On weekends in January and February we offer winter camping opportunities to troops and crews. Experiencing the winter through these programs can come in a couple different forms. You can sleep outside in special below zero sleeping bags or sleep
indoors. Throughout the day you'll learn how to stay warm while
participating in fun activities. Some examples are: ice climbing,
tubing, cross country skiing, fat tire bike riding. We also offered
some advanced programs featuring dog sledding, draft horses, downhill
skiing and snowboarding, and ice fishing.
Why go Winter Camping?
No bugs, no lines, no problem. Winter Camping is an important part
of Scouting, especially if you live in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Troops
and Crews should be camping every month, but that can be hard in those
cold winter months. Having the right gear can be expensive.
It is hard to find someone who knows how to winter camp. We provide all
the gear that you typically have to buy yourself, and we have trained
staff to guide you through your winter adventure. Your guide will show
you how to stay warm, build winter shelters, and experience winter to
Who can go?
Scouts in 5th grade or older, Venturers, adult leaders and parents can participate.
When is Winter Camp?
On weekends in January and February.
Where is Winter Camp?
We have two different winter camping programs:
Snow Base is located at Tomahawk Scout Reservation (Birchwood, WI)
North Wind is located at Stearns Scout Camp (Annandale, MN)
Visit the North Wind and Snow Base information pages to learn more
about their different programs, watch videos, review costs and to