Northern Lights - Outdoor

Date/Time:

Jan 5, 2018 6:00 pm to 12:00 pm

 

Location:

Camp Kingsley
5328 Tuffy Road
Ava, NY 13303
Location Phone: (315) 942-2511

 

Cost :

The cost is for the event is $15.  Meals will not be provided, participants will be responsible for their own meals. 

 

The 4th annual Northern Lights Winter Camping Seminar will consist of an orientation on December 16th from 9-12 at the Utica Scout Office and an outdoor portion on January 5, 6, and 7 location to be Camp Kingsley.  There you will spend two nights sleeping outside, once in a tent and one night in an improvised shelter. You'll learn about winter clothing, fire building, field craft and winter hiking skills.

 

The Northern Lights Winter Camping Seminar is one of this year’s winter camping events for the Leatherstocking Council. The Northern Lights Winter Camping Seminar combines instruction from Gawasa, Arctic Owl, Okpik, Air Force wilderness survival training and primitive "Mountain Man" camping. 

During the Indoor Orientation, participants will receive instruction on cold weather camping including proper clothing and gear, shelter building, fire building, field craft and first aid. .

During the Outdoor Session, participants will hike out to the campsite on Friday night to set up tents for sleeping and on Saturday they will build shelters, demonstrate building a fire and creating a primitively made camp gadget or tool. Participants will spend one night in a tent and one night in the shelter of their own making.

The Northern Lights Winter Camping Seminar is open to both scouts (at least First Class in rank) and adults who want to learn about cold weather camping or expand their existing knowledge and experience in this type of camping.

 -Rick Rotondi 
  315-377-3124
  rickrotondi@gmail.com