Annual Giving Program

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Each year during our Annual Giving Program, we ask for your support to keep a long-standing tradition of exceptional family camp experiences alive and well. Your gift strengthens families—and in turn strengthens communities.

In 2018, more than 150 families received financial assistance totaling over $120,000. Many of our scholarship recipients have never been on a family vacation, paddled a canoe or been to Northern Minnesota. Your donation makes these life-changing experiences possible for all families, regardless of income.

With your help, YMCA Camp du Nord can:

  • Offer camp scholarships so that no one is turned away due to financial need
  • Purchase essential program equipment and supplies
  • Provide quality training programs for camp staff

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How to donate

We can process your gift online or by check, deferred billing, monthly credit card billing, EFT and donation of securities. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is fully tax-deductible.

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To donate by mail, download the mail-in pledge card.

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Camp du Nord
NW 5901
P.O. Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-5901

Matching gifts

Most companies match gifts to YMCA camping programs. Contact your human resources department today, and double your gift to camp.

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund provides annual income to support Camp du Nord’s programs and operations. As costs increase, earnings from the endowment become increasingly important for providing experiences of the very highest quality, for being inclusive of all participants who are interested and for the camp’s overall financial wellbeing.

One of the camp’s key goals is to create a more stable and sustainable financial model that relies much less heavily upon camper and participant fees so that:

  • All families, regardless of financial resources, are able to participate; 
  • Unpredictable and temporary increases in expenses have a less dramatic impact upon camper fees; 
  • Costs associated with going to camp are manageable for more families. 

A $5 million Endowment Fund will assist greatly in making du Nord’s programs accessible to the widest range of campers, recruiting and training stellar staff and offering quality equipment and distinctive facilities in a serene, beautiful setting. 

To make an endowment gift, please call us at 651-645-6605. We are deeply honored to be remembered by our friends in such a personal and significant way.

Heritage Club

We recognize endowment donors through the Camp du Nord Heritage Family. Heritage Family members help strengthen families through exceptional programs in a natural setting.

More Ways to Give

Living tribute and memorial gifts

Honor someone special, either in memory or on a special occasion, like a birthday, wedding, anniversary or holiday. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated, and the gift will have a lasting impact. Please contact Carolyn Caswell in Mission Advancement at 612-371-8707 for more information.

Planned giving opportunities

Create a legacy that will impact camp for generations – a gift in your will, IRA, insurance policy, bank account, trust or other estate instrument. Not only can this provide a tax benefit to you and your heirs, but it will bring priceless benefit to our camp community long into the future. Please contact Jeri Glick-Anderson, the Y’s Senior Director of Planned Giving, at or (651) 435-6724, for more information.