Enjoy the comforts of home in a gorgeous wilderness setting. These cabins are:

  • Equipped with bathrooms and kitchens
  • Inclusive of bed linens
  • Scenically located
  • Non-smoking
  • Convenient to all activity and waterfront areas
  • Winterized Cabins
  • Camp Map

Located in Sisu Village

Sisu is a Finnish term that has a mystical, almost magical meaning. It can be roughly translated into “strength of will, determination and perseverance.” Sisu is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain that courage. You might call it backbone, spunk, stamina, guts or drive. The spirit of “sisu” is complementary to the core values of the YMCA—caring, honesty, responsibility and respect. Come to Camp Northern Lights and discover what “sisu” might mean for you!

The cabins in Sisu Village have Finnish nature and animal names, giving a nod to the Finns in the north woods of Minnesota.

Kessamoki Lodge and Karhu, Otava and Virta cabins in Sisu Village are available year-round. The rest are available in the summer, early fall and late spring.  

Susi - Sleeps 2-3

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $818 | 4-day $892 | Full week $1,735
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $185 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Kessamoki Lodge
This building includes two family suites:

  • Lumi – Each sleep 2-4
    • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $155 per night 
  • Kivi – Each sleep 4-6
    • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $180 per night

Koivu - Sleeps 4-5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,108 | 4-day $1,209 | Full week $2,350
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $242 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Kettu - Sleeps 4-6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,108 | 4-day $1,209 | Full week $2,350
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $242 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Setri - Sleeps 4-6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,108 | 4-day $1,209 | Full week $2,350
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $242 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Virta - Sleeps 4-6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,202 | 4-day $1,311 | Full week $2,550
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $288

Haukka - Sleeps 6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,214 | 4-day $1,324 | Full week $2,575
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $273 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Karhu - Sleeps 8-10

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,603 | 4-day $1,749 | Full week $3,400
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $330 per night 

Otava - Sleeps 8-10

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,603 | 4-day $1,749 | Full week $3,400
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $330 per night

Revontulet - Sleeps 14-16

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $2,074 | 4-day $2,263 | Full week $4,400

Located in Buena Vista Village

The original resort that operated these cabins was founded in 1939, and at that time, it was called Buena Vista. It translates as “good view”—and that’s exactly what you can expect from these cabins. You’ll be able to see several constellations in the night sky of the northern hemisphere. The cabins in Buena Vista Village are named after these constellations.

These cabins are available in fall and spring.

Lyra - Sleeps 2

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $818 | 4-day $892 | Full week $1,735
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $150 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Pegasus - Sleeps 4

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $896 | 4-day $977 | Full week $1,900
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $160 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Ursa - Sleeps 4

  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $220 per night | Available September & May

Aquila - Sleeps 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,179 | 4-day $1,286 | Full week $2,500
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $230 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Cetus - Sleeps 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,179 | 4-day $1,286 | Full week $2,500
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $230 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Cygnus - Sleeps 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,179 | 4-day $1,286 | Full week $2,500
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $230 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Draco - Sleeps 5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,108 | 4-day $1,209 | Full week $2,350
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $180 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Callisto - Sleeps 8

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,509 | 4-day $1,646 | Full week $3,200
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $280 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Polaris - Sleeps 8

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,603 | 4-day $1,749 | Full week $3,400
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $280 per night | Available September 3 - October 16 & May 1-31

Cassiopeia - Sleeps 12

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,815 | 4-day $1,980 | Full week $3,850