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Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs - Boy Scouts of America
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14790 Moose Lake Road
Ely, Minnesota 55731

Atikokan Ontario, Bissett Manitoba

PO Box 509
Ely, MN 55731

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CAMPER AGES: Summer - 14+. Winter - 9+

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Expedition Canoeing in the summer and autumn. Extreme-temperature winter camping December 27 through the first weekend of March.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Boy Scouts of America

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer Wilderness Camp

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Northern Tier launched an adaptive back-country canoeing program in 2013. Information is available at Our Camp Website Link:

Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Canoe Expedition
Kayak Expedition
Cold-Weather Camping
Dog Sledding
Cross-Country Skiing

CAMP LOCATION: Northern Tier's flagship base is located 22 miles east of Ely, MN on Moose Lake - right at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Please visit: Our Camp Website Link:

CAMP FACILITIES: Northern Tier has rustic cabins for the first and last night of a group's stay. The rest of the time is spent in the wilderness of North America's Canoe Country.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Our Campership program allows participants to apply for up to 50% of their share of their group's fees. Please visit: Our Camp Website Link:

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Northern Tier offers back country programming year-round.
Additionally, Northern Tier has state-of-the-art conference facilities available in the fall and spring.

Go to Our Camp Website Link: for full information on Northern Tier's program offerings.

The canoe trip leader is the main program person working with the youth and adults in the crew. He/she serves as a Scouting role model for trail crews. Is a specialist and resource person to the trail crew on all aspects of the canoe trip. This includes, but is not limited to: packing and preparation for trip, food handling, navigation, safety, history, fishing, and ecology. *Note: You must be able to pass a swim test.

Camp staff positions include Outfitting, Trading Post, Dining Hall, Maintenance, and Living History.

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