Cold Weather Leader Training

Northern Tier is the site of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Cold Weather Camping Development Center. Our Cold Weather Leadership Training program combines an on-base seminar curriculum with a hands-on, on-ice training (including two nights on the trail).

This five-day course is a condensed version of the same curriculum we give to our staff. It is fun, informative and an excellent preparation for designing and leading your own troop and council level winter camping adventures. Minimum age is 18 by arrival at Northern Tier.

The 2021 CWLT Course will take place at the Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base in Ely, MN


January 7-12, 2021


$355 per person


*Note: In rare circumstances, Northern Tier will have to cancel a session of CWLT if there are not enough people registered. If this decision is made, participants signed up for that session will be able to transfer to another session or receive a full refund.
Sample Course Schedule
Okpik Gear List
CWLT Student Guide