Summer 2022 Lottery
Summer registration is handled through a Lottery process, giving all families an equal opportunity to register for a session of family camp. The deadline for entry into the Lottery is December 1, 2021, and our online registration process will be held starting Monday, December 13th through Friday, December 17th.
Similar to last year, the lottery will be happening online. Families will be sent an email in early December to inform them of the “registration wave” in which they have been randomly placed. The lottery will be held starting Monday, December 13th through Friday, December 17th. All families will register online when their wave begins using their specific registration link. Please note that families can register anytime during the week until open registration begins on December 21st. Please use this link to direct you to the correct registration page.
Please check your login information for our online system. Click here to access the login page to check. We recommend you do this prior to your wave registration day
How to Check Availability
During the lottery process, we will be posting updated availability charts frequently to both Family Camp Facebook Pages.
You may register for the waitlist at either Camp du Nord or Camp Northern Lights.
Anyone registered for the waitlist will receive an email notification each time a new cabin/site becomes available at that camp location – all you need to do is login to your account and check. Please note this process is first come, first serve.
The cost is $25 per waitlist. Please contact the Customer Service Center if you book a cabin/site and they can apply the waitlist fee to your account balance.
Each year, both Family Camp locations work with a few distinct groups to set aside a number of cabins/sites for various summer session dates outside the Lottery or Open Registration. Some examples of this are Burn Camp, Military Veteran Camp and the S.T.E.P.S. Program. These cabins/sites are specifically reserved for the groups that we want to intentionally serve.
Signing up with other families
You may sign up to attend camp with up to two other families (either in shared or separate sites). When reserving multiple sites, all registrations must be placed at the same camp with the same session dates. Please have all families interested in attending camp complete the online registration for the Lottery. The email address connected to each registration will receive the link to register. The family (and associated email address) that receives the earliest wave will have the opportunity to register for up to three cabins/sites.
Once cabins/sites have been registered for, please disregard future wave assignment emails. Shared payment options should be arranged by the families. Deposits of 10% for each site will be due upon registration.
Once registration is complete, it is vital for the primary contact to share all messages from YMCA Family Camps with other families they have signed up with regarding summer preparation, including meal service, cabin/site roster, etc.
Family Camp Locations
During the lottery, we ask that you register for one Family Camp location. If you would like more than one session at each location, we ask that you wait until the open registration date to add additional sessions. We want to provide opportunity for as many families as possible to attend family camp.
All spaces not reserved in the Lottery are available in our online registration system on a first-come, first-served basis on December 21, 2021. There is no deadline—you may register as long as sessions are open and available.
Deposits and Payments
All Lottery and Open Registration reservations require a 10% deposit payment at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be billed in four monthly installments on February 15, March 15, April 15 and May 15.
We believe everyone should experience camp, regardless of family income. Thanks to the generous support of donors in our annual Y Annual Fund, we are able to offer scholarships to campers who need a little extra help. Click here for more information. If you are booking sites for other families under your name, your financial assistance award will apply only to the most expensive site. If you have any specific questions regarding this process please contact:
- Andy Sinykin / Camp du Nord / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dan O’Brien / Camp Northern Lights / email@example.com
Deposits are non-refundable. Cancelations must be done in writing and are due by 5/15/22 or full payment is required.
*If you are cancelling due to health or covid concerns, please reach out to customer service and they will work with Camp Leadership.
For questions or inquiries regarding cancellations or changes, please contact Customer Service.
Please call 612-822-2267 for technical assistance with lottery registration, or you can submit a request online here.
For specific questions regarding summer family camp during Lottery Week, please contact us using the contact information below.
- Andy Sinykin / Camp du Nord / firstname.lastname@example.org | 763-230-9312
- Cole Davis-Roberts / Camp du Nord / email@example.com | 763-400-3847
- Dan O’Brien / Camp Northern Lights / firstname.lastname@example.org | 763-230-6527
- Isaac Patterson / Camp Northern Lights / email@example.com | 651-747-0951