Winter Camping Overnight Workshop-Beginner (Includes Meals and More)
February 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - February 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm$110
This trip is perfect for beginner and intermediate winter camping enthusiasts. We’ll focus on cold weather skill building and help you gain the knowledge and experience needed to camp comfortably in winter. You won’t freeze, guaranteed!
We will be staying on 40 private acres at our NOW Outdoors basecamp in Waupaca, WI just west of Hartman Creek State Park. Arrive at 10 am Saturday and hike down to the site (5-minute walk from your car on a clear wide path). Upon arrival, we’ll help you find a place to set up your tent or hammock. Lunch will be served at noon Saturday. Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will also be provided. Coffee, hot water, and apple cider will be available.
Throughout the day various winter topics and hands-on skills will be presented by our very experienced team and volunteers:
• Building a winter fire
• Clothing and footwear
• Axe and saw use
• Winter-specific first aid skills
• Shelters and sleep systems
• Camp cooking and baking
Meals Saturday lunch through Sunday breakfast
Misc. group gear (tables, kitchen equipment)
Axes and saws
First aid kit
Personal items (tent, sleeping bag, etc.)
>If you need a sleeping bag, tent, sled, etc., we have quality gear for rent on a first-come first-serve basis.
We have two canvas wall tents outfitted with wood stoves available for rent. Tents sleep 2-3 people on ground pads or 2 on cots. $140 for the 2-day event.
AS ALWAYS >>> You will receive a full recommended gear list after your payment has been received.
Price: $110 due Feb 11th
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Meet your Guide:
Nick Gordon, Wilderness EMT, is the owner of NOW Outdoors. He is an experienced winter trekker and guide who has traveled hundreds of miles by snowshoe and camped in the harshest winter conditions both here in the midwest and overseas. He teaches adventure recreation at UW-Milwaukee and teaches certification courses for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2010, Nick has been helping people gain more skills, more knowledge, and more confidence outdoors throughout the Midwest and abroad including Nepal, Canada, Cambodia, Peru, Brazil, and deep in the Amazon Jungle.