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Boy Scout Merit Badge Adventure Weekend

FOR GROUP BOOKINGS:
Sarah L. Dickson,
Group Sales Coordinator
828.450.3400

Hosted by the Daniel Boone Council & Adventure Center of Asheville

2020 Weekend Postponed until Spring 2021

Merit Badge Workshops are offered Saturday at Asheville Catholic School.  There is a large selection of classes that range from Goin’ Great to Eagle required badges. There are over 25 classes offered including Mountain Biking on site at the Adventure Center of Asheville.

Merit Badge Workshops will include:

  • Architecture
  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Aviation
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship Nation
  • Citizenship World
  • Communication
  • Dog Care
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Engineering Pulp and Paper
  • Family Life
  • First Aid
  • Fly Fishing
  • Goin’ Great
  • Medicine
  • Mountain Biking
  • Movie Making
  • Personal Management
  • Photography
  • Signs, Signals and Codes
  • Space Exploration
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Weather and Scholarship
  • Wilderness Survival

Pricing and Details

  • $25/scout, $5/adult-includes merit badge sessions for the day, lunch and patch
  • All merit badge sessions will be at Asheville Catholic School, 12 Culvern Street, Asheville, NC, 28804. (Mountain Biking will be at Kolo at the Adventure Center.)

Optional Adventure Activities at the Adventure Center of Asheville include:

Camping at the Adventure Center

Saturday night, $10/person for camping, Saturday night cracker barrel, Sunday hot breakfast
(optional Friday night camping for out of town troops)

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park

Saturday Twilight at 7:30pm

ATAP is a challenge course in the trees that has over 77 unique climbing, rolling, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park. There are 7 different adventure trails ranging from beginner to challenging levels. There are several elements that are representative of the activities you can do in North Carolina including a sky kayak, a parkway tunnel, a snowboard in the sky, swinging hula hoops, bumper boats and a zip hang glider, all in the trees that make this a "Truly Asheville Adventure."

We use a new technology called "smart belays" that, when used properly, are designed to assure Park Guests are attached to safety systems at all times and cannot detach from the system until they have completed the aerial trail and are back on the ground. Guests can explore freely knowing the safety system monitors their attachments and is designed to not allow accidental unclipping from the safety points. It is an active adventure that incorporates physical fitness and personal accomplishment.

For the Twilight trip, watch the world transform from dusk to night while climbing in the trees. Trails will be illuminated to give climbing the obstacles a new perspective. Over 15,000 colored lights, plus colorful lasers sparkling on thousands of leaves, cables, rope, and platforms throughout the park will create a mystical tree climbing experience like you can’t imagine.

Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventure

Express Tour - Saturday at 6PM and Sunday at 9AM

An urban canopy tour that includes 7 ziplines and 1 sky bridge in treetop platforms on several large adventure towers with mountain and skyline views of Asheville. The sky bridge is an opportunity to slow down and look around in our largest trees to learn about the history of the city and the trees.

AZCA offers the best of many worlds. It is convenient to Asheville and exciting. It is urban with views of downtown Asheville. And it is set on a 124-acre resort and designated tree preserve perched in and amongst some of the oldest and largest oak trees in Asheville. Zippers will enjoy scenic mountain views, as well as spectacular views of the Asheville skyline, as they fly through tree-lined corridors.

  • ages 8 and over
  • all guests must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs.
  • 2 hours
  • Boy Scout Troop 61 will provide an adult chaperone for each trip
  • $49/person

Kolo Bike Park

Weekend Pass

Part of the Adventure Center of Asheville is a bicycle experience called Kolo Bike Park with approx. 3 miles of purpose-built mountain bike and cyclo-cross trails; wooden features with a jump line on rolling terrain; and an adult and kids pump track. We like to think of it as a mountain bike sampler-pack.  Some of the features you'll find are:

  • Machine-built flow trail with dirt berms and rollers
  • 2 pump tracks for beginner and advanced
  • Wooden balance features and bridges
  • Wooden step-down and gap jumps
  • Dirt jump area with jumps ranging from easy to difficult
  • 180-degree wood berm

