Enjoy the comforts of home in a gorgeous wilderness setting. These cabins are:

  • Equipped with bathrooms and kitchens
  • Flat and Fitted sheets included, please bring your own pillows and blankets.
  • Scenically located
  • Non-smoking
  • Convenient to all activity and waterfront areas
  • Winterized Cabins
  • Camp Map

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Located in Sisu Village

Sisu is a Finnish term that has a mystical, almost magical meaning. It can be roughly translated into “strength of will, determination and perseverance.” Sisu is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain that courage. You might call it backbone, spunk, stamina, guts or drive. The spirit of “sisu” is complementary to the core values of the YMCA—caring, honesty, responsibility and respect. Come to Camp Northern Lights and discover what “sisu” might mean for you!

The cabins in Sisu Village have Finnish nature and animal names, giving a nod to the Finns in the north woods of Minnesota.

Kessamoki Lodge and Karhu, Otava and Virta cabins in Sisu Village are available year-round. The rest are available in the summer, early fall and late spring.  

Susi - Sleeps 2-3

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $925 | Full week $1,850
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $185 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Koivu - Sleeps 4-5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,225 | Full week $2,450
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $250 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Kettu - Sleeps 4-6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,300 | Full week $2,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $260 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Setri - Sleeps 4-5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,225 | Full week $2,450
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $250 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Virta - Sleeps 4-6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: $1,300 | Full week $2,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $290

Haukka - Sleeps 6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: Only Available for Resource Families. Full week $100 for Resource Families
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $275 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Karhu - Sleeps 8-10

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,600 | Full week $3,200
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $340 per night 

Otava - Sleeps 8-10

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,600 | Full week $3,200
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $340 per night

Located in Buena Vista Village

The original resort that operated these cabins was founded in 1939, and at that time, it was called Buena Vista. It translates as “good view”—and that’s exactly what you can expect from these cabins. You’ll be able to see several constellations in the night sky of the northern hemisphere. The cabins in Buena Vista Village are named after these constellations.

These cabins are available in fall and spring.

Lyra - Sleeps 2

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $925 | Full week $1,850
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $185 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Pegasus - Sleeps 4

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,225 | Full week $2,450
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $250 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Ursa - Sleeps 4

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,225 | Full week $2,450
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $250 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Aquila - Sleeps 4 - 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,225 | Full week $2,450
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $235 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Cetus - Sleeps 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,300 | Full week $2,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $255 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Cygnus - Sleeps 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,300 | Full week $2,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $255 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Draco - Sleeps 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,300 I Full week $2,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $255 per night I Available September 3 – October 16 & May 1 - 31

Callisto - Sleeps 8

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,750 | Full week $3,500
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $320 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Polaris - Sleeps 8

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,750 | Full week $3,500
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $350 per night

Cassiopeia - Sleeps 12

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $2,050 | Full week $4,100
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $414 per night
  • *Not available for Family Camp Weekends

Revontulet - Sleeps 14-16

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $2,300 | Full week $4,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $625 per night