Sea Kayak & Caving Adventure
A sea kayak and camping trip with a caving trip at the end! Spend a week paddling, camping, and fishing on the Lampassas River and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Click here for Wild Cave Trek photos and information.
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
The Sea Kayak and Caving Adventure is for older youth and adults, usually with younger Scouts doing summer camp at Camp Tahuaya. Any Troop, Team, or Crew may send a crew on the Texas Kayak Adventure. Units doing their summer camp at Worth Ranch and Sid Richardson Scout Ranch may also send a crew on the trek, but should make their own transportation arrangements to and from Camp Tahuaya for their kayaking group.
2018 High Adventure SPECIAL: for each Scout attending one of our Scouts BSA summer camps you get $20 off one person attending high adventure.
$380.00 per person – In Council
$390.00 per person – Out of Council
You’ll paddle with experienced staff. In addition to kayaking, fishing, and low impact camping, Scouts will do several service projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers at campsites around the lake. Expect lots of fun and great campfires along the way.
Wild Caving Trip
The last day of your sea kayaking trek will be a serious wild caving trip in a Texas cave. Click here for Caving Trek photos and information.
Gear: What You Bring, What You Get
Your crew must provide your own tents and camping gear. Bring your favorite backpacking stoves. Other camping gear can be arranged if requested in advance.
The camp provides multiple kayak drybags for each participant’s clothes and sleeping bags and camping gear. You may also bring your own. Be sure to pack light! We provide, kayaks, PFDs, paddles, drybags, caving helmets, caving headlamps, elbow and knee pads, backpacking meals.
We recommend groups of 6 to 16 kayakers. Small or “partial” crews can be paired with other small crews (sign up early!). Combined crews from multiple units are welcome.
Crews must have two adult leaders or pair with another crew to meet 2–deep leadership requirements. At least one must be 21, and one 18. All adults must have a BSA Youth Protection card. Coed crews need coed leadership. Adults pay the same camp fees as youth.
We recommend that Scout participants on the Tahuaya Kayak Adventure be at least 13 years old. The following are minimum requirements, which must be met in order to ensure a safe and fun experience:
- Swimming Ability: All participants must pass the swimmer’s test. The standard BSA Swimmer’s Test will be used to classify swimmers and determine those eligible to go on kayak trips.
- Boat Handling Ability: kayakers do not have to be “experts” before starting out. They should know the fundamentals of launching, paddling positions and strokes, general safety rules about wind and weather, loading and care of kayaks and kayaking safety.
- Safety Afloat: All users of Council boats should be trained in safety afloat. Adults must bring current BSA Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat cards. These courses are offered online at the BSA Online Learning Center.
2018 High Adventure SPECIAL: for each Scout attending one of our Scouts BSA summer camps you get $20 off one person attending high adventure. End of Summer SPECIAL: participants get $10 off for Week 3 and $20 off for Week 4.
Units registering a crew for the Tahuaya Kayak Adventure must send a registration form and a deposit of $100 per person attending in order to confirm the reservation. Each individual High Adv. deposit reserves one slot. Deposits are credited to your account as a part of your total camp fees; they are not an additional charge. Deposits are non-refundable. Tahuaya Kayak Adventure deposits are separate from deposits made for other camps.
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.
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