a Northern Star Council camp located in Birchwood, Wisconsin

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Snow Base

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Winter shelter building, cross country skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, power kiting, and much more is waiting for your troop or crew at Snow Base.

Why Winter Camping? 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.  At Snow Base 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 the fullest. 

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Session 1: January 6 - January 8
Session 2January 13 - January 16
Session 3January 20 - January 22
Session 4January 27 - January 29
Session 5: February 3 - February 5
Session 6​February 10 - February 12
Session 7​February 17 - February 20
Session 8​February 24 - February 26

Snow Base is located at Tomahawk Scout Reservation just 30 miles from Rice Lake, Wisconsin.  Your adventure at Snow Base will last the whole weekend.  All of our programs start on Friday night and continue through to early Sunday afternoon.  

At Snow Base there is a program for everyone in your troop or crew.  Click here to find out more.