Fest du Nord Family Music Festival
August 30 - September 2, 2019
Celebrate the end of the summer with a weekend full of concerts, dancing, storytelling, hikes, paddles and saunas.
Hi everyone! My name is Nick, although some of you may know be by my alias "Baxter". I have been with the Y since 2005. I have spent seasons working for Camp St. Croix, Camp Widjiwagan, Day Camp Guy Robinson, Camp Ihduhapi, and two summers at Camp du Nord. In 2017, I was excited to return to du Nord in an administrative role, and was fortunate enough to transition into the Summer Program Director role in October 2018.
In the summer, I love wandering the North Arm trails, eating meals with families in the Dining Hall, and sunrise paddles to Hegman (I also love looking for Bonzo, although I never seem to have any luck finding him!) I also love spending time at camp in the winter. There is nothing like an afternoon ski on the trails followed by a late night dip through the ice hole after some time in the sauna.
When I am not at camp, I live in St. Paul with my wife Jana (we just recently celebrated our wedding...at camp!) and our dogs Tucker and Mai. We love to bike around the cities and paddle when time provides. We also love the springtime - we like to make maple syrup in our backyard when the sap is flowing.
Camp is such a special place to me, and I know it means so much to all our campers. The sense of community at the end of each week is incredible, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to continue to provide the same sense of community everyone has grown accustomed to with their time at camp. It's a magical place, and I cannot wait to make Summer 2019 the best summer yet!
Greetings to the Camp du Nord Community! I am thrilled to begin my journey as the Executive Director of one of my favorite places on earth... Camp du Nord! This is truly a dream job for me and to say that my family and I are excited would be an understatement. I've been on the job for a couple of months now, and have been overwhelmed at times by the incredibly warm welcome I have received. THANK YOU!
The pathway that lead me here started in childhood, camping and going on BWCA trips with my family. At a young age, an appreciation for nature, adventure and family connections was instilled in me, and has prepped me for this new endeavor. I've spend many summers working at camps, leading trips, and running youth programs and through this time, camp has continued to call me back.
Two summers ago, my family spent our first week at Camp du Nord. I realized then that if I were to ever go back to camp as a career, it would have to be at du Nord. I fell in love with camp, and so did my family (my husband Zach, 7 year old son Jasper, and 3 year old daughter Ruby). There is a special magic at du Nord, and I am so honored to have been selected for this role where my focus will be to continue to provide a space where families and individuals can connect and grow.
Sincerely, Becca Fink
- First Day of Summer | June 8
- Fest du Nord | August 30 - September 2
- Women's Fall Retreat | September 26-29
- Fall Sailing at YMCA Camp Pepin | October 4-6
- Autumn Adventures | October 17-20
- Camp Boo Nord | October 24-27
- du Thanks | November 27 - December 1
- Women's Ski & Snowshoe Weekend | January 23-26
- Men's Weekend | January 30 - February 2
- Women's Impact Trip to St. John USVI | February 16-23
- Women's Ski & Snowshoe Weekend | February 20-23
- Winter Wonderland | February 27 - March 1
- Couple's Weekend | March 7-10
- Couple's Impact Trip to Cuba | March 38 - April 4
- Women's & Mother Daughter Spring Retreat | April 30 - May 3