Leadership Development Program

Teens entering grades 9-12 will learn about leadership through training and helping camp counselors facilitate programs. Applications are due Friday, January 8, 2021. Cost is $600 for a two-week session (transportation provided for an additional $40). Applicants will be informed by Friday, January 29, 2021.

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2021 Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 13-27
  • Session 2: June 27 – July 11
  • Session 3: July 11-25
  • Session 4: July 25 – August 8 *All-gender session* Please contact us at campnorthernlights.info@ymcanorth.org for more information
  • Session 5: August 8 -22

Resource Families

Seasoned Northern Lights campers can apply to be a Resource Family. Resource Families assist campers and staff throughout the session with a variety of activities, including the Little & Big Dipper Swim, and Adult Age-Groups. Applications are due Friday, November 13.The cost to be a Resource Family is $100 and is a week long session (Camp Northern Lights covers the cost of lodging, but each family is responsible for providing their own food). Applicants will be informed by Friday, November 20. Resource Families stay in Haukka a full facility cabin located in the Sisu Village near the Lodge.

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2021 Session Dates

  • June 13 – 19
  • June 20 – 27
  • June 27 – July 3
  • July 4 – 10
  • July 11 – 17
  • July 18 – 25
  • July 25 – 31
  • August 1 – 7
  • August 8 – 14
  • August 15 – 22
  • August 22 – 28
  • August 29 – September 1

S.T.E.P.S. Week (Supporting the Transformation of Equity and Power in outdoor Spaces)

At Northern Lights, we appreciate the value of diverse populations and welcome all. As we launch our third summer, we are intentionally working to change the white power dynamic traditionally present at family camp.

Learn more about S.T.E.P.S.