du Trips

In it’s fourth year, we are excited to once again provide an opportunity to enhance your families wilderness experience by offering family adventures into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. 

Your family will be offered the chance to work together to develop wilderness skills, have a fun outdoor adventure, and create meaningful outdoor experiences with memories that will last a life-time.

What is a du Trip?

  • A du Trip is a chance for your family to explore the beauty of the BWCA with a trained and certified du Nord staff member.
  • Camp du Nord can provide families the opportunity to supplement their week at camp with a 2-5 night camping experience, utilizing du Nord’s resources and staff.
  • Du Trips are designed for whole family involvement, an opportunity for all family members to be an active participant in the wilderness experience.


du Trips Registration Form

Du Trips will run as a week-long experience from Saturday to Saturday, beginning and ending at du Nord, with a 2-4 night canoe trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during your week. Arrive on Saturday night, take in a few nights of family camp while you prepare for your adventure, enjoy a quality canoe experience with a trained staff member, and return in time for the closing celebration on Friday night. Du Trips families will be provided housing at the Platform Tent, Grosbeak, in Pine Pointe Village.


There will be a du Trips Lottery on February 13, 2016. This Lottery will be independent of du Nord's summer camp Lottery. You may register for both a du Trip and a family camp experience. Indicate on your registration whether you would like to receive a phone call on Lottery Day for the chance to register for a du Trip.

Open Enrollment

Beginning February 20, 2016 all available remaining trips will be open for enrollment on a first-come, first-serve basis. At this point there will be additional flexibility regarding specific dates.


The cost will be $60 per adult, per night and $50 per child 12 and under, per night. This covers all gear and food during the du trip, as well as housing before and after the trip, and a staff leader. The $100 registration deposit will be put towards trip cost upon enrollment. *Note - This does not include any additional meals at Camp du Nord’s dining hall. Please indicate on your registration form if you hope to eat a meal at camp.