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Amp up your winter adventures at Camp Wilderness, Northern Lights Council

Gloves on, parkas zipped, hats pulled snug. Winter camping season is upon us, meaning as you read this, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers are getting a warm welcome from the staff at Camp Wilderness.

Located about 100 miles east of Fargo, N.D., the camp in the Northwoods of Minnesota offers exciting winter fun beginning in mid-December and running until mid-March. Winter camp weekends are ideal for troops and crews, while one-day events let packs in on the fun.

The staff serves hot meals in the dining hall, and Scouts and Scouters sleep in style in heated cabins. But the real fun’s outside:

And that’s just winter. Camp Wilderness offers unforgettable experiences all year. Check it out at

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