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Swift Base -- Venturing Summer Camp​​​​​​​

Operating as a Exploring or Venturing Summer Camp since 1965 at the 5200 Acre S Bar F Scout Ranch near Farmington, Missouri, the Swift Base is truly a unique program for summer camp for your Venturing Crew, Explorer Post, or older Scout Patrol. 



Every week of  Swift 2014 is a new adventure! In addition to our standard Swift program of climbing, rappelling, horses, skiing, tubing, and challenge course, each week holds a different adventure:

June 15-21 -​ Past,​ Present, Future ​​
June 22-28​ -
Sea Scouts vs. Pirates
July 6-12 -​ Are You Tough Enough? 

In addition, each week you can really dig deep into some programs and become an “Expert” in aquatics, horseback riding, and shooting. 2014 will bring an opportunity to participate in discover SCUBA each week.

Registration is now open for Crews, and Troops both in and out of Council.

More on Signing Up.


Our 270-acre Nims Lake serves as the focal point for water skiing, sailing, fishing, canoeing, swimming, water tubing, sun bathing, kayaking and water sliding. Our herd of horses will allow you to saddle-up and explore the wilderness trails. If heights and challenges are your thing, we offer rock climbing, rappelling and a high and low ropes course. You may want to try your hand at firing a .22 rifle or bow and arrow. Evening programs include campfires and dances, volleyball and crazy competitions, or you might go out for a canoe overnight with your crew. At Swift, you choose what you want to do. 


All meals are served in Swift Lodge -- dining-hall style. You camp on a campsite with your unit and your leaders. Tents are set up for you on wooden frames. Each of our five campsites are scattered in the woods, so that you have shade and some privacy. More on Swift Facilities