2022 Registration

Big Changes in 2022!

2022 is the beginning of the 100th Anniversary celebration of Northern Tier.  With that celebration we have some updates to our registration process – to streamline it for you and make it a bit easier to plan a trip.  To help lay out those changes you can visit each bases information page to see the full schedule, but a quick summary is listed below.

2022 registration will open October 7 for Summer Northern Tier Treks.

Registration for Winter programs 2021-22 will open January 19.  

Ely, MN

At the Charles L. Sommers Base, located in Ely, MN, we will be offering 7-night and 10-night treks.  These treks will be departing on a regular schedule.  You will need to know your arrival date at the time of registration.  There is a limited number of each trek available on each date, so plan to have a few backup options when you make your registration.  Reservations will be first come, first served, so if the trek is available you will know immediately.

Crews travelling out of Ely, will have the option to participate in the 100th Anniversary Treks.  More information on those treks can be found at www.ntier.org/summer-adventures/100-years-of-high-adventure/

Atikokan, ON Canada

At the Rogert’s Base, located in Atikokan, ON, we will be offering 8-night and 10-night treks.  These treks will be departing on a regular schedule.  You will need to know your arrival date at the time of registration.  There is a limited number of each trek available on each date, so plan to have a few backup options when you make your registration.  Reservations will be first come, first served, so if the trek is available you will know immediately.

Crews travelling out of Atikokan, will have the opportunity to earn some awards for the 100th Anniversary.  More information on those awards can be found at www.ntier.org/summer-adventures/100-years-of-high-adventure/

Bissett, MB Canada

At the Northern Expeditions Base, located in Bissett, MB, we will be offering 8-night and 10-night treks.  These treks will be departing on a regular schedule.  You will need to know your arrival date at the time of registration.  There is a limited number of each trek available on each date, so plan to have a few backup options when you make your registration.  Reservations will be first come, first served, so if the trek is available you will know immediately.

Crews travelling out of Bissett, will have the opportunity to earn some awards for the 100th Anniversary.  More information on those awards can be found at www.ntier.org/summer-adventures/100-years-of-high-adventure/

Okpik Program

Located at Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base, Okpik is the premier winter camping program in the Boy Scouts of America. The Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base is the site of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Cold Weather Camping Development Center.

All trips are fully outfitted and provisioned, including almost all of the personal gear necessary to stay warm in the winter. A highly trained staff member, called an Interpreter, accompanies all crews on their trek.

In the 2021-22 Okpik Season, you will see an updated registration process and simplified trip selection.