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Fri, Dec 06


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!

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

Time & Location

Dec 06, 2024, 10:00 AM CST – Dec 08, 2024, 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 9-11 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 via our group discussion page. 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! In 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
  • Women's-specific camping discussion
  • How NOT to get lost
  • Cold weather survival skills

Hot tent rental: 

We have 2 canvas wall tents 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 people on ground pads or cots.  Rental rates are an additional $300 for the 9x11.5 and $350 for the 10x13 for the entire weekend. You can opt to have the tent to yourself or share with others.  Split and dry wood for the stove is provided along with a set of LED lights. Cots available as well.

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 - Sunday only $200

Friday - Sunday $275


  • Expert-led presentations each day
  • Complimentary gift
  • 6 meals: Friday lunch through Sunday breakfast
  • Coffee all day and water for tea, cider, cocoa, etc.
  • Misc. group gear (tables, lights around camp, kitchen equipment)
  • Large warming tent 24hrs a day
  • Porta-potty toilets
  • Firewood

Not Included: (rental gear available)

  • Personal gear
  • Footwear
  • Tent/hammock
  • Sleeping bag/uilts
  • Backpacks
  • Snowshoes

We have a limited quantity of gear for rent on a first-come first-serve basis. This includes winter hammocks, -40F down sleeping bags, sleeping pads, headlamps, backpacks, and more.

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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