Texas High Adventure Base

Steele Island Wakeboarding

Spend a Week Learning to Wakeboard

“The Steele Island Wakeboarding Program was developed by expert wakeboarders from Weatherford and Jacksboro – all Longhorn Council Eagle Scouts. It’s a wakeboard and ski program for older Scouts, Venturers, and adults on beautiful Lake Bridgeport at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2). The program focuses on developing your wakeboarding and skiing skills, and teaching Watersports Merit Badge.

We have expert staff to help you learn this fast growing sport on some of the best wind-protected skiing and boarding water in the state. You’ll report to our marina every morning at first light and wakeboard and ski until lunch. Afternoons are free for merit badges in the main camp area, or swimming or blobbing … or sleep.

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. You will also take part in our Ultimate Tubing Wars Competition.


Week 3 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 3 receive a $5 per person discount. No Out-of-Council fees.
Week 4 Special: Troops and Crews attending during Week 4 receive a $15 per person discount. No Out-of-Council fees.
$20 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 $20 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.

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.

Fees, Schedules, & Information 2015