Snow Base and North Wind

Scouts BSA Winter Camp

Enjoy an outfitted weekend of winter fun with our trained Winter Camp Staff in January or February. Staying warm is easy when we provide cold weather training, winter clothing, camping equipment, excellent meals, and outdoor activities. Our tiered programs and commitment to innovation ensures fun for all experience levels a new challenges each winter.


Scouts should camp each month, and we make it easy. All you need to do is sign up. We provide everything else you need, including:

  • Quality cold weather clothing
  • Quality cold weather camping gear
  • Staff Guides to lead and train you
  • Food and lodging


Both locations offer our standard winter camping programs, Experience and Spearhead. Experience is designed for Scouts newer to winter camping: you'll sleep indoors but spend the full day outdoors doing activities in the snow. Spearhead will present the additional challenege of sleeping outdoors in shelters you create, but comes with more advanced program offerings, including Snow Sports merit badge.

North Wind offers Search & Rescue merit badge during select weekends and a Saturday-only Ice Fishing program where participants can earn Fishing merit badge.

Snow Base offers Dog Sledding every weekend, but has extremely limited space in this program. To help make sign-ups more fair, Dog Sledding registrations happen via a lottery that opens September 15th.

Snow Base Dog Sledding Lottery (Opens 9/15)


We have two different locations with very similar offerings - choose whichever is best for you!

North Wind is based out of Stearns Scout Camp in South Haven, MN.

Register For North Wind (Opens 10/1)

Snow Base is based out of Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, WI.

Register For Snow Base (Opens 10/1)

Winter Camping Catalog

The Winter Camping Catalog is your one-stop-shop for all things Winter Camping. It includes information such as the:

  • Dates we are offering each program
  • Schedule for each program
  • Pricing for each program
  • Payment timeline
  • Packing list

Interested in learning more?

Check out the Winter Camping Catalog

Schedule a Promo Presentation

Plan a winter camping presentation in September to show the program options to your unit. If you’d like to have one of our staff come out and do a presentation for you, we can bring examples of the gear, show a video, describe the programs, and answer any questions.

Schedule a Winter Camping Presentation

Contact us

Liam Pretzel

Camping Assistant
Snow Base and North Wind