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With YMCA nature retreats, you spend your time enjoying nature while we worry over the details

From seasonal camps and wellness retreats to school breaks and themed weekends, YMCA of the North nature retreats are designed to help you unplug from your daily grind and enjoy some quality time with friends, family, and yourself.

Individual categories and upcoming options are listed below.

Adults Only More Adults Only

Adult Fat Tire Biking

event February 2 – 5, 2023
Thursday-Sunday
schedule 2:00pm-12:00pm
place YMCA Camp Northern Lights
Babbitt, MN

Couple's Getaway

event March 9 – 12, 2023
Thursday-Sunday
schedule 2:00pm-12:00pm
place YMCA Camp du Nord
Ely, MN

Adult Birding Weekend

event May 11 – 14, 2023
Thursday-Sunday
schedule 2:00pm-12:00pm
place YMCA Camp Northern Lights
Babbitt, MN

Dogsledding More Dogsledding

Family Camp Weekends More FC Weekends

Labor Day Family Camp

event September 1 – 4, 2023
Friday-Monday
schedule 6:00pm-10:00am
place YMCA Camp Menogyn
Grand Marais, MN

Themed Weekends More Themed Weekends

Winter BOLD/GOLD Retreat

event February 11 – 12, 2023
Saturday-Sunday
schedule 9:00am-9:30am
place YMCA Camp Ihduhapi
Loretto, MN

Wild Wolf Weekend

event April 21 – 23, 2023
Friday-Sunday
schedule 2:00pm-12:00pm
place YMCA Camp Northern Lights
Babbitt, MN

Women Only More Women Only

Women's Ski and Snowshoe

event February 23 – 26, 2023
Thursday-Sunday
schedule 2:00pm-12:00pm
place YMCA Camp du Nord
Ely, MN

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