WSAC

WINTER SURVIVAL ADVENTURE CAMP

Camp Wilderness
Feb 9-11, 2024

  • $151 - Early Bird fee until one month before camp
  • $166 - Camp fee after Early Bird discount deadline 
  • Registration must be paid in full by Jan. 9, 2024 to keep Early Bird discount
  • $30.00 Non-refundable deposit if you have to cancel registration
  • Arrive by 10 am Thursday

    Please be on time!

    Graduation 10 am Sunday

    Parents are encouraged to attend

    DESCRIPTION

    WSAC is for those who wish to learn more about winter camping. You will receive instruction in the fundamentals of cold weather camping/survival. Classes and activities include:

    • Winter shelters
    • Snowshoeing
    • Tobogganing
    • And avalanche safety

    Much of the instruction is based on the requirements from the Silver Winter Camping merit. You will sleep in the training center on Friday night, but you will spend the night in your shelter on Saturday. Come prepared to play outdoor games and to go tobogganing during the day on Saturday.

    Commanders and Elite grads who wish to serve on staff have to be approved by the camp organizers!

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Register online on Campwise. Campers should register at least two weeks in advance in order to secure a spot. Camp equipment that may have been included in your registration is not guaranteed to late registrants.
    2. Be Ready....You may have to be excused from a day of school.  Or miss a day of school.
    3. Pack all the items on the Equipment list yourself! That way, you know where to find it. Contact the Camp Commander with any questions you have about the equipment or gear for this Camp.
    4. Be ready to check in at Camp at 10 am on Friday. Please be on time! All prescription medications must be checked in with the Camp Medical Officer when you arrive at Camp.
    5. Arrange for your parents to attend your graduation at 10 am. on Sunday; you may go home with them after the ceremony.
    6. Inform your Outpost Commander of the merit requirements you achieved at camp. Also, tell your Commander and others of your great Adventure.

    --Camp is NOT responsible for electronic devices.--

    Camp Staff must be approved by the Camp Commander before registering on Campwise; and must have the online Pastoral Reference form submitted. This needs to be completed only once a year.

    Join our Academy Facebook page.

    WHAT TO BRING

    Clothing (think layers):

    • Winter hat (knit or other)
    • Face Mask (or Balaclava)
    • Jacket, Winter-weight
    • Snowpants
    • Gloves or Mittens
    • 1 pr. Boots (Winter-type)
    • Sweatshirt (optional)
    • 2 pr. Pants (jeans; military-type fatigue; cargo; or other winter-type trousers)
    • 3 T-shirts (wicking-type is preferred; Royal Rangers or other)
    • 4 pr. Socks (heavy-weight)
    • Underclothing
    • Sleeping gear
    • Sandals (shower shoes)

    Gear:

    • Sleeping bag (warm Winter-weight or line with a blanket)
    • Pillow
    • Waterproof ground cloth (tarp) or plastic
    • Flashlight w/ extra batteries
    • Sharp Pocket Knife or Multi-Tool (w/sheath)
    • Water Bottle
    • Compass, Baseplate [‘Silva’-type]
    • Matches, water-proof w/container
    • Shovel (optional)
    • Toiletry kit & mirror (Ziplock bag)
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Soap & shampoo (body wash)
    • Deodorant
    • Towel & washcloth
    • Lip Balm (chapstick)
    • Pencil and Pens (2 ea.)
    • Small Bible
    • Personal First-aid kit (band-aids)
    • Camera (optional)

    EMERGENCY?

    CAMP WILDERNESS


    715.942.8361

    CAMP COORDINATOR

    CAMP COORDINATOR

    CALEB LANGNER

    CALEBLANGNER@GMAIL.COM

    REGISTRATION HELP

    ADAIR KOONTZ

    715.942.8360