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Arctic Adventure

Event Details

Arctic Adventure, a winter adventure program for Venturers and Scouts with a variety of outdoor and indoor activities. The Okpik winter camping program is an option. A virtual day of Okpik winter camping training is planned more information on the date and zoom link will be sent.  You can practice Okpik winter camping skills during your winter camping adventure at Arctic Adventure. You will have 3 weekend sessions to choose from, one of those weekends is also the new and exciting Ice Climbing adventure based at Camp Hiawatha in Munising MI!

Program Highlights (Property Specific)

  • Indoor lodging & dining
  • Snowshoeing
  • OKPIK Winter Camping option
  • Quinzhees / Winter Shelter Building
  • Snow Sculptures
  • Jerky making and dehydrating foods
  • Indoor bouldering wall (Gardner Dam)
  • Snowshoe construction (Gardner Dam)
  • Cross-country skiing (Gardner Dam)
  • Downhill skiing on Saturday (day trip from Gardner Dam with additional cost | option based on interest)
  • Ice Climbing (Age 14+ / BSA height & weight restrictions - Camp Hiawatha Feb. 17-19 | additional cost)
  • Ebben Ice Caves (Camp Hiawatha)
  • Sew fleece items (neck gaiters & more)
  • Food & winter cooking
  • Crazy Winter Activities and Games
  • Ice Fishing (option based on interest)
  • Hearty meals and trail snacks to keep you well-fed for vigorous winter activities
  • Board games, card games, movie
  • Optional overnight outdoor camping Sat. night
Participants are required to have BSA medical and consent form, part A&B, upon arrival in camp and are responsible for their personal clothing, bedding, and personal care items. Additional information with suggested list of items to bring, will be sent prior to the event and posted to this registration.
Estimated costs:
Arctic Adventure weekend | $55 base fee (includes lodging, food, standard program)
Arctic Adventure Saturday only participants $40
Ice climbing adventure weekend at Camp Hiawatha Feb. 17-19 | $200 (lodging, food, equipment, program)
**Potential** Downhill skiing option on Sat. with housing at Gardner Dam pending | additional cost to be determined
For more information contact Mike Mailand at or (920) 915-7901.
When & Where
Session 1
Gardner Dam Adventure Base
Friday 02-03-2023 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 02-05-2023 10:00 AM CT Past
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Ice Climbing
Camp Hiawatha
Friday 02-17-2023 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 02-19-2023 10:00 AM CT Past
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Session 2
Gardner Dam Adventure Base
Friday 02-17-2023 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 02-19-2023 10:00 AM CT Past
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Session 3
Camp Hiawatha
Friday 03-03-2023 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 03-05-2023 10:00 AM CT Past
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