Winter Camping Symposium

October 25 — 28, 2018   Sturgeon lake, MN
October 25
October 26
October 27
October 28
  • 8:00 AM

    9:00 AM
    Coffee in Mitchel

    For those who arrive early enough, coffee will be on during the morning while we get everything setup for the weekend. Stand around too long, and we will put you to work!

    • Mitchell Main Lodge
  • 9:00 AM

    12:00 PM
    Wool Blanker Shirt Course

    Kevin will help you build a wool blanket shirt- bring a sewing machine!

    • Kevin Kinney, Empire Wool and Canvas Company
    • Mitchell Main Lodge
  • 9:00 AM

    5:00 PM
    Wilderness Living Skills Course- The Two Kilo Kit

    This a chance for anyone with a passion for the outdoors to learn how to truly learn how to put themselves in the lap of mother nature with the minimum of technology not only survive but thrive . The day will be jam packed with skills including, bough bed, super shelter, fire skills, bush tea. Each student will build their own bucksaw and the instructors will work together to build a set of Roycraft ski shoes as a demo. Your instructors will have combined over 100 years of outdoor experience. Truly old dogs of the forest. Kelly Harlton long time co-instructor at Karamat Wilderness Way is Mors Kochanski's longest under study. With co-instructors Jason Gustafson of Lester River Bushcraft , Ben Piersma of Bens Backwoods and Dragan Uzelac of NIKO Wilderness Education Cost $100 limit 20 students. Contact 231-388-4181 to hold your spot.

    • Jason Gustafson, Owner, Lester River Bushcraft
    • Ben Piersma, Owner, Ben's Backwoods
    • Kelly Harlton, Instructor, Karamat Wilderness Way
    • Outdoor Skills Area
  • 3:00 PM

    6:00 PM
    Camping Registration is open
    • Registration Booth in front of Mitchell
  • 8:00 PM

    9:00 PM
    Movie in Mitchell

    We will pick a movie to watch from a our survival/winter library

    • Mitchell Main Lodge
  • 8:00 PM

    11:00 PM
    Social Hour

    - Invite some friends into your tent, or hang out around the big fire ring with the hanging chairs.

    • Outdoor Skills Area