December 27

December 28

December 29

December 30

December 31

January 1

Day One (1)

Day Two (2)

Day Three (3)

Day Four (4)

Day Five (5)

Day Six (6)


Hit the Ice!

Enjoy the Ice!

Enjoy the Ice!

Come off Ice

Go Home


December 27

• Arrive between 2:00 and 7:00 PM and meet your Interpreter. You can eat in town prior to arrival, or you can eat supper at the base provided you arrive before 7:00 PM
• Complete Check-In: pay any final fees, turn in BSA Health and Medical Records and discuss the specific trip goals of your crew.
• Get situated in your on-base accommodations and complete a Gear Shakedown
• Attend a “First Night Orientation” – an Interpreter led introduction to Winter Camping
• Get outfitted with group gear and supplemental personal gear.
• Cracker Barrel 9:30PM. The Trading Post will be open – remember, our Trading Post carries some of the items you are required to bring (just in case you forgot).

December 28-30

• Breakfast at 7:30 AM in the program center.
• Finish checking out group equipment and food. Prepare for hitting the ice.
• Start your OKPIK Adventure!

All meals after this will be cooked by your group until the evening of Dec. 31. We recommend spending the rest of the day setting up camp at one of our remote campsites.

December 31

• Morning: Enjoy your last day on trail. Begin preparations to return to base.
• Mid-afternoon: Arrive back at base. Return borrowed gear, take a shower or sauna and settle back into on-base accommodations.
• Supper will be served at 5:30pm
• There will be a brief awards ceremony after dinner. Games, cookies and punch will be available for those who want to stay up to celebrate the New Year.

January 1

• Depart for home after breakfast at 7:30am


About Northern Tier

Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.