OKPIK II – Cold Weather Camping II

Moving beyond the initial awareness course, this course provides a backcountry experience and covers the planning and safety aspects of the “Cold Weather” activity in more depth. This course is open to all registered Scouting adults who have completed the HAT Core Course and Cold Weather AwarenessParts A, B, and C of the application-pdfAnnual Health and Medical Record is required for each adult.

The cost is $70 and limited to the first 8 who sign up.

Your details and payment will be processed by our secure server, and you will receive a printable confirmation. Alternatively, you can still send in a paper registration form to the Council Office.

Contact Keith Gale at keith_gale@hotmail.com or (925) 672-3592 if you have questions.

Course Syllabus

Cold Weather Camping II


  • Advanced GPS
  • route planning skills
  • Off trail and on-trail


  • Preparing gear for self-contained travel

Self Transport

  • Snow Shoes versus Skis

Route Finding/Emergency beacons


Shelter Construction

Case study-Decision making

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