Summer Individual Programs

Crews Looking for Individuals to Join

This list is showing the crews that have open spots on their crews and are looking for individuals to join them.  Feel free to reach out to them directly with the information included.  If you want your crew’s information to be included, please email the information showing in the sheet to info@ntier.org and we will add you to the list. 

If your crew is on this list and you have filled the spots, please let us know so we remove your name from the list.  THANKS!

Crews Looking for Individuals to Join

 

                         Paul R. Christen Trek

  • The Paul R. Christen Trek, named in honor of the final Chairman of Region 10; and namesake of the BSA’s 4th National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
    • After moving the “Jumping Off Place” to Moose Lake in 1933, the first two-week trip was offered in 1934 with an itinerary known as Hunters Island.
    • Hunter Island is bounded to the south by Ottertrack, Knife, and Basswood lakes on the international Canada–United States border, to the east by Saganaga Lake, to the north by Kawnipi and Sturgeon lakes, and on the west by the Maligne River. With the Saganaga-Maligne drainage to the east and north and the Basswood drainage to the south and west, Hunter Island can be thought of as a peninsula connected to the United States across the 90-rod Monument Portage between Swamp and Ottertrack Lakes.
    • This challenging 12-day trip departs from and returns to the Charles L. Sommers National High Adventure Base on Moose Lake, northeast of Ely Minnesota.
    • This Trip is an individual program with a minimum age of 16 with a max of 7 participants
    • Approximately half of the trip will be spent paddling the Grand Portage Fur Trade Route on the US – Canada border; and the other half within the Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, on the Kaministiquia Fur Trade Route.
    • Crews traveling this route will need to have a Quetico permit.  
    • This trip will only depart on the schedule noted below.  Registration for this trip will be available when individual programs registration opens in early 2021.  Due to the requirement of a Quetico permit – crews will need to budget additional monies to secure that permit, up to $1,000 per trip.
Fee: $1450

A deposit of $100 is due upon registration, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Leadership: Northern Tier will provide leadership for each crew that meets or exceeds BSA leadership requirements.

Age requirement: 16-20

  • Session 1: June 13 – Jun 27
  • Session 2: June 16 – June 30
  • Session 3: July 4 – July 18
  • Session 4: July 7 – July 21
  • Session 5: July 25 – Aug 8
  • Session 6: July 28 – Aug 11 

A shuttle from Minneapolis airport is available for an additional $250 per person.

Lone Voyage
Canoe Trips for Individuals

The Lone Voyage program allows Scouts who are unable to attend Northern Tier with a traditional Scout Unit, experience a wilderness canoe trip.  This program is a 7-night experience in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.   All Scouts must be at least 14 years of age at the time of the trip, or have completed 8th grade and 13 years old.    Scouts are responsible to find their own transportation to and from Northern Tier.

Fee: $850

A deposit of $100 is due upon registration, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Leadership: Northern Tier will provide leadership for each crew that meets or exceeds BSA leadership requirements.

  • Session 1: June 13 – Jun 20
  • Session 2: June 23 – June 30
  • Session 3: July 4 – July 11
  • Session 4: July 14 – July 21
  • Session 5: July 25 – Aug 1
  • Session 6: Aug 4 – Aug 11
     

A shuttle from Minneapolis airport is available for an additional $250 per person.

Forest Corps
Explore, Understand, Advocate

The first week of Forest Corps is dedicated to giving back to the land through portage trail restoration. Participants camp in the wilderness and spend their days repairing trails so that other visitors can enjoy the Boundary Waters for years to come. Through this conservation project, participants gain hands-on experience in wildland stewardship and build lifelong bonds with crewmates.

The second week of Forest Corps is an individualized canoe trek designed around exploring the natural beauty of this environment, while completing the requirements of the Leave No Trace Trainer course.   As a group, the participants and instructors prepare an itinerary based on the goals and experiences of each crew member, leaving time each day to better understand the areas travelled.  

Forest Corps is a mobile classroom and is designed to educate participants in all aspects of the Northwoods. The goal is that every participant will gain an understanding and appreciation of nature through real hands-on experiences. Participants can expect to take part in lessons including fire ecology, astronomy, wolf studies, Wildland Ethics, and many more.

Fee: $650 

A deposit of $100 is due upon registration, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Leadership: Northern Tier will provide leadership for each crew that meets or exceeds BSA leadership requirements.

Age requirement: 14-20

  • Session 1:  June 13 – June 27 2022
  • Session 2:  July 4 – July 18 2022
  • Session 3:  July 25 – Aug 8 2022

A shuttle from Minneapolis airport is available for an additional $250 per person.

Order of the Arrow
Wilderness Voyage and Canadian Odyssey

Along with your one week trek completely designed by you, each Arrowman will be afforded the opportunity to leave their mark in history by helping maintain the portage trails and campsites in the wilderness areas . Aside from providing a good deed to each of these high adventure bases, every participant will have the opportunity to work closely with other Arrowmen from across the country, who have a similar interest in the future of both the program and the adventure base.

You may be thinking that this is a daunting task, but it is an experience unlike any other afforded to you in Scouting, in that it takes you out of your world and places you with people who want to do something different

Fee: $200

Leadership: Northern Tier will provide leadership for each crew that meets or exceeds BSA leadership requirements.

  • Session 1:  June 8-22, 2022
  • Session 2:  June 15-29, 2022
  • Session 3:  June 22-July 6, 2022
  • Session 4:  June 29-July 13, 2022
  • Session 5:  July 6 -20, 2022

Full information on the OA programs can be found on the Order of the Arrow website.