Summit Site Selection, Master Plan & Development
In July of 2008, Trinity Works directed a site selection process that solicited 80 proposals from 28 states. After narrowing down to three options, a design charette was held to test program and preliminary pricing of each site, resulting in two finalists. A thorough review of entitlements and incentive packages led to purchase by the Boy Scouts of America of 10,600 acres in central West Virginia, The Summit Bechtel Reserve. Trinity Works was retained to lead the collaborative and complex planning, design, and development process in preparation for the 2013 Jamboree and future programs. Trinity Works assembled a team of consultants, architects, engineers and contractors to ensure that every aspect of the project was carefully planned, managed and delivered. In addition to accommodating up to 48,000 overnight campers and 30,000 day visitors, the Summit is host to an array of world-class adventure sports facilities, including a 100,000 square foot open-air skate park and the largest man-made, outdoor climbing facility in the world.
Size: 10,600 acres
Timeline: July 2008-September 2013
Photos By: Peter Robins & Gary Hartley