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Spring 2019 Garage Sale

posted on Mon, Mar 18 2019 9:44 am by YMCA Camp du Nord

Held as a joint fundraiser for YMCA Camp du Nord and YMCA Camp Widjiwagan. The sale is held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds during the month of May.

Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Merchandise Mart Building
1640 Dan Patch Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN 55108
Sale cell phone (May 4-11) 651-245-2332

Be part of the team of families and friends! Help make this Widji-du Nord sale successful!

Search your attic and basement for treasures to donate.
All proceeds fund the Camper Scholarship Endowment.
Teens earn valuable service hours; families can work together!

Volunteers needed

Saturday-Saturday May 4-11

  • Pick up items at homes around the cities
  • Set-up the sale (pricing, unpacking, arranging merchandise)
  • Help sell items while the sale is running
  • Clean-up after the sale
  • Serve on Planning Committee

Sign up to volunteer

Donate Goods

Saturday May 4, Noon -7:30 pm
Sunday-Tuesday May 5-7, 9 am- 7:30 pm

Search your attic and basement for treasures to donate such as books, patio furniture, sporting goods and more. View our donation guidelines and for larger donations, request a pick-up.

Shop for treasures

Thursday-Saturday, May 9th – 11th

  • Thursday -Friday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday BAG AND CART SALE, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

View the week-at-a-glance schedule

Camp Office: 651-645-6605

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Think Spring at Camp du Nord

posted on Thu, Feb 7 2019 9:22 am by YMCA Camp du Nord

After a long winter full of ice, cold, and polar vortexes there is not better way to celebrate spring than a weekend at Camp du Nord! We have plenty of opportunities for you to get to camp this spring. 

Spring Phenology Weekend - April 5-7, 2019

Phenology is the study of plant and animal lifecycle events throughout the year. Book this weekend in your favorite du Nord cabin and watch the north woods awaken in the early spring! Look for the first emergence of plants and flowers and listen for the return of migratory birds. Create your own nature journal and earn an exclusive Camp du Nord phenology sticker. 

Women's and Mother/Daughter Spring Retreat - May 2-5, 2019

A traditional du Nord women's retreat with added programs for moms and daughters. Bring your mom or your daughter (ages 15 and up welcome) for a purposeful weekend of laughing, listening, and connecting away from the normal distractions of home. Cost is $365 per person and $210 per daughter ages 15 and up. Includes meals Friday breakfast through Sunday brunch. 

Blooma Family Yoga Weekend - May 9-12, 2019

Experience the joy and peacefulness of an unplugged weekend in the woods while taking time with your family. We are excited to partner with Blooma, a wellness studio with a mission to nurture one's mind, body and spirit. The weekend will be full of opportunities for all ages to practice yoga with Blooma Yoga teachers and to participate in all of your favorite in-camp activities like arts and crafts, s'more making, saunas, hiking and more. Tentative schedule and cabin pricing can be found here

We can't wait to see you in the North Woods! Register today.

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Welcome Nick Weber (AKA Baxter), our new Summer Program Director

posted on Thu, Feb 7 2019 8:39 am by YMCA Camp du Nord

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!

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Meet Becca Fink, the new Executive Director

posted on Thu, Feb 7 2019 8:29 am by YMCA Camp du Nord

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

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Blooma Family Yoga Weekend

posted on Thu, Aug 16 2018 10:14 am by YMCA Camp du Nord

Experience the joy and peacefulness of an unplugged weekend in the woods while taking time with your family. We are excited to partner with Blooma, a wellness studio with a mission to nurture ones mind, body and spirit. 

Saturday will be full of opportunities for all ages to practice yoga with Blooma Yoga teachers and to participate in all of your favorite in camp activities like arts and crafts, s'more making, saunas, hiking and more.

May 10-12, 2019

Register online

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Calendar of Events

posted on Thu, Dec 21 2017 8:00 am by YMCA Camp du Nord

Upcoming Events

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