At the Raven Knob Aquatics area, Scouts enjoy swimming, lifesaving, snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, small-boat sailing, and stand-up paddleboarding. All activities take place on beautiful Lake John Sobotta, at our newly-redesigned waterfront facility in the heart of camp.
Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in Aquatics activities. Swimming and Kayaking merit badges are popular with younger Scouts, and older Scouts often elect to go sailing, snorkeling, or participate in the open-water mile swim. Scouts age 15 and older may enroll in the rigorous BSA/American Red Cross Lifeguarding program. Successful completion of this course earns the Scout two professional lifeguarding certifications from the Boy Scouts of America and the American Red Cross.
Aquatics also offers many trainings and recreational opportunities for adult leaders during the week. Training courses in Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Aquatics Supervision (Swimming & Water Rescue and Paddle Craft Safety), and BSA/American Red Cross Lifeguarding are available. Additionally, adults may train for the open-water mile swim, participate in free swimming and boating events, and volunteer to row for the mile swim or to be a lookout for any aquatic activities.