Northeast Illinois Council - OKPIK Training for Cold Weather Camping

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OKPIK Training for Cold Weather Camping

Event Details

OKPIK is a “High Adventure” training program that expands Scouts and Venturers plus adult Scouters & Advisors knowledge of how to prepare themselves, plan for the proper nutrition and equipment, when the high
temperature of the day is 50 degrees or below with inclement weather.



The objectives of the OKPIK Course are to:

  1. Build confidence in the participant’s ability and excitement to camp ALL year-around.
  2. Expand each Unit / Crew’s Outdoor program.
  3. Provide experienced Scouts / Venturers and Scouters / Advisors who can and will share the OKPIK Training with their Unit / Crew.

The Course consists of three Classroom periods and an Outdoor practical. All sessions must be completed fully to finish the OKPIK Course.

The classroom sessions will be held at CDW, 200 N Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL  60061.  A scout uniform is expected for all classroom sessions.

Classroom Session Dates: 

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017

The outdoor session will be held at Camp Sol R Crown, 11651 304th Ave. (County Road B), Trevor, WI  53179

Outdoor Session Dates: 

  • Saturday and Sunday, January 6 & 7, 2018
When & Where
OKPIK Classroom Session 1
CDW Vernon Hills
Sunday 11-05-2017 1:00 PM CT to 5:30 PM CT Past
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OKPIK Classroom Session 2
CDW Vernon Hills
Sunday 11-19-2017 1:00 PM CT to 5:30 PM CT Past
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OKPIK Classroom Session 3
CDW Vernon Hills
Sunday 12-03-2017 1:00 PM CT to 5:30 PM CT Past
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OKPIK Overnight Practical Session
Camp Sol R Crown
Saturday 01-06-2018 7:30 AM CT to
Sunday 01-07-2018 11:00 AM CT Past
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