Scout Trips at Ft. Snelling Base Camp

Experience active learning at our Fort Snelling Camp facility

What is Base Camp?

Base Camp is an urban camp facility located right in the Twin Cities, near historic Fort Snelling. We offer indoor and outdoor programs year-round for every type of youth and adult groups!

Program Options for Scout Groups, Church Groups, and Community Youth Groups

Base Camp is available for any type of youth group. We have program combinations that use some, or all, of our Base Camp activities including rock climbing, archery, high ropes course, space shuttle simulator, robotics, and biking! We also offer lock-in programs, birthday parties, and special events for groups.

Lock-ins are very popular options for Scout Units! Come to Base Camp for a fun overnight that can include climbing, archery, games, advancement, pizza, and movies!

We offer too many options to list them all, so visit our youth program catalog.

Field Trips for Schools

School groups choose from four exciting field trip options for affordable and interactive days for students:

  • Team Building: Students learn how to be part of a team and work together solving problems and building trust. This 5-hour field trip uses low ropes team initiatives, the climbing wall, and archery to share team building concepts.
  • Leadership: Students, 8th grade and older, take team building concepts to the next level by looking at what leadership styles are needed to be successful. During this 5-hour field trip, students complete a leadership workshop and use that knowledge to work through group initiatives and the high ropes course.
  • Outdoor Skills: Learn the basics of outdoor survival and camping. Students will learn the basics of orienteering, shelter, and fire building along with other valuable skills.
  • Fitness: Students, 8th grade and older, learn the basics of bike safety. A bike trip along the Mississippi is the main part of this full day field trip

Get more information and register your school for a Base Camp Field Trip

Corporate Team Building and Special Event Rental

Base Camp is a great place for adults too! Try some of our activities for your work team outing or host your next banquet, meeting, or special event here. Base Camp's climbing walls and brick interior provide a unique backdrop for your next event.

Check out all the details for adult groups programs

Scout Trips at Ft. Snelling Base Camp