2018/2019 Blackhawk Area Council - OKPIK

Okpik Participant Application or Click here to registerExternal Link

At present, this event is full, but please register and you will be placed on a wait-list (no payment will be taken for wait-list registrants).

Okpik Tri-fold

Cold Weather Camping Course - Train the Trainer


OKPIK STAFFER? Click Here to get registered!External Link

This course's purpose is to enable the opportunity and provide for training/preparedness for the 4th season of safe and challenging camping 

Blackhawk Area Council announces Okpik Cold Weather Camping Training For Troop Leaders, Senior Scouts, Venturers, and Troop Trainers Ages 14 & Up

This Train the Trainer program will provide you with the knowledge and materials to conduct winter camping training within your units. This program covers the skills and techniques that must be learned and the planning that must be done to ensure a successful, fun, and safe cold weather camping experience.

These include physical preparation, clothing, food and water, sanitation practices, first aid and emergency procedures, shelter and shelter building, methods of travel in snow, and making equipment.

Cold weather camping mistakes can be deadly. The skills learned in the Okpik Program will make cold weather camping an enjoyable, safe Scouting experience.

Dates & Times:

  • Session 1 – Saturday, November 10, 2018, Classroom @ Camp Lowden, 8:30 AM– 3:00 PM
  • Session 2 – Saturday, December 8, 2018, Classroom @ Fire Station, 8:30 AM– 3:00 PM
  • Session 3 – Saturday, January 19, 2019, Outdoor Classroom @ Fire Station, 8:30 AM– 3:00 PM
  • Practical – Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8:00 AM – Sunday, February 3, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Camp Lowden

Course Fee: $110.00

(other food and gear costs may be required)

Three Classroom/demonstration sessions and a practical outdoor campout are required to complete the course.
Course will be limited to 60 students. 


If you have any questions please call the Course Director
Lance Snider at 630-525-0518 or okpik@blackhawkscouting.org


Course Forms

Participant Application

Course Flyer 

BSA Health Form