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North Wind

Winter Just Got More Fun


North Wind is a weekend camping program put on by the Many Point staff during the months of January and February. North Wind provides the equipment, personal gear, food, and trained Guides to ensure Scouts have an excellent winter camping experience. We have many tiered program options to provide opportunities for any skill level winter camper. We are proud of our innovation that ensures there are new activities available for Scouts regardless of how many times they've come to North Wind.

Want to learn more? Request a presentation at your unit meeting.

Some Activities You'll Do At This Event

Snow Shelter Building

Come build winter shelters like Quinzees, Igloos, parachutes, or other wilderness survival like structures at our overnight winter programs.

Come build winter shelters like Quinzees, Igloos, parachutes, or other wilderness survival like structures at our overnight winter programs.

Night Hike

The familiar old trail that you've hiked dozens of times is suddenly new.

The familiar old trail that you've hiked dozens of times is suddenly new.

Knots and Lashings

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Tubing and Sledding

Head out to camp for some classic winter fun.

Head out to camp for some classic winter fun.

Broomball

A unique winter sport that anyone can play.

A unique winter sport that anyone can play.

Hot Chocolate

Who doesn't want a cup of cocoa at camp?

Who doesn't want a cup of cocoa at camp?

Cross Country Skiiing

Our camps are the the perfect setting for cross country skiing.

Our camps are the the perfect setting for cross country skiing.

Escape Room

Can you and your team escape Spider Island before the spiders return?

Can you and your team escape Spider Island before the spiders return?

Camp Store

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is an age-old activity essential to travelling in deep snow.

Snowshoeing is an age-old activity essential to travelling in deep snow.

Stargazing

There sure are a lot of stars in the sky!

There sure are a lot of stars in the sky!

Snow Sports

Learn from life long skiers and professional snow boarders how to be the best, all while working towards earning Snow Sports merit badge.

Learn from life long skiers and professional snow boarders how to be the best, all while working towards earning Snow Sports merit badge.

Geocaching

Geocaching is an orienteering course using hand-held GPS units.

Geocaching is an orienteering course using hand-held GPS units.

Search and Rescue

Learn from professional rescuers through winter based Search and Rescue challenges all while staying warm in North Wind gear.

Learn from professional rescuers through winter based Search and Rescue challenges all while staying warm in North Wind gear.

Team Building Games

Enjoy the outdoors and hanging with your unit while doing new team building games each season.

Enjoy the outdoors and hanging with your unit while doing new team building games each season.

Card Games

Indoors or outdoors, camp can be the environment to try something new.

Indoors or outdoors, camp can be the environment to try something new.

GaGa Ball

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

Winter Cooking

Learn to cook filling and tasty food in the arctic

Learn to cook filling and tasty food in the arctic

Ice Fishing

Learn to ice fish with Minnesota's finest, utilizing modern equipment to feed your patrol.

Learn to ice fish with Minnesota's finest, utilizing modern equipment to feed your patrol.

Ice Climbing

Get to feel what it's like to kick a crampon and stick an ice pick into our ice walls this winter.

Get to feel what it's like to kick a crampon and stick an ice pick into our ice walls this winter.

Fat Tire Biking

Hit the trails this on a Fat Tire Bike and explore the trails in a new way

Hit the trails this on a Fat Tire Bike and explore the trails in a new way

Human Foosball

Stay warm while playing a real life size version of Foosball at Winter Camp

Stay warm while playing a real life size version of Foosball at Winter Camp

Maps and Compass

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Ice Safety

Learning to cross ice safely is a crucial part to any fun winter adventure. Come to Winter Camp and we'll teach you how to test ice for safe crossing.

Learning to cross ice safely is a crucial part to any fun winter adventure. Come to Winter Camp and we'll teach you how to test ice for safe crossing.

The North Wind programs below provide first rate training in winter camping skills, which includes staying warm, proper clothing, winter first aid and much more. The gear and training provided allows participants time to enjoy the great outdoors during the winter months at any temperature.

Check out the opportunities below, join us for an Experience (introductory), Adventure (intermediate) to build your skills, or Expedition (advanced) to put your skills to the test. Want a specialty adventure? Check out our outfitters programs. These programs include excellent meals, outdoor activity, unique games and recognition. And don't worry, everything is designed to provide outdoor opportunities no matter how much snow there is on the ground.

