Lottery & Reservation Details

Reservations for summer at Camp Northern Lights are made through a lottery system. All times listed here are Central Time.

  • You must register to participate in the lottery by midnight on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
  • The Lottery happens on Saturday, December 8, 2018—you must be available to answer your phone when we call between 8am and 1pm to register for a site.
  • It is important that we have your correct phone number and that your phone is near you on Lottery day.
  • We do call back within 10 minutes if we miss you on the first try, but after two calls, we won’t be able to call you back until the end of the day. We do not accept incoming calls.

How the Lottery works

Go to our online registration system, fill in your information and follow the steps as directed.

During the Lottery registration you will be asked to provide credit card information and will be charged a $25 Lottery deposit (which will be refunded if you do not reserve a site.) We are not able to accept checks or cash during Lottery registration.

You do not need to submit your week or cabin preferences. We will ask you when we call on Lottery day. We do our best to accommodate the preferences of all families registered for the Lottery.

If you are new to the Lottery, a staff member or volunteer will be calling you before December 8, 2018 to answer any questions you might have about registering for family camp.

You will have the opportunity to reserve a session at Camp du Nord, Camp Northern Lights or both.

Once you have completed a reservation on Lottery day, we will schedule the remaining balance in three monthly installments in 2019 for March 15, April 15 and May 15.

Open enrollment

All spaces not reserved in the Lottery are available on a first-come, first-served basis, starting December 18, 2018.

An Open Enrollment reservation requires a $150 deposit payment at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be billed in three monthly installments in 2019 on March 15, April 15 and May 15.

Signing up with other families

During the Lottery, you may sign up to attend camp with up to two other families. All families must complete the online signup and include each other’s names where requested. Forms must match and include the party responsible for payment, as well as the party to be called on Lottery day.

When a family is called on Lottery Day, that family may reserve up to three cabins/sites, and the remaining families will not be called.  Make sure that the family getting the call on Lottery day knows all of the sites and weeks that all families are comfortable with.  To reserve as a group, you must register for the same week on Lottery day.