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Fri, Dec 09


NOW Outdoors Basecamp

Winter Workshop 3-Day (Beginner Friendly)

This trip is perfect for both beginners and experienced winter campers. Join us for a fun weekend of presentations and hands-on activities focused on cold weather skill building. Let us help you gain the knowledge and experience needed to camp comfortably in winter. You won’t freeze, guaranteed!

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Winter Workshop 3-Day (Beginner Friendly)
Winter Workshop 3-Day (Beginner Friendly)

Time & Location

Dec 09, 2022, 10:00 AM CST – Dec 11, 2022, 12:00 PM CST

NOW Outdoors Basecamp, Waupaca, WI 54981, USA

About the Event

The Plan: 

Due to popularity, we are expanding our workshop to 3 days this year. You can now join us Friday though Sunday for even more presentations and hands-on skills training. Friday check-in is from 10-11 am. Saturday check-in is 8-9 am. This event is located on 40 private acres at our NOW Outdoors basecamp in Waupaca, WI just west of Hartman Creek State Park. Upon arrival, you will check in and hike down to the site. This hike is roughly 5-minutes from your car on a wide path. If there is deep snow on the ground, you may need a sled and snowshoes to haul your gear to camp. If you do not have a sled, we have several sleds available to use for free. We can help you find a place to set up your tent or hammock. All meals will be provided Friday lunch through Sunday breakfast. Coffee, hot water, and apple cider will be available throughout the day as well. If you have attended this event in the past, join us again for a whole lot more! We have an incredible crew of expert presenters from the region joining us for a wide variety of topics including these and more:

  • Clothing and footwear
  • Building a winter fire
  • Axe and saw use
  • Winter-specific first aid skills
  • Shelters and sleep systems
  • Camp cooking and baking
  • How NOT to get lost
  • Cold weather survival skills

Hot tent rental: Tents are all booked as of October 7th 2022

We have canvas wall tents outfitted with wood stoves available for rent. Our 9x11.5 sleeps 3-4 on the ground or 3 on cots. Our large 10x13 tent sleeps 4-6 people on ground pads or 4 on cots.  Rental rates are an additional $160  and $180 for the entire weekend. We also have a large canvas tipi-style tent outfitted with a center woodstove. This group tipi can seat 15 people and sleeps 8.  This is available for $200 for the entire weekend. 

AS ALWAYS >>> A full gear list and directions will be available upon registration.


Saturday and Sunday only $135 

Friday - Sunday $175


  • Meals Friday lunch through Sunday breakfast
  • Coffee, cider, and hot water
  • Misc. group gear (tables, kitchen equipment)
  • Warming tents
  • Porta-potty
  • Firewood
  • First aid kit

Not Included: (rental gear available)

  • Personal gear
  • Footwear
  • Tent/hammock
  • Sleeping bags
  • Backpacks
  • Snowshoes

We have a limited quantity of gear for rent on a first-come first-serve basis. This included winter hammocks, -40F down sleeping bags, and even canvas wall tents with wood stoves for small groups of 2-8.

Please send all questions to:

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.


  • 2-Day Option

    Ticket covers 2 day Winter Workshop and meals provided during the event.

  • 3-Day Option




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