Main Programs

A. Experience 2018

A. Experience 2018

Introductory level program designed to teach cold weather winter skills while sleeping indoors.

B. Adventure 2018

B. Adventure 2018

Intermediate level program designed to advance your winter skills while sleeping indoors

C. Expedition 2018

C. Expedition 2018

Advanced level program designed to test and hone your winter skills. Will you survive two nights outdoors?

Specialty

2018 Advancement

2018 Advancement

Introductory level program designed to teach cold weather skills, work on advancement and sleep indoors.

2018 Ice Fishing

2018 Ice Fishing

Specialty program designed to teach the skills of ice fishing.

2018 Outfitters - Search and Rescue

2018 Outfitters - Search and Rescue

Scouts earn Search and Rescue merit badge through exciting scenarios like missing campers and mock plane crashes.

2018 Snow Sports

2018 Snow Sports

Specialty program designed to expose you to outdoor winter sports.

Who can attend North Wind?

Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, and Adults

When are programs offered?

Weekends in January and February

What is provided?

North Wind will provide the equipment (sleds, sleeping bags, cooking, etc...), most of all the cold weather clothing (bring your own long underwear and jacket) and all meals (they're tastey!). See related content for a packing list.

What should I pack for camp?

Participants will need to bring some clothing items to wear under the cold weather gear we provide as well as some personal items. See related content for a full packing list.

  • Indoor Sleeping Bag, pillow, etc.
  • Long Underwear (not cotton)
  • Non absorbing upper body layers such as wool or polyester
  • Outer Shell – A winter jacket with hood works great.
  • Plastic bowl, mug, spoon, and fork.
  • Personal items – Toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick, handi-wipes, deodorant, etc.

Meals are provided, what if I have a food allergy?

We will do our best to meet the special dietary needs of the participants in your unit. We have alternative menu items for those with special dietary restrictions due to medical or religious reasons. See related content for more information on dietary restrictions. We will not be able to meet the special dietary needs of any participant without advance notice. Special dietary restrictions must be entered into the reservations system online roster two weeks prior to your arrival.

What if weather conditions are severe?

Information regarding current weather conditions and Northern Star Council Winter Camp Programs will be available at 651-254-9134 the week of camp.

Where do I check in?

At North Wind check in occurs at Heritage Lodge. See your unique program options schedule for arrival time.

What forms should I bring?

Each participant will need to have completed a health history (parts A/B).

2018 Advancement

2018 Advancement

Introductory level program designed to teach cold weather skills, work on advancement and sleep indoors.


 Stearns Scout Camp
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Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

1/5-8/2018, 1/12-14/2018 (MLK Weekend), 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018


2018 Ice Fishing

2018 Ice Fishing

Specialty program designed to teach the skills of ice fishing.


 Stearns Scout Camp
South Haven, Minnesota

Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

1/5-8/2018, 1/12-14/2018 (MLK Weekend), 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018


2018 Outfitters - Search and Rescue

2018 Outfitters - Search and Rescue

Scouts earn Search and Rescue merit badge through exciting scenarios like missing campers and mock p
 Stearns Scout Camp
South Haven, Minnesota


2018 Snow Sports

2018 Snow Sports

Specialty program designed to expose you to outdoor winter sports.


 Stearns Scout Camp
South Haven, Minnesota

Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

1/5-8/2018, 1/12-14/2018 (MLK Weekend), 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018


A. Experience 2018

A. Experience 2018

Introductory level program designed to teach cold weather winter skills while sleeping indoors.


 Stearns Scout Camp
South Haven, Minnesota

Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

1/5-8/2018, 1/12-14/2018 (MLK Weekend), 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018


B. Adventure 2018

B. Adventure 2018

Intermediate level program designed to advance your winter skills while sleeping indoors


 Stearns Scout Camp
South Haven, Minnesota

Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

1/5-8/2018, 1/12-14/2018 (MLK Weekend), 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018


C. Expedition 2018

C. Expedition 2018

Advanced level program designed to test and hone your winter skills. Will you survive two nights out
 Stearns Scout Camp
South Haven, Minnesota

Registration Open!

This Year's Dates

1/5-8/2018, 1/12-14/2018 (MLK Weekend), 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018



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