your pontoon boat to your next watersports base.  Watersports include wakeboarding & tubing, the Blobs, sailing, windsurfing, SUPs (stand-up paddleboards), and kayaking.  Click on the video at right for the LATEST HD video!

Our Chisholm Trail Programs:

U.S. Cavalry

A Drone banking into a turn on the race course at Chisholm Trail's Drone Racing Outpost.
Drone Racing
Chisholm Trail participants at the ATV Trail Ride Outpost. After completing their training course they do a 3-4 hour trail ride in our wilderness.
Chisholm Trail participants communicate with their search teams in the operations center at the Covert Ops Outpost.
Covert Ops
It's 1840 and a crew at Chisholm Trail's Texas Ranger Outpost fires a volley in a battle reenactment with outlaws on the Texas Frontier.
Texas Rangers
A crew member shooting a round of Sporting Clays at Chisholm Trail.
Sporting Clays
A Chisholm Trail participant takes a break climbing on the cliffs of Hermit's Cave. The camp has 5 miles of cliffs.
Two of our 24 Chisholm Trail pontoon boats head out on the main lake from the sailing Base - heading for their next outpost.
Boats & Info
Part of our fleet of sailboats out on the main lake at Chisholm Trail.
Sailing Base
Launched from the Blob into the lake at the Chisholm Trail marina.
The Blobs
A Scout wakeboarding at Chisholm Trail. Youth and adults can also spend a whole week learning wakeboard skills at our Steel Island Program.
2 Scouts tubing in the afternoon at Chisholm Trail.

We are 71 miles from DFW airport.

In Council.
Reserve by January 1:       $400.00
Reserve by February 28:   $420.00
Reserve after Feb. 28:       $440.00

Out of Council
Reserve by January 1:       $410.00
Reserve by February 28:   $430.00
Reserve after Feb. 28:       $450.00.

Sign up for the 2021 OA High Adventure Trail Crew:  NEW!  Register online.


HIGH ADVENTURE SPECIAL: For each youth registered in the merit badge summer camp at Camp Tahuaya, Worth Ranch, or Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, the unit gets $10 off one youth or one adult attending a Longhorn Council High Adventure program (up to the number of youth and adults attending high adventure). Includes Troops and Crews from the same chartering organization.

High Adventure & Summer Camp flyer.
High Adventure minimum age is 13 years old.

Camp Staff Application