The mission of YMCA Camp Northern Lights is to nurture our need for belonging and connection, to each other and to the outdoors. Spending time together in nature is one of the best ways for families to grow together. YMCA Camp Northern Lights, a north woods family camp and getaway destination, is the YMCA’s newest family camp in Northern Minnesota. Located on the edge of the Superior National Forest, families experience a beautiful wilderness setting that promotes community, relaxation, and adventure. Camp is situated on Bear Island Lake and offers year-round programs including retreats and cabin reservation opportunities.