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COPE/Climbing Reservations

COPE/Climbing Registration

Occoneechee Council has several high adventure opportunities. Our COPE course has both Low and High elements.  (COPE is a Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience, BSA’s name for Challenge Courses); we have a 45’ tall Climbing Tower with 4 climbing routes and 3 different rappel stations; and we have full gear to accommodate climbing in some of the greatest natural rock climbing routes on the East coast. Once you have determined what you want to do and the weekend that you want to do it, here’s how to reserve the appropriate facility:

Year Round Reservations

How to make a Reservation


Check availability:
Using the reservation calendar to the right, see if your activity is available on the date you desire. If so, place a hold on the asset (COPE, Tower, Bouldering, Rock Climbing Equipment) through the reservation system. . Any of the facilities may be "HELD" on the Camp Durant calendar, pending approval. If someone else already has the rock climbing equipment or the tower reserved, you may contact them to see if they can share (based on combined group size).



Find Staff: 


Bouldering: Units trained in Climb on Safely may staff their own events. A ratio of 1 spotter to 1 participant is required.  If you are only using the bouldering wall, please note this on your registration form.

Climbing: Make arrangements for climbing instructors to support your event.  (minimum of 2, with a ratio of 1 instructor to 6 participants). You’ll need names for the actual reservation form. If you don’t have instructors, the Council will provide them for an additional $100 to cover their expenses.  Extended events are negotiated as necessary.

Current Directors

COPE: All COPE activities require an NCS certified COPE Director. The Council will usually provide the Director and staff, but if you have staff and/or a Director lined up in advance, that helps.

Current Directors


Complete reservation form:
Using the information from above, complete the online reservation form.
This must be submitted 30 days prior to your requested event in order to ensure staff availability.

Online Reservation 
 - Climbing


Receive Confirmation
Once your program is approved, you will receive confirmation from the Reservation Coordinator.  Confirmation will include the list of staff and any program fees.  All fees must be paid at the Occoneechee Council Office prior to the scheduled event.

Contact Reservation Coordinator 


Waiver: Complete a "Hold Harmless Agreement" for each participant and bring with you on the day of your event. Hold Harmless


Obtain keys:  Certified instructors will pick up with keys to the program area from the ranger on the day of the event.  Units only using the bouldering wall will have the area unlocked by either the Camp  Master or the Camp Ranger. on the morning of the event.

Camp Ranger 


Have fun with your event!

Staff Cabin Map

Tower Usage Fees - Boy Scout Groups

The following fee structure is developed to help support the cost of maintaining the tower and boulder wall as well as the cost of certifying Instructors and Directors.

Boulder Wall Use Fee (full day)


Tower Use Fee (full day)


Council Provided Instructor
(per day, 8AM - 5PM, $200 minimum)


Units wishing to share the cost of a days activity with another unit may do so. The units are responsible for coordinating all the fees. All fees are due at the council office 1 week prior to the scheduled event.

Tower Usage Fees - Non BSA Groups

Tower/Bouldering Wall - NON BSA Use Fees

Non BSA groups may request use of the facility by contacting the Reservation Coordinator. The following requirements apply:

  • The group must have proof of a $2 million liability insurance policy covering the activity.
  • Facility use fee is $400.00 per day for up to 18 participants. All staff will be provided by the council.

NOTE: A $100 deposit is due at the time of the reservation with the balance due 3 weeks prior to the scheduled event.

Any questions about use of the climbing facilities can be directed to the Council Office.  They will make arrangements for a council climbing director to contact you if the questions are of a technical nature.

COPE Usage Fees

Project COPE Usage Fees

The use of Project COPE requires an NCS COPE Director and minimum of 1 facilitator in a ratio of 1 facilitator to 12 participants.  

The overall cost of the COPE course varies based on the desired program.   BSA Units pay $75.00 for the use of the facility, plus $5.00 per person when scheduled in advance.  Please contact the Council Office or the Reservations Coordinator for more information.