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Check out our Online Camp Store

posted on Wed, Dec 2 2020 11:07 am by YMCA YMCA Camp Northern Lights

We have created a one stop shop for all of your camp swag needs!

We have clothes, mugs, stickers and more that can be shipped to your doorstep.

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Calendar of Events

posted on Fri, Feb 28 2020 7:53 am by YMCA YMCA Camp Northern Lights

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Exciting Summer Camp Details

posted on Fri, May 17 2019 1:33 pm by YMCA YMCA Camp Northern Lights

We hope you are ready for some fun in the north woods! Here are some activities and opportunities available to your family this summer at Northern Lights.

  • Anna Maries Store & Patio – As always, this is one of the favorite places to spend those gorgeous summer afternoons. Right next to the Buena Vista swimming and boating areas, enjoy a tasty ice cream treat, watch campers enjoy the water or join us for daily happy hour. 
  • Family Art – We of course will have several opportunities for fun sign up art classes along with open art hours. Back by popular demand, the Family Art Tent! Express your creativity in the open air, create lasting family memories, and bring home a fun craft as a reminder of all the good times you had at camp!
  • Bear Island Lake – There are countless ways to enjoy the beauty of this lake including:
    • Paddle Sports: kayaks for all ages, tandem kayaks, canoes, row boats, peddle boats and stand up paddle boards. 
    • Motorized Watercraft – We have fishing boats and pontoons available to rent for a ½ day. 
    • Sisu Beach – This beach location has an incredible view of the lake. With much more shallow depths, it is perfect for families with younger kids looking for a quieter experience. There is also a floating platform you can swim out to!
    • Buena Vista Beach – This beach is located near The COVE and Bathhouse in the heart of camp where all the action is. There is also a water trampoline you can swim out to and jump off with the whole family! 
  • New this year! – Fat Tire Bikes – Take out our bikes and enjoy some nearby trails! This is the perfect opportunity for you to give it a try if you’ve never been on a fat tire bike. There will be options for individuals to check out a bike or joining others for a group ride led by staff.
  • The COVE (Center for Outdoor Ventures and Experiences) – We have moved operations to Anna Marie’s, making it even easier for them to help you enjoy the great outdoors! Anna and Bjorn will be available to help you plan an overnight camping trip on the island, set you up with some fishing equipment, or tell you about some great places to explore on Bear Island Lake. 
  • Linens – We provide flat and fitted sheets for all of the beds in camp, so you only have to bring your own pillows and blankets, a little less to worry about packing! Follow this link to see what other contents we provide in your cabin.

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