Winter Adventures at North Wind and Snow Base

Northern Star Scouting has two amazing winter camp program bases. North Wind is located at Stearns Scout Camp near Annadale, MN and Snow Base is located at Tomahawk Scout Camp near Rice Lake, WI. Both programs provide lodging, gear, food, staff, and our core program tracks (Experience and Spearhead).

Snow Base Offerings

  • The Experience Program
  • The Spearhead Program
  • The Dog Sledding Program

North Wind Offerings

  • The Experience Program
  • The Spearhead Program
  • The Ice Fishing Program
  • The Search & Rescue Program

Why go Winter Camping with Us?

Scouts should camp each month, and we make it easy. All you need to do is sign up. We provide everything else you need, including:

  • Quality cold weather clothing
  • Quality cold weather camping gear
  • Staff Guides to lead and train you
  • Food and lodging


Registration opens October 1 at noon. Registration is first come, first served. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required per person to hold a spot in the program.

Register today!

This year, to help combat how quickly Dog Sledding registrations fill up, we're opening a lottery on September 15th. Participants will be asked to fill out their names, age, and previous winter camping experience. We will then place participants into the program by October 1st. Any remaining spots that were unable to be filled will become first-come, first-served on October 1st alongside registration for other programs opening.

Visit our Winter Camping page to join the Dog Sledding lottery.


The Winter Camping Catalog is your one-stop-shop for all things Winter Camping. It includes information such as the:

  • Dates we are offering each program
  • Schedule for each program
  • Pricing for each program
  • Payment timeline
  • Packing list

Interested in learning more?

Check out the Winter Camping Catalog

Schedule a Promo Presentation

Plan a winter camping presentation in September to show the program options to your unit. If you’d like to have one of our staff come out and do a presentation for you, we can bring examples of the gear, show a video, describe the programs, and answer any questions.

Schedule a Winter Camping Presentation

Contact us

Liam Pretzel

Camping Assistant
Winter Adventures at North Wind and Snow Base