Skip to main content

Attend camp as a family

YMCA Family Camp provides endless opportunities for growth, spiritual development, and environmental appreciation by giving families a place to relax, laugh, play, and grow together in a beautiful, peaceful wilderness setting.

Cabin Reservations

Book your own getaway. Do your own thing. Available three seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Summer Family Camp

Why should the kids have all the fun?

Mother and children making silly faces by a lake

Multi-day and full-week family programs offer age-specific programming in the mornings and all-family programs in the afternoons and evenings.

We have something for you, whether you're looking for water activities, hiking, or relaxation.

We use a lottery system to make registering as equitable as possible. Check availability to see if one of our open spots will work for you, and take note of the discounts offered during the first and last weeks.

Summer schedules and activities at Camp Northern Lights
Taking S.T.E.P.S

S.T.E.P.S stands for Supporting the Transformation of Equity and Power in outdoor Spaces. The goal of Taking S.T.E.P.S is to thoughtfully and intentionally create more opportunities for BIPOC and/or LGBTQ families to experience the north woods in a family camp setting.

This program is being developed by Camp Northern Lights.

Available At


Ely, MN


Fall, Winter, and Spring

Family Camp Weekends

View All

Labor Day Family Camp

event September 1 – 4, 2023
schedule 4:00pm-2:00pm
place YMCA Camp Warren
Eveleth, MN

Fest du Nord Weekend

event September 1 – 4, 2023
schedule 4:00pm-11:00am
place YMCA Camp du Nord
Ely, MN

Labor Day Family Camp

event September 1 – 4, 2023
schedule 6:00pm-10:00am
place YMCA Camp Menogyn
Grand Marais, MN
Two young ladies at a climbing course

Making adventure more accessible

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

Here to Help

Have a question or need assistance?