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Hol-Ry! Join us for a North Woods break from your usual routine!

April 29, 2011 11:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Alumni Work Week:  May 29-June 10

This is your chance for some sweat equity and camaraderie with your fellow alumni members and current staff, and to make your mark on this priceless asset, Northern Tier. This year promises to be the largest ever, with 240 seasonal staff hired, and the new Sandy Bridges Program Center in operation!

“Work Week” is May 29 to June 10.  We can use help for a day or a week, so come as early and stay as late as you can! Bring your skills and enthusiasm; we will provide on-the-job training.   The work will involve continued  restoration of the Lodge building. This large project is intended to preserve and enhance the Lodge as a museum and interpretive center for the base. The completion of this project is in sight!

Meals and accommodations on the base will be provided at no cost. You will have the added bonus of participation in training week activities as your interest and time permit. On June 10, we are planning a volunteer alumni dinner.  Consider contacting your fellow alumni to participate with you and make your own reunion part of the fun.

  • Arrange your Work Week participation in advance with Dick Shank.
  • Early sign-up is strongly encouraged to help Northern Tier with planning (the base will be very busy with 240 staff!).
  • Be a member in good standing of the SAA.  Join online at
As in prior years, some of our alumni have worked a few days and then headed out on the trail. The base will be glad to help outfit you if needed (advance arrangements with Northern Tier are required).

We hope to hear from you!  For more information and to arrange to participate contact Dick Shank.


  • May 12, 2011 1:10 PM | Anonymous member
    Looking forward to it, with 3 of my 4 sons!
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  • June 12, 2011 11:49 AM | Anonymous member
    What a wonderful way to spend a week!

    Working with my sons, as well as new and old friends!

    Thanks again, and looking forward to next time!

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