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Winter Camping Symposium - World Class Speakers - Family Friendly - Come On Out!
The event starts Thursday but you can join us anytime. Good food, great people, and incredible programs. They have activities for kids as well throughout the whole event. Bring the family :) The lineup of speakers is truly incredible this year including keynote speakers Terry Barny, Survival instructor for 88 Tactical and winter expedition expert Gerrett Conover Co-Author of "Snow Walkers Companion." Nick Gordon aka Nickofthewoods has been invited to teach again as well. This year Nick will be teaching his "Icebreaker Class" Friday 1-4pm and "Winter First Aid" on Saturday 4-5pm Whether you're a beginner or seasoned snow trekker, this annual event brings together some of the greatest outfitters, gear makers, guides, and experts in the winter camping world. Come take a class on snowshoe weaving, toboggan building or cast iron cooking. Listen to stories from arctic expeditions and deep snow trekking. Learn the ins and outs of cold weather camping and more! The purpose of the Winter Camping Symposium is to educate, collaborate and celebrate everything Winter! Winter campers and enthusiasts from around the region come together to share ideas and show off new creations which aid in the adventures of winter outdoor activities. From cold camping to hot camping, from kite sailing to building your own stove, from arctic adventures to sleeping in a quinzee in the backyard, from gear swaps to a chili feed, this event covers it all! Join us for a long weekend of camaraderie and exploration! Price: $30 registration + $30 camping fee >More info on registration can be found on the website >

YMCA Camp Miller

89382 E Frontage Rd, · Sturgeon Lake, MN

What we're about

Want to spend more time in nature, learn new skills, and meet great people? This is a group for folks interested in wilderness/outdoor adventure. All skill levels are welcome. We like to offer plenty of opportunities for members to meet up and practice/learn skills. To do this, we try to have free events at least once per month that focus on things like backpacking, wild foods, cold weather adventure, wilderness skills, or just sitting around a fire sharing stories.

We also hold a variety of exciting formal events for our members. These events are chosen based on member interest and range from big trips, emergency responce training, edible and medicinal plant walks, mushroom growing, cooking classes, tanning, primitive skills, fire arms training and more. Fees for these classes will vary.

On occasion you may need equipment (such as camping gear). We never want to exclude anyone from classes or trips so please contact your organizer with any questions or concerns and we can help you to be fully equipped for any adventure.

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