Alska High Adventure Camp

Planning A Trip

Thank you for your interest in the programs of the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. The Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, operates the Base. The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting program. The points that follow have been put together to help answer some of the more general questions about the treks that are offered. After you have read the information and would like to discuss a particular trek in more detail, please give us a call at 907-452-1976.

 

Items to consider when thinking about a trip of a lifetime to Alaska.

  1. Alaska is twice the size of the state of Texas.  It may look small on a map and the distance between two points may not appear to be that much, but rest assured it is--- and there may not be a road to it.  Traveling within the state is very expensive.
  2. The Northern Lights High Adventure Base does not provide support to units that have not booked their Alaska trip through the Base.  If you would like to customize your trip, please let the Base do it for you.  That’s what we do best.
  3. The Base provides the following services for each trip; transfer to and from the airport (Fairbanks International Airport), all ground transportation, meals, most specialized equipment, camp stoves, drivers, and Trek Leaders.  You will need to provide your own personal gear, tentage, water filters, and something to eat with.
  4. The mission of the Northern Lights High Adventure Base is to provide a high adventure experience to the youth in the Scouting program.  While we encourage parents to participate with their sons or daughters, the trips need to have 51% youth.
  5. The trips start on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and end seven days later.  Travel days do not/are not counted in those days.  Your unit can extend a trip by adding an additional week.  Some units use this extra time to see Denali National Park, hike Gates of the Arctic National Park, float the Yukon River, or tour Alaska.
  6. To secure your space for a trek, a deposit is required (amount depends on the trek).  Half of the remaining amount is due February 1st of the year you are attending.  The balance is due by May 1st.

 

   
 

Rules and Regulations

Equipment List
- Backpacking Equipment List -
- Canoeing Equipment List -
- Van Trek Equipment List-

Trip Reservation form

Fee Schedule

 

Please contact the Northern Lights High Adventure Base Director with any questions
at 907-452-1976 or at david.wilcox@scouting.org