Work Weekends

Volunteers are needed to spend time at camp to assist with facility projects during the fall, winter and spring. There is never a shortage of projects and maintenance needs, including building, repairing, cleaning, organizing, painting, etc. Families can arrive Friday afternoon and settle in. A volunteer meeting is held Saturday morning to discuss the day’s projects.

Work Weekends include your lodging. It’s just $25 per person ages 13 and up, and $15 per person ages 4-12. Children ages 3 and younger are free.

2022 and 2023 Dates

  • October 14-16, 2022
  • April 28-30, 2023
  • May 19-21, 2023

Fall Service Getaway | October 14, 2022 - October 16, 2022

The kids are back in school and it’s the perfect time for an adults-only getaway to camp! Come by yourself and meet new people or bring your crew—this work weekend will be an opportunity for you to give back to the place you love. Settle into your cabin on a Friday, work hard for a few hours on Saturday morning and afternoon, then kick back and enjoy our woodfire sauna and connect with friends under the stars. With cooling nightly temps, this may be your last chance to enjoy camp before things start to get frosty! Peek behind the scenes of what goes in to winterizing camp and help us get things ready for the longest season of the year… while connecting with other service-minded adults!

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Tame the Trails | April 28, 2023 – April 30, 2023

Northern Lights has a network of trails crisscrossing property (including about three miles of new mountain biking trails!) that are utilized year-round. In the spring, as snow melts and the plants start growing again, we need help from volunteers like you to maintain the pathways for hiking, biking, and skiing. We'll bring the saws, rakes, and shears… You bring the long sleeves, close toed shoes, and muscle! Relax after a hard days work with woodfire sauna and optional cold-water dip!

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Countdown to Summer | May 19, 2023 – May 21, 2023

Our maintenance team is hard at work getting Northern Lights ready for a summer jam-packed with family fun… But they always appreciate some help from volunteers with that final push! Come up to camp before the rush and get an inside peek at how we make family camp ready before the summer season begins. Spend the day working in tandem with our staff, then spend the evenings outside enjoying the warming temperatures or inside relaxing in your cabin with your family.

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