Texas High Adventure Base

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, Ventures, 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.

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.

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  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.

$330.00 per person – In Council.
$340.00 per person – Out of Council.


HIGH ADVENTURE SPECIAL: For each youth registered in the merit badge summer camp at Worth 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.

Camp participants will be provided with:

  • boats
  • boards
  • skis
  • tubes
  • lifejackets
  • 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.

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.

High Adventure & Summer Camp flyer.