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Upcoming events

    • August 21, 2025
    • 3:00 PM
    • August 24, 2025
    • 9:00 AM
    • Ely, Minnesota - Northern Tier
    • 200

    Save the Date!

    Join us for a reunion at Northern Tier High Adventure’s Charles L. Sommers Wilderness Canoe Base near Ely, Minnesota tentatively planned from Thursday, August 21st to Sunday, August 25th. Registration will open on March 1st, 2025.

    When registering, remember to register using the email address associated with your membership.

    Questions? Contact us!

    (We ask that you do not contact Northern Tier, as they are not organizing the event.)

    Registration and Event Policies

    • Participation: The primary participant must be a member of the SAA when registering and attending the event (learn how to become a member). If you are not a member now, you must join before registering. For planning purposes, all participants must be registered for the reunion in advance. 
    • Guests: Registration of guests is for immediate family members, including significant other.
    • Payment: Payment is due at the time of registration (major credit and debit cards accepted). Registration not paid within 15 minutes of sign-up will automatically be canceled.
    • Refunds/Transfers: Registrations canceled on or before July 21st, 2025 receive an 85% refund. Cancellation requests received on or after July 22nd, 2025 are not refundable. Contact the SAA. Registration is specific to an individual and cannot transfer to another person.
    • Deadline and Walk-ins: Registration closes after July 21st. There will be no walk-in registration for the reunion, dinners, or activities.
    • Cabins: When registering you may choose to lodge at Northern Tier in cabins (used for staff and participants). Cabins for individuals are shared and assigned by gender. Families/partners are assigned their own cabin. The cabins have twin beds, and you must bring your own bedding or sleeping bag. Availability of cabins is on a first-come basis when registering.
    • Dietary restrictions and special assistance requests (accommodation of disability)Dietary restrictions and special accommodation requests (accommodation of disability) must be received at the time of registration to help ensure we can accommodate it.
    • Visitors: We kindly remind all our alumni and members that during the event, The Base (Northern Tier) and all the scheduled activities will be exclusively open to those who have registered for the reunion. The generous support and participation of those signed up for the reunion make it possible for us to offer these incredible facilities and activities.
    • Pets: Pets are not allowed at any time at Northern Tier and other reunion venues. Only service animals are allowed (dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities).
    • Alcohol and Drugs: Tobacco (including electronic cigarettes or vaporizers) is only allowed in a designated area. Illicit drugs (including marijuana) are not allowed. Consumption of alcohol at the event and reunion venues is not allowed unless specifically served by the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. 
    • Canoes: Northern Tier’s canoes are only available during planned reunion programming. When launching a boat from Northern Tier or using Northern Tier equipment, you must follow BSA policies, including wearing a Type III Personal Flotation Device (PFD), having a “buddy boat,” and advising of your expected route and return time. 

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