Camping and outdoor programs have been at the heart of Scouting for more than 100 years.  The Northern Lights Council is committed to providing excellent outdoor programs for youth of all ages at our unique council properties.  We offer year-round outdoor programs to help youth challenge themselves and grow into leaders.  Our programs use the natural surroundings to contribute to the physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth of youth.

For more information on the council camping operations, contact Missy Hendrickx Camping Director by email or by phone at (218) 252-8706.

Cub Scout Camping

Day Camps / Twilight Camps

Cub Adventure Camp

Weekend Camps

Winter Camps

Scouts BSA Camping

Summer Camp

Weekend Camps

Winter Camps

Summer Camp Staff

Summer Positions


Camp Wilderness

Butler Wilderness Outpost

Big 4 Scout Camp

Heart Butte Scout Reservation

Tom Brantner Memorial Camp

Camp Registration Help

Did you know you can enable parents to fill in details, make payments, and even signup for classes as part of camp registration? This makes registration easy and simple for leaders. Look for the parent portal guide for parents to help them.

Check out this video and share it with parents.

Council Camping and Outdoor Program Committee
ChairmanJoel Hektner(701) 212-5526
District Rep. (Prairie Fire)
District Rep. (Northern Sky)Susan Pfau(218) 390-8275
District Rep. (Lake Agassiz)Ron Elliot(701) 740-8269
District Rep. (Roughrider)Richard Stradling(701) 290-8634
District Rep. (Tomahawk)Evan Halden(701) 858-7961
District Rep. (Frontier Trails)Gordy Herman
District Rep. (Great Plains)Craig Metcalf(701) 774-8463
Member at LargeChad Swenson(701) 388-2494
Member at LargeRon Schneider(218) 236-5072
Member at LargeJim Porter
Member at LargeSteve Shark(701) 235-1772
Member at LargePaul Dosch(701) 781-4994
Member at LargeRichard Martin(701) 261-6183
Member at LargeRyan Foley(701) 833-3633
Member at LargeAshley Everson(218) 329-8467
OA Lodge AdvisorPaul Anderson(701) 730-6803
Council VP of ProgramJim Blotsky(701) 298-1700
Staff AdvisorMissy Hendrickx(218) 252-8706
Resources for Council Camping & Outdoor Program Committee

Camping and Outdoor Program Committee Guide

NCAP Standards for 2021