Individuals and Training

Not everyone can attend Northern Tier with their Troop or Venturing Crew, but there are still a wide variety of opportunities for individual Scouts and Venturers to get to the Northwoods. Northern Tier has designed several individual programs, some offering special challenges for personal growth.

The following are Northern Tier’s offerings for individual programs.

Wilderness First AID

16 Hour Weekend Course

  • Fee: $125
  • Season: Spring & Winter
  • Age: minimum age of 18
  • Group Size Varies
  • Leadership: Class lead by a certified Wilderness First Aid Instructor
  • 2019-20 Dates: Dec 12-13, 2019 | Jan 3-5, 2020

 

 

Cold Weather Leader Training

5 nights

  • Fee: $355
  • Season: Winter
  • Age: minimum age of 18
  • Location Twin Lake, MI
  • Leadership: Course Instructors provided by Northern Tier
  • 2020 Dates: Jan 9-14, 2020

OKPIK Individual Programs

Varies

  • Fee: Varies
  • Season: Winter
  • Age: Participants must be at least 14 years old or currently enrolled in 8th grade
  • Location Twin Lake, MI | Ely, Minnesota
  • Leadership: 2 adult leaders provided by Northern Tier
  • 2019-2020 Dates: Varies

Leave No Trace Master Educator

6 days (3 on water)

  • Fee: $350
  • Season: Winter & Summer
  • Age: minimum age 18
  • Group Size:  varies
  • Leadership: Course Instructors provided by Northern Tier
  • 2020 Dates: January 14-20, 2020  | August 9-15, 2020

Join an Existing Crew

Varies

  • Fee: Varies
  • Season: Summer & Winter
  • Age: Varies based on crew
  • Group Size Varies
  • Leadership: Varies
  • Registration: Varies
  • 2019 Dates: Varies
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Forest Corps

14 nights (12 on water)

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.

  • Fee: $530
  • Season: Summer
  • Age: 14 years of age, or 13 years of age + completed 8th grade upon arrival
  • Group Size 9
  • Leadership: 2 adult leaders provided by Northern Tier
  • 2020 Dates:  June 22 – July 6, July 13 – 27, August 3 – 17

Lone Voyageur

7 nights (5 on water)

The Lone Voyageur program allows Scouts (at least 14 years of age) to attend Northern Tier as part of a provisional crew.

  • Fee: $760
  • Season: Summer
  • Age: 14 years of age, or 13 years of age + completed 8th Grade upon arrival, or the parent/guardian of an attending youth participant.
  • Group Size 9
  • Leadership: Parents/guardians attending, along with Northern Tier Staff
  • 2020 Dates: June 22-29 | July 6-13 | July 20-27 | August 3-10

OA Wilderness Voyage

14 days (12 on water)

  • Fee: $200
  • Season: Summer
  • Age: 16 by date attending and not yet 21
  • Group Size 9
  • Leadership: 2 adult leaders provided by Northern Tier
  • 2020 Dates: June 10-24 | June 17-July 1 | June 24-July 8 | July 1-15 | July 8-23 | July 15-29