Openings Still Available for Sea Base in August

Patriots’ Path Council currently has five openings for Sea Base, which include two adult spots. With deadlines coming soon for airline and touring, PPC is looking to fill the spots ASAP! Click here to register.

Please feel free to pass this opportunity to any eligible Scout at least 13 years old and completed the eighth grade or 14 years of age, and adult leaders at least 21 years of age.

The contingent will fly JetBlue (yay free DirectTV in every seat) on Saturday, August 13, 2022, around dinner time and return Sunday, August 21, 2022, just after dinner time. This will be from Newark Liberty International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

After arrival, Blue Sky Adventures, a Scout-focused tour group, will provide all accommodations of ground travel, hotel stay, meals, and activities before arrival at Sea Base. This all starts with a hotel right on Fort Lauderdale beach.  The next morning, the group will enjoy a visit to the Everglades Alligator Park by transportation on an airboat ride that zips right across the water and grass on the edge of Everglades National Park including an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. After a boxed lunch, the group will have an opportunity to see and feed tarpons, which are massive game fish, just before arrival at Sea Base.  Check out the full tour!

Let’s now look at the itinerary at Sea Base!

Overview: Crews will arrive at Camp Jackson Sawyer to check in. The first night of the adventure will be spent in air-conditioned tents.

  • Day 2 will have crews kayaking to picturesque Bahia Honda State Park to enjoy all the park has to offer.
  • After breakfast on Day 3, crews will load into Sea Base vans and travel to Key West or Stock Island to board their vessel.
  • Days 3, 4 and 5 will be spent aboard a schooner sailing, fishing and snorkeling in the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys. Crews will return to the dock in the afternoon of Day 5 and will be picked up by Sea Base vans for transportation back to Camp Sawyer where they will spend the last two nights.
  • On Day 6, crews will return to historic Key West. Units will be offered a variety of sites to visit onshore. Crews will also have the option to have their final dinner in Key West. Crews will return to Camp Sawyer for their final night.
  • Crews will be preparing their meals during their stay at Camp Sawyer, and while aboard the sailing vessel.
  • On either Day 2 or Day 6, crews will have the opportunity to do a half-day snorkel on a local charter boat, snorkeling the waters of the National Marine Sanctuary.
  • After dinner each evening at Camp Jackson Sawyer, crews will have the option to snorkel from shore in the lagoon, kayak near shore as the sun sets, or fish from the shore of the camp. Crews also have the evening activity option to fish from Spanish Harbor Bridge, which is within walking distance from the camp. Fishing licenses are required by the State of Florida for persons 16 years of age and older. Fishing licenses can be purchased at A three-day saltwater license is needed beginning on the second day of your adventure if crew members decide that they would like to fish during their adventure.  All fishing gear will be provided for you.
  • All activities are subject to inclement weather and sea conditions.

Blue Sky Adventures will pick the group up in the morning and embark on an enjoyable ride to Fort Lauderdale airport back home to Newark.

This opportunity is for both boys and girls, and participants must be 14 years of age, or 13 years old and have completed eighth grade, before arrival at Sea Base.

The trip will cost approximately $2,000, which is subject to final payment to cover additional transportation costs. To register, click here.

For adults who have an interest or other inquiries, please email [email protected] for the latest openings.

Please note, there are other units with open spots as well with different touring options and Sea Base programs.  Once we are full or if you have a date conflict, we will gladly forward your interest to crews we are aware of with openings.