Skip to main content

Camp Northern Lights

Family Camp participants

Support Camp Northern Lights

YMCA adventure programs rely on the generosity of supporters like you.

Make a Donationlaunch

Founded in 2019, YMCA Camp Northern Lights is a family destination. Located on Bear Lake near the edge of the Superior National Forest, Northern Lights is a premier fishing destination with 130 acres of trails and woods to explore. With year-round programming and a wide range of lodging options – from RV and tent sites to gorgeous cabins with full kitchens and bathrooms – Camp Northern Lights is the perfect destination for seasoned adventurers or as a first-time camping experience. 

Camp Northern Lights beach image

Family-First Summer Camp

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

Summer Options

Summer Camp

What to Expect

Learn more about the day camp experience, from camp basics to health and safety details.

Learn More

See what's available at our location, including rates, dates, and program descriptions.

Summer Options

Download the definitive source of truth for preparing to attend our location.

Camp Handbooklaunch

News and Events

Latest Updates


The mission of YMCA Camp Northern Lights is to nurture our need for belonging and connection, to each other and to the outdoors.

Upcoming Events

Fat Biking image

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.

Learn More

Book Your Own Getaway

Seasonal Adventures


Book your own getaway


The natural way to say "I do!"

Camp Insider

Team Icon
Our Team

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

Timeline Icon
Our Camp Story

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

Giving Icon
Giving Opportunities

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

Two young ladies at a climbing course

Making Adventure 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?

Our customer service team is always happy to help.

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