Full Facility Cabins

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
  • 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 $656 | 4-day $1,069 | Full week $1,700
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $180 per night (late spring and early fall only, closed in winter)

Kessamoki Lodge
This building includes four family suites:

  • Lumi & Tuli – Each sleep 2-4
    • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $694 | 4-day $1,131 | Full week $1,800
    • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $140 per night (winter), $150 (late spring and early fall)
  • Kivi & Joki – Each sleep 4-6
    • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $849 | 4-day $1,383 | Full week $2,200
    • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $155 per night (winter), $175 (late spring and early fall)

Koivu - Sleeps 4-5

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $926 | 4-day $1,509 | Full week $2,400
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $235 per night (late spring and early fall only, closed in winter)

Kettu - Sleeps 4-6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $926 | 4-day $1,509 | Full week $2,400
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $235 per night (late spring and early fall only, closed in winter)

Setri - Sleeps 4-6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $926 | 4-day $1,509 | Full week $2,400
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $235 per night (late spring and early fall only, closed in winter)

Virta - Sleeps 4-6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,003 | 4-day $1,634 | Full week $2,600
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $225 per night (winter), $280 (late spring and early fall)

Haukka - Sleeps 6

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $964 | 4-day $1,571 | Full week $1,800
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $265 per night (late spring and early fall only, closed in winter)

Karhu - Sleeps 8-10

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,311 | 4-day $2,137 | Full week $3,400
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $260 per night (winter), $320 (late spring and early fall)

Otava - Sleeps 8-10

  • Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,311 | 4-day $2,137 | Full week $3,400
  • Book Your Own Getaway rate: $260 per night (winter), $320 (late spring and early fall)

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.

The cabins in Buena Vista Village are available in the summer.

Lyra - Sleeps 2
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $617 | 4-day $1,006 | Full week $1,600

Pegasus - Sleeps 4
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $810 | 4-day $1,320 | Full week $2,100

Ursa - Sleeps 4
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $887 | 4-day $1,446 | Full week $2,300

Aquila - Sleeps 5
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $964 | 4-day $1,571 | Full week $2,500

Cetus - Sleeps 5
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $964 | 4-day $1,571 | Full week $2,500

Cygnus - Sleeps 5
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $964 | 4-day $1,571 | Full week $2,500

Draco - Sleeps 5
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $849 | 4-day $1,383 | Full week $2,200

Callisto - Sleeps 8
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,080 | 4-day $1,760 | Full week $2,800

Polaris - Sleeps 8
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,080 | 4-day $1,760 | Full week $2,800

Cassiopeia - Sleeps 12
Summer Family Camp rates: 3-day $1,350 | 4-day $2,200 | Full week $3,500