Welcome to the

Alumni Association of the

Northern Lights Camps


This site will work as a way for all present and past camp staff to keep in touch! Please feel free to take advantage of the web site and all it has to offer. If you have suggestions for ways to improve the site please forward them the the webmaster at nlalumni@northernlightsalumni.com


Staff Lists Updated

Update to the Staff Rosters has been made thanks to many people who have stopped through camp over the past few years and helped us update the roster. Check out the updates. Camp Staff web page

Summer 2017 Aurora Published

The Summer Aurora has just been published. Take a sneak peak on the Aurora page or check your email or mail box. If you are interested in receiving The Aurora via Electronic Mail, please contact Chris Soper at chris.soper@northernlightsalumni.com. Aurora web page

Fall 2017 Aurora Articles Wanted

November 15, 2017 Deadline. Remember the input comes from you so we can't do it without you. Articles are to be sent to John Bisbee at john.r.bisbee@gmail.com

Bill Beyer - President

As of the Alumni Association Annual Business Meeting, Bill Beyer has moved into the position of President. Bill has been a long time staff member, served as president in the past and been on the Board of Dicrctors.

Dave Pedersen Re-Elected to Board of Directors

Dave Pedersen has served The Association as a member of the Board of Directors for the past three years and was re-elected to another 3 year term. We look forward to three more years of his guidance.

Elected Executive Secretary Position Remains Open After Annual Meeting

The position of Executive Secretary remains open after the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in becoming the Executive Secretary, please contact Bill Beyer or any of The Assocation Officers or Dicrctors.

John Bisbee Appointed to Publications Chair

After three years as publications chair, Steve Shark has turned over the committee to John Bisbee. John is a long-term camp staff member. John looks forward to everyone's support and input to The Aurora. A big thanks to Steve for all his hard work and great publicatons.

Steve Lyman Appointed to Memberrship Committee Chair

Steve Lyman is excited to add a burst of energy into the membership committee. He will be working towards increasing our Annual and Lifetime membership. Chris Soper will continue as a committee member supporting Steve in his efforts. A big thanks to Chris for all his hard work over the years.

Seth Veit Receives Steve Werpy Staff Scholarship

We would like to say congratulations to Seth Veit for being this year's Steve Werpy Staff Scholarship recipient. Seth will receive $850 from the endowment. The Steve Werpy Staff Scholarship was created to thank and honor the dedicated staff members that return year after year, and the interest from the endowment is split among all staff who meet the application requirements.

For those that are interested in applying for the scholarship, we have sent letters to all the 2015 Summer Camp Staff.

If you would like more information about the scholarship head on over to the Alumni website. Scholarship web page

Staff Sholoarship Endowment Hits New High

The Staff Scholarship Endowment has reached a new milestone. As of December 31, 2015, there is $17,068 in the endowment. Earnings from the endowment are distributed to the scholarship recipients. If you are interested in helping the endowment grow, please take a look at the scholarship page. Scholarship web page

Alumni Achievement Award Reciepents

Congratulations to Darryl Wehner and Darrell “Krafty” Kraft for receiving the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award. For more details, check out the Alumni Achievement Award Page. Alumni Achievement Award web page

Annual Event Dates Updated

The meetings and gatherings of The Association have been updated. Check them out and put them on your calendar. They can be found on the News and Events Page.

Thanks to Past Officers

A big thanks to Jeff Brown for his service to The Association.

Annual Meeting Minutes Published

The minutes from the Alumni Association administrative meeting have been loaded to the Admin Documents page. Take a look and see what the officers are up to. You can find all of our meeting minutes and other administrative documents on this page. Administrative Documents web page

Don't Forget Your Physical if you are Heading to Camp this Summer

Health forms for Alumni Week 2014. We look forward to seeing you at Camp Wilderness this summer for our Alumni Week. If you attend please plan in advance for your health form. If you come for the day there is no need for a health form. If you come for the day and take part in any strenuous activities you need parts AB and C. If you spend the night(s) you need parts AB and C. Summer camp is a "residence" camp as defined by National (std 503) lasting over 72 hours. It is the length of the camp that determines your need for a health form not the length of your stay. Please plan in advance and have your health form ready.

Alumni Achievement Nominations are being accepted for 2016.

The Alumni Achievement Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the Alumni Achievement Award. Please download a nomination form from the Alumni Achievement page. Alumni Achievement web page.

Updated Membership Handbook Available on Membership Page

If you are interested in downloading the current version of the Membership Handbook, it is available on the Membership Page. Membership web page

Duluth Socials Ongoing

The Duluth area socials are having great success. Please contact Chuck Ensign if you have any questions. (218-525-4905 or ensignchas@wwdb.org)

Help Support the Alumni Fundraisers

The Alumni Association will be manning booths this fall. To help, you must be server trained. Server training is offered at Fargo Cass Public Health at 401 3rd Avenue North in Fargo on Thursday, January 6th. You MUST pre-register online at www.mysafecommunity.org

WANTED - Staff Photos

We are trying to collect staff photos from all camps for every year. We have many, but are still searching to complete the set. Please take a look at the list of needed photos.

Wilderness: 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 96, 98, 99, 01, 02, 03, 04

Metigoshe: 59, 61, 62, 71, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, and 85.

Wabaunaquat: 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86

Heart Butte: All Years

If you can help, please contact Chris Soper at Chris.Soper@northenlightsalumni.com

Updated Calendar of Events

The 2011 calendar of events has been updated. Check out all that is going on on the News and Events page. News and Events.

Songs of Camp Wilderness CD Now Available

The first Songs of Camp Wilderness CD is now available for sale. Stop by the Fargo Scout office, The Camp Wilderness Trading Post, or download an order form from the Sales Items page. Order today! Sale Items page.

Added Audio and Video Available

New additions to the Audio and Video are now available. Check out an interview with Phil Schorn, video from the Andrew Nelson Welcome Center Dedication and much, much more. Audio & Video

AV Page Under Development

We are developing a page for audio and video memories. Please check it out, grab your old tape recorder and help us further the development. Audio / Video

Check Your Membership Status

Membership Status reports are now available for download on the Membership & Officers page. Membership & Officers

Camp Patches Wanted

Roger Smart is trying to gather a complete set of Summer and Winter Camp patches for Camp Wilderness. He is missing the following Summer camp patches (53, 80, and 87). He is missing the following Winter Camp patches (65, 66, 70, 84, 90, and 03). If you can help, please contact Roger at RSMART3540@AOL.com or 701-241-7973.

Socials Ongoing Throught the Council

Socials are now going on in Bismarck, Minot, Fargo, Grand Forks, and will be starting this Fall in Duluth, Park Rapids/Bemidji, and Minneapolis. Check the news and events page for more information.News & Events

Camp Wilderness Note Cards, Shirts & History Books

Camp Wilderness memorabilia is now available. Order forms can be found on the Sale Items page. Please take time to look at all of them.

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