Our mission is to strengthen families by providing opportunities for individual and family growth, supporting spiritual development and enhancing environmental awareness in a wilderness setting.

Camp du Nord is unique among YMCA camps in that it provides summer programming centered on families, rather than kids and teens. Our goal is to strengthen relationships among families of any shape and size.

YMCA Camp du Nord seeks to promote an atmosphere where all persons feel welcome, included, and respected. At du Nord, we pride ourselves on appreciating the value of diverse populations and welcome all! Our programs are designed to enhance the relationships of any and all those that you consider a part of your family.

Read about one family's story in the Star Tribune
Family Camp

We also offer off-season rental and retreat opportunities. Camp du Nord is a beautiful destination for your getaway—with your family, by yourself, with friends, for your company or for your destination event.


Camp du Nord is situation on the pristine waters of Burntside Lake near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We offer 40 kilometers of incredible ski trails and 35 miles of hiking trails.