Skip to main content

Calling all nature enthusiasts, family-fun seekers, and anyone craving a rejuvenating escape! Camp du Nord beckons you to explore, unwind, and connect in a breathtaking natural setting. Whether you envision a summer camp experience filled with refreshing water activities or a cozy winter retreat with snowy landscapes, we offer captivating options for every season.

This guide is your key to unlocking an unforgettable adventure at Camp du Nord. 

place 3606 North Arm Road
Ely, MN 55731

The Basics


In the Summer, lunch and dinners are served Monday through Friday. Capacity is limited, so make sure to register early.

In the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons, hearty and nutritious meals are offered during programmed weekends and may be arranged for groups of 25 or more.

All meals are served buffet-style in our Dining Hall. We have banquet capabilities for up to 180 people. With advanced notice, our staff can accommodate most dietary needs.

Dining Services

Camp du Nord is divided into three villages, each comprising 31 unique cabins (including full-facility and rustic), five platform cabins, two platform tents, three auto tent sites (for car camping), and three lakeside rustic tent sites.

View Lodging

Canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and paddleboards are available from June through September for campers to use at no additional charge.

In the winter, cross-country skis and snowshoes are available to rent for $10 per person daily. Snow tubes are available at our two sledding hills for no additional charge.


Family Camp is always about connection and community. We are a destination of choice for school groups, yoga retreats, family reunions, weddings, and more. We will work with you to create a unique experience that meets your group's needs.

Book Your Own Getaway

Full Facility Cabins

Full-facility cabins are fully plumbed, feature bathrooms and kitchens, and are scenically located. Cabins are convenient for all activities and waterfront areas.

Linens are not included. No pets allowed. Pine Pointe Village cabins only have Wi-Fi in the fall, winter, and spring seasons. All other cabins have Wi-Fi available in shared community buildings.

View Options
Rustic Cabins

All rustic cabins are scenically located with spectacular lake views and easy access to all activity areas. All cabins have electricity and kitchens but no bathrooms. Campers may utilize a centrally located shower house with modern bathroom conveniences. 

Linens are not included. No pets allowed. Wi-Fi is available in shared community buildings.

View Options
Platform Cabins

Enjoy one of our "off-the-grid" eco-cabins. These newer cabins are simple yet very comfortable. A screened porch with a picnic and stainless steel table makes outdoor cooking a breeze. Each platform cabin sleeps 6. The sleeping room includes two elevated long twin-over-queen bunk beds. A water spigot, showers, biffies, and refrigeration are available nearby. Solar lanterns and all dishware and cooking utensils are provided.

Linens are not included. No pets allowed. Wi-Fi is available in shared community buildings.

View Options
Tent Sites

Available June-September only. Nearby refrigeration is available. 

Linens are not included. No pets are allowed. Wi-Fi is available in shared community buildings.

View Options

Activity Spaces

Lodge du Nord
Lodge du Nord

Lodge du Nord holds our dining hall, camp store, and camp office. The dining hall space is primarily used for meals, but this building can also be used for yoga and workshops. The Dining Hall has seating for up to 180 people, although smaller groups are more comfortable. This space includes 22 (7'10" x 2'11") tables, chairs, a gas fireplace, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, and a covered porch.

Morning Glory
Morning Glory

Morning Glory is a beautiful building in our Pine Pointe Village. It is a wonderful group gathering space for yoga, discussion, or workshops. Well-suited for 20-30 people with a maximum capacity of nearly 65, Morning Glory features a large stone fireplace, bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and a small kitchen area with a refrigerator

Pine Pointe Pavillion
Pine Pointe Pavillion

Pine Pointe Pavillion provides ample gathering space in our Pine Pointe Village and is an excellent spot for yoga, music, or workshops. Morning Glory is right next door, so bathrooms are nearby.

Burntside Stage
Burtside Stage

This outdoor space overlooks the lake and features a 15' 10" x 8' stage and bench seating for up to 180 people.

Planning Help

Contact Us

Whether you have a question or are ready to plan, we have the answers and are prepared to assist.

Deposits and Payments

Programs and Retreats
50% due at registration, 50% due one month prior.

Book Your Own Getaway and Themed Weekends
50% due at registration, 50% due on the first day of the prior month.

Weddings/Special Events
Contact for Details

Cancellations launch
Financial Assistance

The YMCA offers need-based financial assistance to help people access the programs that are important to them.

Please ask us about options.

Special Accommodations

We are committed to equity and improving access to our programs and spaces for all.

Make a Request launch