The park is designed for all rider levels. Whether you're just learning, taking it easy, or looking to push your edge a bit - you'll find a taste of it at Kolo Bike Park. Hand-built single track in wooded space

  • Helmet and closed toe shoes are required
  • Pass is available from Saturday at 5pm until Sunday at 5pm
  • $15/person

HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 10-5

Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+

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The Adventure Center of Asheville
4.7
Based on 125 reviews
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keven buttray
keven buttray
19:42 19 Sep 20
So many fun things to do!!
Kat Douglas
Kat Douglas
13:17 11 Sep 20
Friendly & Knowledgeable staff. My Son & I had a BLAST doing the Tree Top Adventure, We will deff be back!
Marc Kerr
Marc Kerr
03:02 08 Sep 20
Zipling was so much fun and I enjoyed it. Donovan and Brandon made my experience something to remember. The staff the... entire time was amazing.read more
Dorothea Young
Dorothea Young
18:07 07 Sep 20
Great staff where you purchase tickets. Well maintained trails
Andre Dickens
Andre Dickens
17:46 06 Sep 20
We decided to do the kids zipline course with our 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter and it was the best family... activity we have done. The kids enjoyed the course so much they did it 4 times. The guides and instructors were great and we are planning to come back to do the obstacle course. I would highly recommend this as a family activity.read more
Benjamin Chapin
Benjamin Chapin
23:49 26 Aug 20
Did the zip line tour. Staff was great, equipment sanitized and in good shape, had a blast conquering heights while... zipping along!read more
Mandy Yancey
Mandy Yancey
19:00 23 Aug 20
We did a zip line tour yesterday for my husband’s birthday trip. Our guides, Brandon and Donovan were fantastic! They... were fun and engaging. This was my first time zip lining. I’m not great with heights and they put me at ease. Thank you for a great time! HIGHLY recommend.read more
Veronica
Veronica
18:58 22 Aug 20
Donnaben and Brando made the experience memorable. They are super nice and train you well.
M L
M L
20:00 09 Aug 20
Our son has enjoyed two weeks of bike camp at KOLO this summer. Fantastic time with great counselors. He enjoyed it... so much, he wants to be a counselor in training next year.read more
Karmin Andrew
Karmin Andrew
22:29 01 Aug 20
Fun, safe, easy to arrange. Knowledgeable staff. Very well run operation.
Jennifer Olinger
Jennifer Olinger
00:41 17 Jun 20
My 9 year old enjoyed Kolo bike park camp last week - and he is back this week with his 13 year old sister enjoying... Adventure Camp. They are having a blast a rating it a “13” on a scale of 1-10. And kids are honest! Great staff. Safe and social distance friendly. Get outdoors and live life!read more
Jenna Morgan Hamilton
Jenna Morgan Hamilton
14:03 16 Jun 20
Our family came to the Asheville area from Virginia for a long weekend in an effort to change up our scenery and give... our kids something to look forward to because we had been under our stay-at-home order since mid-March. We decided to do the ziplining tour at Asheville Adventure Center because it gave us a chance to do something as a family outside and it was an activity the kids were really excited about. The folks at Asheville Adventure Center were amazing. Very friendly, with a great customer service attitude. We had our safety training with Jeff, whom I think is the owner, and our ziplining guides were Brandon and Donovan. They were terrific. Very low stress, but also very focused on safety and procedure. We had a very nice time talking with them over the two hours and we can't say enough about how much they added to our enjoyment of the experience. During the ziplining, we all had to wear facemasks because it was not possible to always stay six feet apart during time on the tree platforms but it was not too much of a bother and it actually ended up keeping my face warm because it was cool and breezy up in the trees. We highly recommend this company and will come back to do another activity with them the next time we come to Asheville!read more
Stephanie Worley
Stephanie Worley
18:21 01 Mar 20
I was not prepared for how hard it was but I had a great time. Staff was friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back!
TheGalway Girl
TheGalway Girl
17:03 28 Jan 20
Wonderful family fun with a variety of activities. Need to do better about waiting time in line to check in.
June Davidson
June Davidson
11:50 09 Oct 19
