I received word that Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely, Minnesota, still has some open slots for OKPIK Winter Adventures. This would be a great opportunity for a last minute adventure trip for your unit!
The Okpik season begins Dec. 27 and ends March 7, 2010. They offer a number of adventures, such as: Cabin Stay, Skiing Expeditions, Snowshoe Expeditions, Musher Camp, Dog Sled Expedition, Webelos OKPIK Weekend, and Cold Weather Training.
Here is some additional information from Vern Miller the Okpik Chief Interpreter:
Okpik at Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely is one of Scouting’s best kept secrets. Okpik was featured in this month’s (October 2009) Boys’ Life Magazine and recently on the Outdoor Channel’s Scouting for Adventure program.
We offer weekend and weekday customizable trips featuring: winter camping, cabin stays, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing, and leave-no-trace. Last year we introduced our Webelos Okpik Weekend (WOW) to encourage young scouts to take advantage of this amazing program.
Okpik offers an exciting and varied program, if you know of any scouts wishing to have an extreme high adventure experience please consider passing along information on Northern Tier High Adventure’s OKPIK Program. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Learn more at the Northern Tier Website.