a Northern Star Council camp located in Birchwood, Wisconsin

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Snow Huskies

Snow Huskies is an introductory program designed to teach younger Scouts how to stay warm in the winter while having fun. 
Activities Available: Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Broomball, Winter Nature Hike, Human Foosball, Team Building Games, Orienteering, Winter Cooking, Parachute Shelter
Sleeping Outside: None
Age: 6th grade or older (11+)
Cost: $65.00
 

Spearhead

Spearhead is the first introduction to sleeping outside in the winter time.  Learn how to stay warm and have fun!  Choose from our long list of activities.  
Activities Available: Winter Shelter Building, Ice Climbing, Kite Flying, Geocaching, Cross Country Skiing, Sled Shoot, Snow Shoeing, Broomball, Human Foosball, Team Building Games, Orienteering, Winter Cooking
Sleeping Outside: Saturday Night
Age: 7th grade or older (12+)
Cost: $77.00
 

Expedition

Once you have experienced the Spearhead program move on to the Expedition Program where your skills will be tested and honed.  Learn more than just how to stay warm; learn to survive.
Activities Available: Wilderness Survival Merit Badge, Survival Scenarios, Winter Shelter Building, Ice Climbing, Kite Flying, Geocache for your Food, Cross Country Skiing, Sled Shoot, Snow Shoeing, Team Building Games, Winter Cooking
Sleeping Outside: Saturday Night
Age: 7th grade or older (12+) half of your crew must have already participated in Spearhead
Cost: $77.00
 

Dog Sledding

Stay at our mushers camp located near the south end of camp.  There, you will drive and ride a sled dog team, care for the dogs, and have some winter adventures.  
Sleeping Outside: Option to stay inside Saturday Night or Camp Outside.
Age: 7th grade or older (12+)
Cost: $195.00 for Youth, $65 for Adults
 

Limited Service

If you have your own Winter Camping trained adult leader you can go and make trip of your own as a troop.  Bring your own food, and we'll provide all the gear.  Winter Camp School training is available to adults and older youth every December.  Staff guide is not provided.
Activities Available: Winter Shelter Building, Geocaching, Cross Country Skiing, Sled Shoot, Snow Shoeing, Broomball, Human Foosball, Team Building Games, Orienteering, Winter Cooking
Sleeping Outside: Saturday Night
Age: 7th grade or older (12+)
Cost: $60.00
 

Winter Camp School

Winter Camp School training is available to adults and older youth every December. Learn how to run your own weekend winter camp from our experienced volunteer trainers. Prepares you to camp at any of our council weekend camps in the winter, or enroll as a limited service unit at Snow Base. Training dates can be found on the winter camp reservation form.
Training Topics: Winter Cooking, Getting the Gear, First Aid, Winter Camping Principles
Sleeping Outside: Saturday Night
Age: Adult Leaders (SPL's and ASPL's also welcome)
Cost: $30.00 (All inclusive)