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Fri, Dec 08


Waupaca, WI 54981, USA

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 08, 2023, 10:00 AM CST – Dec 10, 2023, 12:00 PM CST

Waupaca, WI 54981, USA

About the Event

The Plan: 

Due to popularity, we are offering both 2 and 3 day options again this year. Join us Friday though Sunday for all day presentations and hands-on skills training. Friday check-in is from 10-11 am. Saturday check-in is 8-9 am (for those attending just 2 days). This event is located on 40 private acres at our NOW Outdoors basecamp in Waupaca, WI just west of Hartman Creek State Park. Map and directions will be available upon registration. 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 and hot water for tea, cocoa, or 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! I addition to the awesome folks who attend every year, 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
  • Womens specific camp discussion
  • How NOT to get lost
  • Cold weather survival skills

Hot tent rental: 

We have a canvas wall tent outfitted with wood stoves available for rent. Our 9x11.5 sleeps 2-3 on the ground or 2 on cots. Our large 10x13 tent sleeps 4-5 people on ground pads or 4 on cots.  Rental rates are an additional $260  and $280 for the entire weekend. 

AS ALWAYS >>> A full gear list and directions will be available via the group page. You will have access too this group page upon registration.


Saturday and Sunday only $175 

Friday - Sunday $205


  • Expert lead presentations each day
  • Complimentary gift 
  • 6 fantastic meals-Friday lunch through Sunday breakfast
  • Coffee all day and water for tea, cider, cocoa, etc.
  • Misc. group gear (tables, kitchen equipment)
  • Warming tents
  • Porta-potty toilets
  • Firewood

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.

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  • 3-Day Option

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