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A Minnesota North Woods Retreat for the Whole Family!

Camp du Nord, a non-profit family camp operated by the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, is a getaway destination for families, groups, and individuals. Located deep in the serene beauty of the Minnesota north woods, you can enjoy a natural setting that promotes relaxation, exploration and community. The camp is situated on Burntside Lake near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and offers miles of hiking and skiing trails, as well as family and group programming throughout the year. With a variety of unique cabins and tent sites, you can find one that is just right for you. Use your cabin as a base to explore the area on your own time. Fall, spring and summer reservations include use of canoes and kayaks. In the winter cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are available. Cabin reservations include one visit to du Nord's traditional Finnish sauna during your stay!

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Groups at YMCA Camp Du Nord. Take a break from the stuffy board rooms and treat your team to an inspiring getaway in the Minnesota north woods. Camp du Nord offers customizable meetings for your next business event or retreat. They can host up to 150 guests, and provide meal services for groups of 30 or more. Your team will love the chance to relax with hiking, canoeing or cross country ski and snowshoe trips in-between all their hard work!
Family at YMCA Camp Du Nord. It's important to spend quality time with your loved ones and Camp du Nord makes it easy to host your next reunion. Their peaceful lakeside setting offers plenty of space for groups of up to 150. You can enjoy fishing with grandpa or hiking around the trails with your cousins. Onsite meal service is available for groups of 30 or more! Inquire today and let their staff assist you in planning a reunion everyone will remember for years!
Wedding at YMCA Camp Du Nord. Lodge interior at YMCA Camp Du Nord. YMCA Camp du Nord offers a truly magical setting for your wedding celebration. Here, you can say "I do" while overlooking the beautiful waters of Burntside Lake, or choose any of the camp's spectacular natural settings as your venue instead. They are able to host groups of up to 180 for an elegant and memorable wedding event. Inquire now to start creating your special day!
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Fishing at YMCA Camp Du Nord. Burntside Lake is just a few steps away when you stay at YMCA Camp du Nord. This beautiful Minnesota lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for the seasoned and beginner angler. Cast your line from the fishing dock or off one of the beautiful points on shore. You can also get out on the watert and wait for the plentiful fish to bite! The beautiful views all around offer a truly relaxing setting for your fishing retreat!
Skiing at YMCA Camp Du Nord. Winter-lovers will discover a great vacation at YMCA Camp du Nord! There's a variety of exciting activities available here among the snowy north woods surroundings. Miles of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails offer the chance to explore, while kids will also love building snow sculptures around the camp. Warm up in the sauna and--if you're brave enough--jump through a hole in the ice on the lake for a truly unique winter experience!
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Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 28 units
Nearby City
  • Ely
Nearby Water
  • Burntside Lake
General
  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Sauna
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Wireless Internet
Room
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Kid's Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Meeting Room(s)
Suitability
  • Handicap Access
  • Children Welcome
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