YMCA Camp Northern Lights spans over nearly 30 acres within the Superior National Forest and along nearly a half mile of shoreline on Bear Island Lake.  All of our accommodations have a view of Bear Island Lake.  If you have any questions about which lodging style or location is best for you, please give us a call. We'd love to have you stay with us!

We think that our camp location is going to be just what you are looking for. Our setting is unique with a well maintained private driveway that is nearly a mile long off of Highway 21 and once you arrive our cabins and suites span across nearly a half mile of shoreline providing for an unparralled level of privacy.

Camp Northern Lights guests will find:

  • plenty of safe and secure parking for their vehicles and trailers;
  • vehicle parking is next to or very near to your cabin or suite;
  • vehicle plug-ins in the parking areas for our winter guests;
  • plenty of dock space for your boat;
  • lakeside plug-ins for charging your boat battery;
  • lakeside gas at our dock;

We provide an exceptional collection of complimentary seasonal outdoor play options right here at camp. During the summer: ping pong, volleyball, badminton, shuffle board, horseshoes, ring toss, ladder golf, washer toss, Cub Cottage playhouse, basketball, sandboxes, swing set, beach activities, berry picking and resort hosted activities almost daily. During the winter guests can go sledding, snowshoeing and even kite flying.

There are short footpaths winding through camp that take our guests to the beach, main dock, sauna, our three play areas and fish cleaning facility.

A Cabin or Suite Just Right for You

YMCA Camp Northern Lights offers a unique blend of cabin styles: classic northwoods cabins reminiscent of the vacations of your childhood, luxury cabins with extra amenities, vacation home style cabins and our luxury suites. Each of our lodging selections has a view of Bear Island Lake!

Our eight cabins include one 1-bedroom cabin, four 2-bedroom cabins and three 3-bedroom cabins.

One (1) Bedroom Cabin

Two (2) Bedroom Cabins

Three (3) Bedroom Cabins

Our four suites are quite similar to a cabin and each has all of the extra amenities of our finest cabin. The suites are located in one common building not attached to our Lodge and each has a patio or deck level view of Bear Island Lake. We offer two 1-bedroom suites and two 2-bedroom suites.

None of our accommodations have televisions, however, each does have a radio with CD player. None of our accommodations have air conditioning, however, every cabin or suite does have box fans and/or ceiling fans.

Camp Northern Lights takes immense pride in the fact that the Minnesota Department of Health inspected our resort (as required by law) and awarded our property (grounds, cabins and suites) another PERFECT score!