My first time on a zipline and I loved it! I was especially impressed by the safety standards at the Adventure Center.... They took time for a training session to ensure all participants could demonstrate basic skills. ANY time a participation was up high, he/she was securely tethered by at least one (usually more) line to a strong cable. But our guides weren’t all business. Their jokes, stories, and little dance/demonstrations added greatly to the super fun experience. So go, zip, laugh and know you are in very safe hands.read more
Matthew Townes
Matthew Townes
01:01 30 Jul 19
Loved that all the kids could participate and could be fairly independent (our group had ages 5-9). Also challenging... enough for the more experienced adults in the group.read more
Manish Katiyar
Manish Katiyar
15:21 07 Jul 19
Great place for kids to get aquatinted with zip lining
Wendy Long
Wendy Long
01:01 14 Jun 19
Great experience for groups, either family or company groups on a retreat. This was my 1st time. And some parts were... harder then I thought but I got through it. They have levels of course (easy-difficult) you can take kids too! My daughter is 13 and can go on the bigger zipline. A fun experience!! I would definitely recommend! (They even do "Amazing Race" type set ups for larger groups .read more
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Kolo Bike Park
4.4
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Alisa Taliercio
Alisa Taliercio
22:11 24 Sep 20
My son loved this place. It is all he has talked about and he can not wait to go back. Very well maintained course for... mnt biking!read more
Hillary Landry
Hillary Landry
09:23 01 Sep 20
Short trails with overgrown areas that should be kept up with, but we managed to make the best of the trip. There are... still some nice opportunities to work on skills. The staff in the gift shop were not friendly. The dirt jumps were closed due to rain the morning before, so plan accordingly with weather.read more
Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks
02:10 27 Aug 20
They do a jump night during the summers that is fun and well attended. It’s a fun little park. They’ve worked hard... on it. There are lots of little features to work on things like jumping and dropping. They do have a more advanced jump line... but that seems to be it for very advanced features.read more
association for traditional studies
association for traditional studies
12:47 25 Jul 20
As locals, we love having a full bike park just 10 minutes from the house--pump tracks, single trails, skill park and... friendly, fantastic staff. Our son goes to camp here all summer, and I ride with him several afternoons a week after work. Definitely consider the annual pass, as the more you know the park, the more you realize it has to offer. UPDATE: PLEASE CONSIDER EXTENDING CAMP NOW THAT SCHOOLS HAVE MOVED TO ONLINE LEARNING! Perhaps two sessions a day to handle the crowds (morning group, afternoon group) or afternoons or... WE WILL SIGN UP! Our children will need more than just outside time with homeschooling, but outside time that builds skills and involves learning.read more
Josh Ward
Josh Ward
04:02 23 Jul 20
Great bike park with multiple pump tracks, singletrack trails, and kids tracks. One of the few parks we've been to with... bicycle tracks specifically for the little ones. My kids loved it! The whole park is covered in well marked mountain bike tracks and trails divided up by skill level. You can rent bikes or bring your own to ride. Tons of fun for beginners or advanced riders!read more
Daniel Kneale
Daniel Kneale
22:28 11 Jun 20
I brought my son out here to fight boredom and get some exercise and accomplished both. In addition we had a great... deal of fun and met some great people!Upon arrival my son decided to inform me that his brakes weren't working at all. There we were with no tools or ability to continue riding. Luckily an employee at the park named Collin came to the rescue. He had my son's bike stopping better than ever. Great facility. Great people. Great tracks. 3 tons of fun!read more
Diego Salgado
Diego Salgado
20:01 28 Jan 20
Skill park and dirt jump, trails are so short!
Ross Bower
Ross Bower
15:14 06 Sep 19
Great bike park. Lots of options. Have a lot of places for kids/beginners and bigger stuff for the more advanced... riders. Great community events and social media presence. Clean and relaxed environment. 🤙.read more
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The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.

Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park

85 Expo Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

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