The popular Spooky-Trail is a fun opportunity to have some spooky fun with your pack. Bring your costume and be ready for a spooky-good time.
- 6:00 p.m. - Check-in and Registration
- 6:30 - 10:00 - Campsite Set-Up and Pack Time
- 7:45 a.m. - Breakfast
- 9:00 - 11:50 - Morning Program
- 12:00 - Lunch
- 1:00 - 5:00 - Afternoon Program
- 5:15 - Dinner
- 6:30 - 7:30 - Trunk or Treat
- 8:00 - 9:00 - Spooky Trail and Skits
- 9:00 - 10:00 - Campsite Campfires and pack times
- 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
- Pack up and head home after breakfast
Spooky-Ree is designed to be an activity based program instead of advancement based. Scouts will not complete adventures during the scheduled activities. There will be time during the weekend for the pack to organize their own rank advancement activities if desired.
Spooky Ree FAQ
WHO CAN GO TO SPOOKY-REE?
Cub Scouts (Lions to Arrow of Light Scouts), Parents, and Siblings
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
2024 fees have not been determined at this time. For reference, 2023 fees have been left below:
- Scouts: $38
- Siblings over 5 years of age: $38
- Siblings under 5 years of age: FREE
- Adults: $15
IS FOOD SERVICE INCLUDED?
You may choose to cook your own food or eat in our dining hall. Meal Service plans begin Saturday morning with breakfast and end Sunday morning with breakfast.
Meal Plan options (fees may change for 2024):
- All meals for weekend (Dine-In): $27
- Price per person per meal is $9
WHAT HOUSING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
- Phillippo: tenting only. Participants must provide their own tents.
- Stearns: both tenting and indoor housing available. Participants must provide their own tents.
- Kiwanis: both tenting and indoor housing available. Participants must provide their own tents.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration opens September 1st each year! Head to the Register tab on this page to pick your location.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CAMP?
Spooky-Ree is a full weekend event. Make sure you are prepared for an entire weekend away from home. Use this checklist as a baseline as you get packed.
- Sleeping Bag
- Warm Layers (October can be cold in Minnesota)
- Rain Gear
- Eating Utensils and Cooking Supplies (If cooking in your own campsite)
- Closed-Toed Shoes
- Water Bottle
- Halloween Costume!
- Thermometer and hand sanitizer
WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO BRING TO CAMP?
All participants must have a completed BSA Medical Form (Parts A and B only) and youth must also complete the Minnesota Shooting Sports Waiver.
All forms must be turned in at check in for your camp session. Digitally submitted forms will not be accepted.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
We try to provide healthy and safe meals for every participant. Please be sure to note on your registration any dietary needs or health concerns at least 1 week prior to the start of camp. Typically we are prepared to accommodate vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free, and peanut/nut free as long as we have enough notice prior to the event.
WHAT Is THE PAYMENT TIMELINE?
Full payment is required at the time of registration
WILL THERE BE CHANGES TO THE CAMP SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM OFFERINGS This Year?
Beginning in 2023, current Lions (youth in kindergarten) may shoot archery, but no longer shoot BB guns per the National Guide to Safe Scouting.
In 2023, the program will be using an open house style of programing, allowing Packs and families to more freely choose which activities they would like to do. We are also excited to announce the return of camp wide programs such as campfire! Camp will continue to monitor the current health guidelines from the MN Departments of Health and will adjust the program accordingly.
All events hosted by the Northern Star Camping Department utilize the same cancellation policy:
Requests for refunds/cancellations need to be made in writing (preferably via email). The amount refunded is determined by when we are notified. If we are notified:
- 30 or more days prior to the start date of your session: all fees paid besides the deposit will be refunded to you or your unit (dependent upon the program you are cancelled for).
- 29 to 8 days prior to the start date of your session: all fees paid besides the deposit will be refunded to you or your unit as a credit that can used for any program operated by the Northern Star Camping Department.
- This credit can be applied to any future registration(s) that have a balance due.
- This credit will be available for 365 days from the date of the cancellation.
- Some examples of programs this credit could be used at include: Cub Summer Camp, Scouts BSA Summer Camp, Fall Day Camp, Polar Cubs, North Wind, Snow Base.
- This credit currently cannot be applied to facility reservations or events held by other parts of Northern Star, such as the Klondike Derby or Wood Badge.
- 7 or less days prior to the start date of your session: all fees paid will be forfeited.
Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the camp director for family or medical emergencies.