Winter Camping Symposium

October 25 — 28, 2018   Sturgeon lake, MN

Educate, Collaborate and Celebrate everything Winter!

The purpose of the Winter Camping Symposium is to educate, collaborate and celebrate everything Winter! Winter campers and enthusiasts from around the region come together to share ideas and show off new creations which aid in the adventures of winter outdoor activities. From cold camping to hot camping, from kite sailing to building your own stove, from arctic adventures to sleeping in a quinzee in the backyard, from gear swaps to a chili feed, this event covers it all! Join us for a long weekend of camaraderie and exploration!

Matt Raske
Chuck Rose
Professor of Environmental Science SCSU
Ben Fern
David Delafield
Survival & Wilderness Living Skills Instructor
Karamat Wilderness Ways
Sydney Tanner and Jim Nosker
Azen Lodge Outfitters
Rhonda Reynolds
WCS Board Member
Jason Gustafson
Lester River Bushcraft
Greg Wilcox
Country Ways
Don Tedstone
Jonathan Maruska
Donnie Phyillaier
Nick Gordon
Owner/Lead Instructor
NOW Outdoors LLC
Ryan Fox
Master of his own Domain
Joe and Lori Stromski
James Bishop
Dan Cooke
Co owner of Cooke Custom Sewing
Brian AKA "The Iron Chef" Dallmann
Jeff Bloomer
FAA Contract Weather Observer
Scott Oeth
Head Guide and Instructor
Bull Moose Patrol
Kevin Kinney
Empire Wool and Canvas Company
Duane Lottig
SnowTrekker Tents
Dave and Kielyn Marrone
Lure of the North
Sarah Flicek
Liz Pawlik
Fond of That
Warren Peterson
Ben Piersma
Ben's Backwoods
Glen Hooper
Dave and Amy Freeman
Bryce and Kate Johnson
Kelly Hargesheimer
Dave Wenger
Owner/ABS Journeyman Smith
Wenger Blades
Michael Maruska
Dawn LaPointe and Gary Fiedler
Radiant Spirit Gallery
Roger Pilsner
Primitive Spirit LLC
Kelly Harlton
Karamat Wilderness Way
Brian Rice
Owner-Chief Instructor
Three Ravens Bushcraft
Randy Breeuwsma
Karamat Wilderness Ways
Don Kevilus
Four Dog Stoves
Mitchell Main Lodge, McLeod by the Lake, Mitchell basement, Hanson, Registration Booth in front of Mitchell, Outdoor Pavilion behind Mitchell, Outdoor Skills Area , McLeod in the woods
Winter Camping Symposium
89382 East Frontage Road, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
We have made our home at Camp Miller.  It is a beautiful setting on Stugeon Lake which provides lots of camping options as well as cabin stays.  Great classrooms and a perfect atmosphere for learning!

Support those who Support US!

A huge thank you to all those who support the love of winter camping!

Contact Info

Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions!

Winter Camping Symposium
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(218) 372-3188