Hanna Winter Resort
The Hanna Winter Resort allows Troops and Crews to take advantage of the excellent facilities and winter environment around the Hanna Venture Base and Camp Tesomas. Campers will have meals prepared for them and are each given a bunk for sleeping.
Campers are on their own to do anything they want whenever they want. They may choose to play broomball, build a snow shelter, go snowshoeing, ice fish, go sledding or try their hand at our 22’ indoor climbing wall. You can also choose Project Tenderfoot or an overnight trek. Equipment for all these activities is included in the camp fee.
This program helps new Boy Scouts complete 80% of their Tenderfoot rank and teaches them some camping basics.
Scouts can complete requirements: 3, 4a, 4b, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12a, and 12b. They should prepare by reading the requirements in the Scout handbook.
Before departing for a remote part of camp where they set up their shelter for the night campers receive instruction in shelter building and winter camping. Saturday lunch and dinner will be on the trail.
Campers should bring personal winter camping clothes but can be outfitted with sleeping bags, tarps, trail gear and cooking equipment.
This program is for the experienced Scout and units must provide adult leadership.
Registration & Fees
Registration is on a first come first served basis. Units can reserve space without assigning individual names until Dec. 15th at which time any un-named space will be released. Registration can be completed online.
- Cost per Youth is $50
- Cost per Adult is $40
- Availability can be seen online. Weekend capacity of 100 campers!
- $5 late fee per camper for registrations after December 31st.
- Full payment is due 2 weeks before your scheduled weekend.
The Tesomas Alumni Camping Trust has been established to assist any youth with financial need to experience camping. Applications are due December 1st.
Hanna Winter Resort check is from 7pm - 8 pm on Friday evening at the Hanna Venture Base. If you will be arriving later than this please contact the Winter Director.
- Use this guide in explaining the program to Scouts. There are activities for all age groups. If they choose, older Scouts can go on an overnight trek, middle age build a snow shelter, and new Scouts enroll in Project Tenderfoot. Troops and patrols may want to create their own schedule.
- Register by December 31 to get the $5 discount.
- Hold a meeting to check each Scout’s gear before leaving for camp.
- Let us know ahead of time if any camper has special medical or food needs.
- Have an Annual Health and Medical Record sheet completed for every camper. Bring a duplicate of this form to camp as we are required to keep a copy on file after you leave.
- Medications brought to camp must be in their original container
In Case of Bad Weather
Sessions are typically not cancelled for bad weather as one of the goals is the zero hero award. Leaders must decide if conditions are too hazardous for travel and must contact the winter director if you will not be coming. Otherwise refunds will not be available.
What to Bring
- 2 winter hats (one spare), the facemask type is preferred
- 2-3 pairs of mittens (warmer than gloves)
- 2-3 wool or fleece sweaters/sweatshirts
- Winter jacket, preferably parka style or hooded
- 1-2 pairs of polypropylene long underwear
- 2 pairs of pants, one of which is wool or insulated snow pants, no jeans
- 2-3 pairs of heavy insulated socks, wool or synthetic
- 2-3 pairs of light synthetic liner socks
- 1-2 pairs of warm winter boots
- Sleeping bag, thermal or extra blankets if sleeping outside
- Toothbrush, soap, shampoo, Chap stick, towel, and other toiletries
- Water bottle
- Sled or ice fishing gear
Provided by Camp
- Cabins with Bunks
- Program Equipment (Sleds, Snowshoes w/ poles, Broomball equipment, Ice fishing equipment, Fishing bait)
- Shelter materials (including tarps, parachutes, polar dome kits, and rope/twine)
- Snow shovels
- Cooking gear (stoves, dutch ovens, cook kits, etc)
- First aid kits
- Water containers
- Closed-cell foam sleeping pad
Winter Camping Tips
Stress to all campers that cotton clothing is not appropriate for outdoor winter activities. Cotton holds moisture and your body cools quicker with wet cotton than with nothing at all. Dress in layers. Pass on this warning!
Too much physical activity can cause perspiration which creates more moisture buildup in clothing than exterior snow. Don’t over exercise. Ventilate and loosen clothing as needed. Change wet layers before they soak others. Rest for 10 minutes after every hour of activity.
Even in colder conditions your body will need fluids. Especially with higher than normal activity levels. Make sure your Scouts are drinking plenty of water.