Steele Island Wakeboarding
Learn to Wakeboard!
The Steele Island Wakeboarding Program was developed by expert wakeboarders, all Eagle Scouts from Weatherford and Jacksboro in the Longhorn Council. It’s a wakeboard and ski program for older Scouts, Venturers, and adults on Lake Bridgeport. participants stay at at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2). The program focuses on developing your wakeboarding skills, and teaching Watersports Merit Badge.
May 16 Update: The Longhorn Council has made the difficult decision to NOT operate our summer RESIDENT camps and high adventure camps this summer at Camp Tahuaya, Worth Ranch, and Sid Richardson Scout Ranch. This decision was made after a lengthy and difficult process of information gathering and discussion, with the main concern being for the safety of our Scouts, leaders and camp staff. Units may receive full credit for a future camp reservation, or transfer the fees to another camp or program, or request a full refund. Click here for the message from Scout Executive John Coyle regarding closure of 2020 summer resident camps.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. We will reopen unit camping reservations as soon as it is possible so that units to camping again and do their own programs. Some individual programs and equipment will be available for individual units camping on their own at Longhorn Council camps this summer.
- Week 1 June 7-13
- Week 2 June 14-20
- Week 3 Jun 21-27
- Week 4 June 28-July 4
Report to our marina every morning at first light and wakeboard until lunch on the best wind-protected wakeboarding water in the state. Afternoons are free for classes or swimming or sailing or blobbing or tubing … or sleeping.
You’ll report back again for the evening program right after supper and ride until dark. Expect to crash a lot, but you’ll be amazed to see how significantly your skills will improve throughout the week.
Camp Staff interview UPDATE. In view of the current precautions being taken in regards to the coronavirus, we are cancelling in-person face-to-face Camp Staff interviews. To set up an appointment for a phone or online interview please email your request to the camp director.
Week 3 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 3 receive a $5 per person discount.
Week 4 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 4 receive a $10 per person discount.
$10 CAMP + 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.
*NOTE: Cyber-100 Sale prices are granted on the camp final payment as actual attendance is finalized.
Camp participants will be provided with:
- program equipment
Any personal equipment brought to camp must be inspected by the staff before use. Advance wakeboarding instruction will only be available to participants in the Steele Island program. Scouts enrolled in Watersports Merit Badge will cover the basic requirements.
All participants must be at least 13 years old or graduates of 7th grade and must pass the BSA Swimmer’s Test at camp or in an approved Pre-Camp Swim Test. Participants who are unable to pass the BSA Swimmer’s Test will be enrolled in the traditional summer camp program and will not receive a refund.
Participants from SR2 will camp with their units in our base camp. Camping arrangements will be made at SR2 for Steele Island participants from Troop camping at Worth Ranch or Camp Tahuaya, but Troops must make their own transportation arrangements to and from SR2.
Limited Space Available
The Steele Island Wakeboarding program is limited to 24 participants per week. Enrollment is first come-first served and based on full fee payment. Adults are welcome on a space available basis. All participants pay the same fee.
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