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Camp du Nord strives to strengthen families by providing opportunities for individual and family growth, support spiritual development, and enhance environmental awareness in a wilderness setting.

Founded in 1961, Camp du Nord is a family destination located deep in Minnesota's north woods. Situated on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, du Nord provides access to miles of hiking and skiing trails, as well as family and group programming throughout the year. Lodging ranges from tent sites to gorgeous cabins with full kitchens and bathrooms, perfect for a seasoned participant family or a first-time camping experience.

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Family-First Summer Camp

Why should the kids have all the fun? Enjoy camp family-style!

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Summer Camp

What to Expect

Our Family Camp Guide has everything you need to know about our Summer Family Camp program.

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Learn more about our Lottery for Summer Camp registration, session dates, cancelation info, and more.

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After enjoying four years of family camp in the Northwoods, Tseganesh Selameab feels the comfort and familiarity of the YMCA of the North’s Camp du Nord and Camp Northern Lights. Now her goal is to make Camp Northern Lights a place of respite for everyone.

Upcoming Events

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Fall, Winter, and Spring

We are a year-round destination for various activities. You can also just book a cabin and do your own thing.

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Our Team

As leaders and friends, our team embodies the YMCA values of equity, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

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Our Camp Story

We are part of a family. And like any family member, our camp has a unique personality and some distinct characteristics.

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Giving Opportunities

Creating welcoming, inclusive, and supportive spaces takes a village. We would love for you to support and be part of ours.

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Making Adventure Accessible

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

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For location-specific questions, we encourage you to contact your camp directly.