Upcoming Events


School Break Day Camps

School is out and camp is in session! Spend your school break days at Tanadoona. Reistration is open.


Summer Camp

Registration is open! Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount, Jan. 9-31.


Teen Outdoor Leadership

3rd Tuesday of each month, Jan. - May | 5-6:30pm

Led by our long-standing counselor and new Teen Outreach Coordinator, Simba, teens will meet year-round to collaborate on projects and grow as young leaders. Registration required.


Tanadoona Open House

Saturday, March 4, 12-3pm

Saturday, April 29, 12-3pm

New to Tanadoona or have questions about sessions you haven’t tried yet? Visit an Open House! Tour camp, enjoy seasonal camp activities and ask our staff all your questions.


Meet the Counselors

Thursday, June 8, 6-7:30pm

Meet your 2017 Tanadoona counselors before camp begins! Stop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time to say “Hi” and roast a s’more.


Tee It Up for Tanadoona

August 14, 2017

Bearpath Golf and Country Club

Join us Monday, August 14, 2017 and golf an exclusive Jack Nicklaus course. This premier fundraiser directly supports Tanadoona and the 2,300 youth who discover their sparks through nature each year at Tanadoona. Registration opens March 1, 2017.


Tanadoona Picnic

Friday, August 25, 5:30-6:30pm

Come back to Tanadoona for a fun family event with your favorite counselors and camp friends! Celebrate another great summer at Tanadoona with food, games and shirt-signing. Bring the whole family!


Tanadoona Volunteer Day

Saturday, October 7, 1-4pm

Bring the family and help protect the natural beauty of Tanadoona by improving water quality at and around Lake Minnewashta. Volunteers will help remove buckthorn, spread woodchips, rake, and prepare camp for winter. This is a great family activity for ages 6 and older. Registration opens during the summer.

Past Events

Thursday, October 27

Annual Wine and Whiskey Tasting presented by Land O'Lakes

A very special thank you to our title sponsor, Land O'Lakes, Inc., and all our sponsors who generously support the mission of Camp Fire Minnesota. This year was our most successful Tasting event, raising $148,000 - exceeding our goal. All thanks to your support and passion! You are helping Minnesota youth discover their sparks for learning, leading and living through Camp Fire. 


Monday, August 15

Tee It Up for Tanadoona

Bearpath Golf and Country Club

Camp Fire's 3rd Tee It Up for Tanadoona was a huge success! Golfers, sponsors and supporters exceeded the event goal by contributing $169,400 to Tanadoona summer camps and year-round programs.

Monday, June 20

Annual Meeting

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Join us as we celebrate accomplishments from 2015 and honor outstanding individuals and groups who contribute to Camp Fire Minnesota's success in Lighting Sparks in Minnesota youth. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Thursday, May 26

Meet the Counselors

Meet your 2016 Tanadoona counselors before camp starts! Stop by Tanadoona for a few minutes or stay the whole time, this is always great fun for families and our counselors!


October 22, 2015

Annual Wine and Whiskey Tasting

Thank you for joining us at our 8th Annual Wine and Whiskey Tasting! More than $115,000 was raised to help youth discover their spark thanks to all our generous sponsors and supporters!


September 26, 2015 (1pm - 4pm)

Tanadoona Volunteer Day

Thank you to the many volunteers and the United Way for helping to protect the natural beauty of Tanadoona at our Annual Tanadoona Volunteer Day!


August 21, 2015 (5pm - 6:30pm)

Tanadoona Summer Picnic
Thanks to all the families who joined us at the Tanadoona Picnic. See you again in 2016!

August 10, 2015

Tee It Up for Tanadoona golf event

Camp Fire's 2nd Annual Tee It Up for Tanadoona at Bearpath Golf and Country Club on August 10, 2015 was a huge success! Golfers, sponsors and supporters contributed $120,500 to Tanadoona summer camp and year-round programs. Thank you to our sponsors: PwC, Cargill, and Best Version Media!


June 15, 2015

Annual Meeting

Thank you to Allina Health for helping us host our Annual meeting. The 2015 Annual Meeting was led by Beth Smits, Camp Fire Board President, and Marnie Wells, Camp Fire CEO, with an inspiring keynote address from Mayor Denny Laufenburger, City of Chanhassen.


June 6, 2015

Meet the Counselors & Tanadoona Tours
Thanks to everyone who came out to meet the Tanadoona camp staff!


May 2, 2015

Tanadoona Open House

New to Tanadoona? Our open house is the perfect time to try Tanadoona camp activities, plus check out the cabins, swimming beach, and all 103 acres of nature! Special discounts will be offered to new families registering that week!


April 25, 2015

Earth Day Service Project for Teens

In honor of Earth Day, Tanadoona teens spent the afternoon at Tanadoona helping prepare the Tanadoona Garden!


October 25, 2014

Tanadoona Volunteer Day

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped remove buckthorn at Tanadoona. This project helped reduce erosion and ultimately improves area water quality thanks to funding provided by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. Watch for Tanadoona Volunteer Day to be announced for next fall! Photos


October 23, 2014

Annual Benefit: an evening of performance, whiskey and wine

Nearly 300 guests enjoyed an evening of wine and whiskey tasting and helped Camp Fire Minnesota raise over $122,000! The evening showcased how strong partnerships and dedicated supporters ignite, inspire and help Minnesota youth imagine brighter futures. Thanks to our special guest Beth Dooley and Diamond, this year's youth speaker.

Full details of Camp Fire Minnesota's Annual Benefit.


August 11, 2014

Tee it Up for Tanadoona

Bearpath Golf and Country Club

Tee it Up for Tanadoona is a race to play as many holes as possible. Our inaugural year's winning team was the Cargill/Land O'Lakes team. Thanks to all the golfers and guests, more than $100,000 was raised for the Campaign for Tanadoona.


May 19, 2014

Camp Fire's 2014 Annual Meeting

Thank you to Piper Jaffray for allowing us to host our Annual meeting at their downtown office. The 2014 Annual Meeting was led by Beth Smits, Camp Fire Board President, and Marnie Wells, Camp Fire CEO, with an inspiring keynote address from John Gunyou, Board Chair, Three Rivers Park District. If you weren't able to attend you can see the 2013 Outstanding Award recipients and Mr. Gunyou's speech on our Annual Meeting page.


May 13, 2014

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Tanadoona

Camp Fire Minnesota CEO Marnie Wells, along with Mayor Furlong of Chanhassen and camper Emerson and her dad lead a groundbreaking ceremony for the Campaign for Tanadoona on May 13, 2014. The Great Tana-re-doona is underway. Summer 2014 campers will be welcomed by a new entrance at Tanadoona and see six day camp cabins and three new overnight cabins!

We are still raising funds to complete phase one of the master plan by the end of 2014. Show your support, by contributing to the Campaign for Tanadoona. Donate here.