Northern Star Scouting - 2022 Snow Base Winter Camp

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2022 Snow Base Winter Camp

Event Details

Winter Camp Program Catalog

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.

Please review the Winter Camp Program Catalog with all your families. This catalog includes information on programs, dates, costs, what to bring, how to plan and much more. Link to Catalog can be found above.

Fees and Deposits

A deposit is required per person to hold a spot in a program. Deposits range from $25 per person to $100 per person, depending on the program. To register you must provide names, ages, gender and winter camping experience.

The balance of your crew fees is due to the Northern Star Council office on December 1 if you're attending during January, and on January 1 if you're attending in February. Because of the limited number of places available each weekend due to equipment and lodging limitations, crews are responsible for the number of participants that they registered. All fees paid are non-refundable.

North Wind

For more dates and availability, see the North Wind registration page. North Wind offers many of the same programs as Snow Base, but is based out of Stearns Scout Camp in South Haven, MN. For more information, see the Winter Camping Catalog (linked above).


Before Departure

  • Review the Packing List with your Scouts. Please remember your face coverings. Make sure that Scouts are not packing cotton clothing to wear on trail. You do not need to request gear in advance. This will be checked out in our outfitting area at camp.
  • Screen your Scouts and Leaders using the Health Screening Checklist. You don’t need a completed screening checklist this winter for each Scout. We will not be collecting these at camp, but we will ask you if you have done this screening with your Scouts and Leaders before departure for camp. Anyone exhibiting signs/symptoms of COVID-19 may be ask to leave camp.
  • (Spearhead/Survival Adventure Only) Complete an Activity Interest Survey for each program group you have. Complete this by the Wednesday before you arrive.
  • Collect Health Forms (Parts A&B) for all Scouts and Leaders. Be ready to turn these in at check-in. You will get these back at the end of the weekend. 
  • If you’d like to get a jump start on winter camping principles, here’s a video created last year Winter Camping Principles Video. This will review safety rules, first aid, cold weather basics, and review the gear you need to bring and what we provide.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Encourage all your Scouts and Leaders to be vaccinated.
  • Screen your Scouts and Leaders using the Health Screening Checklist. You don’t need a completed screening checklist this winter for each Scout. We will not be collecting these at camp, but we will ask you if you have done this screening with your Scouts and Leaders before departure for camp. Anyone exhibiting signs/symptoms of COVID-19 may be ask to leave camp.
  • Face coverings will be required for all participants regardless of vaccination status while indoors (except while sleeping).
  • We have reduced the capacity of all indoor bunkrooms by 50%. A room that previously housed 24 people will only hold 12 people this winter.
  • We will work to minimize the need for troops/packs to share bunkrooms with other troops/packs. Our goal is to never have more than two different troops/packs in a bunkroom together.
  • With indoor sleeping capacities being reduced, some participants will be placed in housing away from base headquarters. You may be required to drive 1-3 miles to other lodgings at camp.
  • While eating indoors, we will eat in shifts to reduce the number of people indoors at the same time.

Arrival

  • Plan to arrive between 7:30pm and 8:00pm. (Doesn’t apply to ice fishing program)
  • Map to North Wind(Stearns)  --  Map of North Wind(Stearns)
  • Map to Snow Base(Tomahawk)  --   Map of Snow Base(Tomahawk)
  • When you arrive, you will be greeted by our staff in the parking lot. They will direct you to your bunkroom.  
  • Friday Night Items (Doesn’t apply to ice fishing program)
  • Arriving on time is important. There is a lot to cover on Friday night. Arriving late will may delay departure on trail and make it hard to complete all your winter activities. Here are the tasks planned for Friday night:
  • Get settled into your bunkroom.
  • Check out winter camping gear (Participants of the Experience Program will do this on Saturday morning).
  • Review Winter Camping Principles with your guide
  • Review Activity Plan and complete Trip Plan
  • Pack Gear Sleds
  • Pack Trail Food

Schedules

Schedules can be found in the Program Catalog

Food Service

We provide Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, and Dairy Free options. If you have someone that needs to bring their own food, please contact us directly with their needs and we’ll walk through the menu with you to determine what they need to supplement.

Departure

Scouts usually leave camp around 1:30pm on Sunday. Troops/Packs can leave earlier if needed. If leaving early you may miss activities on Sunday morning.

Cancelation Policy For Scheduling Conflicts and Emergencies

  • If a unit cancels 14 days prior to the start date of the program, a refund less the initial nonrefundable deposit will occur. 
  • If a unit cancels within 14 days of the start date or is a no show at camp, full payment will be forfeited.
  • In the event of an extreme family emergency (i.e. death in the family) or illness (doctors signed note required) a full refund will be granted. The document must be submitted at the time of check in at camp in order for the Troop to receive their refund.

Cancelation Policy For COVID Related Reasons

We want to ensure that all families feel safe and comfortable sending their children to camp:

  • If a family decides to no longer attend camp due to health risk, we will refund all fees paid, less the deposit, if the request is received by our office at least three weeks in advance of the start of their camp session. Requests outside of this timeframe will be evaluated individually.
  • This practice will continue through the end of March 2022 and will be evaluated on a quarterly basis.
  • If camps or activities are forced to close due to COVID, units will be given a choice to credit all fees toward a future reservation or receive a full refund.
  • For other events and weekend camps, we are recommending fees and deposits be carried forward to a new date. If preferred, we will make full refunds upon request.

 

 

Contact
When & Where
Snow Base - Session A
Tomahawk Scout Camp
Friday 01-07-2022 7:30 PM CT to
Sunday 01-09-2022 1:00 PM CT Past
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Snow Base - Session 1
Tomahawk Scout Camp
Friday 01-14-2022 7:30 PM CT to
Sunday 01-16-2022 1:00 PM CT Past
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Snow Base - Session 2
Tomahawk Scout Camp
Friday 01-21-2022 7:30 PM CT to
Sunday 01-23-2022 1:00 PM CT Past
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Snow Base - Session 3
Tomahawk Scout Camp
Friday 01-28-2022 7:30 PM CT to
Sunday 01-30-2022 1:00 PM CT Past
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Snow Base - Session 4
Tomahawk Scout Camp
Friday 02-04-2022 7:30 PM CT to
Sunday 02-06-2022 1:00 PM CT Past
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Snow Base - Session 5
Tomahawk Scout Camp
Friday 02-11-2022 7:30 PM CT to
Sunday 02-13-2022 1:00 PM CT Past
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Snow Base - Session 6
Tomahawk Scout Camp
Friday 02-18-2022 7:30 PM CT to
Sunday 02-20-2022 1:00 PM CT Past
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Snow Base - Session 7
Tomahawk Scout Camp
Friday 02-25-2022 7:30 PM CT to
Sunday 02-27-2022 1:00 PM CT Past
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