Northern Tier requires every crew to have at least one adult currently certified in Wilderness First Aid (16-hour minimum course length) and CPR (WOW Crews may substitute Standard First Aid for WFA). For more information on how to become certified and find recognized courses, visit the BSA’s Health and Safety page regarding WFA here. Additionally, Northern Tier offers WFA, WFR and CPR courses through recognized providers occasionally. Be sure to check out our Training Center page regularly for information on those offerings.
For OKPIK Treks and Dogsledding Programs, participants must be age 14 OR age 13 and have completed the eight grade by the time of arrival. OKPIK Weekend Sampler and Holiday Stay programs require that participants be age 13 or above by the time of arrival.
Cabin Stay participants must be age 11 or above by the time of arrival and WEBELOS OKPIK Weekend participants must be registered WEBELOS.
The OKPIK Trip Planning page has all of the information you need to plan your OKPIK experience.
- OKPIK CABIN STAY and WEEKEND SAMPLER – 11 people
- WEBELOS OKPIK WEEKEND – 6 partner pairs (6 WEBELOS and 6 parents)
- OKPIK TREKS – 8 people
- OKPIK DOG PROGRAMS – 7 people
There are a few different awards that may be earned at Northern Tier during OKPIK. These are specific to Northern Tier programs and may not be earned anywhere else. Information on all available awards may be found here.