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Northern Tier Summer - Frequently Asked Questions

How many participants can we bring to Northern Tier?

Crew size at Northern Tier is often determined by the location you are paddling.  In Ely, MN – crews can from 6-8 participants.  In the Atikokan, ON and Bissett, MB, crews can be up to 11 participants. 

You can register as many crews as your unit feels comfortable.  There is a limit each day to the total crews available.  You can find the base schedules and capacities here:  2022 Registration Information. 

The fee structure is built for a crew and is not determined by total people but by crew size.  You can find fee information here:  2022 Fee Structure

What are the age requirements to attend Northern Tier?

Each participant attending Northern Tier must be a minimum of 14 years of age at the time of their trip OR age 13 and have completed 8th grade.  Each crew must meet Youth Protection Guidelines and have 2 adults age 21 and over on trip. 

What is the cost per person to attend Northern Tier?

Northern Tier does not charge a per person fee for trips.  Each trip fee is set up for the crew.  It is up to the unit to determine each persons share of the fee.  The fee does not change regardless of the number of people within that crew.  You can find 2022 fee information here:  2022 Summer Fees.

How long is a trek at Northern Tier?

In 2022, Northern Tier has changed its trek scheduling.  You can find a full schedule of treks here:  2022 Reservation Information.

In Ely, MN:  Crews can choose between 7-night and 10-night treks.

In Atikokan, ON and Bissett, MB:  Crews can choose between 8-night and 10-night treks.

Crews/Individuals wishing to take part in a longer experience should check out our Individual programs, where there are 3 options for 14-night treks.

When is our deposit due?

You will be required to pay a $250 registration fee at the time of reservation.  A deposit/1st payment will be due 30 days after reservation.  A full payment schedule can be found here:  2022 Fees and Payment Schedule

Northern Tier Okpik - Frequently Asked Questions

How many participants can we bring to Northern Tier?

You can choose to have a large crew, 9-11 participants or small crew,  6-8 participants for all of our standard Okpik programs.  Dog Sled program crews are limited to 6-7 participants.

 

You can register as many crews as your unit feels comfortable.  There is a limit each day to the total crews available.  You can find the base schedules, capacities and fees here: 

The fee structure is built for a crew and is not determined by total people but by crew size.  

What are the age requirements to attend Northern Tier?

Each participant attending Northern Tier must be a minimum of 14 years of age at the time of their trip OR age 13 and currently be enrolled in 8th grade.  Each crew must meet Youth Protection Guidelines and have 2 adults age 21 and over on trip. 

Okpik does offer a Cabin Stay option allowing for younger Scouts to participate.  Any Scout participating in Cabin Stay must be a registered member of Scouts BSA or Venturing.  We would encourage groups made of mostly 11 and 12 year olds, to consider bringing a few extra adults.  

What is the cost per person to attend Northern Tier?

Northern Tier does not charge a per person fee for trips.  Each trip fee is set up for the crew.  It is up to the unit to determine each persons share of the fee.  The fee does not change regardless of the number of people within that crew.  You can find 2022 fee information here:  

How long is a trek at Northern Tier?

In 2022, Northern Tier has changed its trek scheduling.  You can find a full schedule of treks here: 

 

When is our deposit due?

You will be required to pay a $250 registration fee at the time of reservation.  A deposit/1st payment will be due 30 days after reservation.  A full payment schedule can be found here:  2022 Fees and Payment Schedule