Winter Camping Seminar at Camp Fife starts December 7th 2023

Learn to take on winter camping with confidence!

We are delighted to welcome you to the Winter Camping Seminar, an exciting journey into the heart of winter wilderness survival and outdoor skills. This program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and abilities needed to thrive in cold-weather environments. We have a fantastic series of topics and in-person meetings lined up.

This comprehensive training series prepares scouts, their leaders, and parents for a final snow campout at Camp Fife. This is a great preparation for all your winter adventures, especially if you are planning to attend one or more of the Klondikes.
Training – See explanation of each option below

Dates: Various Thursday evenings leading up to the winter campout

  • December 7th, 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • December 14th, 2023, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
  • January 4th, 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • January 11th, 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • January 18th, 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: 602 W Valley Mall Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902
Cost: FREE
Registration: Sign-up Now!
Final Winter Campout
Date: February 10th 9am to February 11th 10am
Location: Camp Fife (8370 Bumping River Rd, Goose Prairie, WA)
Cost: $30 
Registration: Provided during the training.
Required Training – Three Options

Each person attending the Final Winter Campout needs to have completed the training. Lucky there are three easy ways to complete this…

1/ In Person

Address: 602 W Valley Mall Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902

The room capacity is 50 people, so register above if you plan on attending so we have space to fit you in.

2/ Via Zoom

There is a live Zoom broadcast – this give the option to ask questions and interact event for afar.

Dates as above and unlimited capacity.

3/ Watch the Training Recording

This can be done at your own time and pace. A Seattle based troop can do a sleepover camp and the main activity is watching the training. A Peninsulas troop can watch it on their normal troop night. Individuals can do it at a time that works for them.

Want the link? Register above or email Saffron at

Your scout leader needs to vouch on your behalf that you did indeed do the training.

What You Will Be Learning

Everything you need to know for safe, fun, winter camping:

  • Winter Clothing and Sleeping Warm – Preparing for the cold and ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep.
  • Winter Hazards, Safety, and First Aid – Identifying potential winter hazards and basic first-aid skills for cold-weather emergencies.
  • Winter Cooking/Leave No Trace – Learn how to cook in winter conditions and the importance of leaving no trace in the wilderness.
  • Shelter Building – Crafting suitable shelters for winter camping and survival.
  • Summary and Questions – A recap of what we’ve learned and a chance for you to ask any remaining questions.
Campout Information

Scouts should arrive on Saturday February 10th at about 9 am to check-in and select a spot on the prairie to start their building. Departure is scheduled for Sunday by 10 am.

During the campout, troops will be expected to stay outside for the entire duration. Please plan accordingly, and keep in mind that some buildings will be available for cold scouts. However, once a scout or adult enters a building, they must remain inside for the rest of the weekend. These buildings will not be available for hanging out or cooking.
For questions, please contact or 206-725-5200.
Prerequisite Forms and Information

Annual Health & Medical Record
National BSA policy requires Scouts and adults attending resident camp to complete Parts A & B