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Tanadoona Overnight (Resident) Camps

Camp Tanadoona offers four progressive overnight camp experiences: Thursday Night Overnight, Mini-Resident Camp, Resident Camp, and Northwoods Adventure at Camp Bluewater. We also have a week just for teens!


Campers are grouped into cabins by age and spend most of the week in activities with their cabin mates. All campers come together for meals, swimming, and evening activities and campfires.


A packing list is at the bottom of this page. Click on the links below for even more information about Resident Camps.


Mini-resident Camp: Sunday - Wednesday

Campers enjoy all that Resident Camp has to offer - a great option for campers with busy summer schedules or younger campers who are just starting out with overnight camp! Among the many great evening activities, nighttime brings a giant game of safari and always a campfire with epic campfire stories!

Check-in: Sunday 3:00 p.m. ; Check -out: Wednesday 4:oo - 5:15 p.m. (Closing Ceremony at 4:10 pm)

Resident Camp: Sunday - Friday

Resident Camp is the heart of Tanadoona. Sleep in a cabin, tell stories around a campfire, sing silly songs, meet new friends, and carry on the 90-year-old traditions of camp life, like the Polar Bears and Rock’n Robins... and, of course, help create some new ones!
This is it folks, this is where it’s all happening!

Check-in: Sunday 3:00 p.m. ; Check -out: Friday 4:oo - 5:15 p.m. (Closing Ceremony at 4:10 pm)


Just for Teens! Teen Resident Camp - Week 7: July 19-24
More Freedom + More Fun: Teen Week is designed to be a little more chill than other weeks. That means staying up later or sleeping in a little later, camping out with your pals, canoeing to the public beach and so many other great activities! This year we’re introducing Mini-Arts for Teen Week campers! Spend the week performing a new trade or bring one you’re already passionate about - working on a project like painting, theatre, outdoor
drumming, filmmaking, nomadic cooking or join the disco committee!

More for Teens in 2015
Find your spark! Teens are given the opportunity to stretch their wings and explore at Tanadoona. With many new programming options to be creative and just be themselves. Learn to appreciate and love the camp lifestyle and leave with new friends and lifelong memories.


Northwoods Adventure gives campers a chance to explore the great Northwoods on a guided canoeing, camping, and backpacking trip. Learn more about Northwoods Adventure.



Packing for Resident Camp

Please clearly label your camper's items.


[ ] Pillow

[ ] Sleeping Bag

[ ] Flashlight w/Batteries

[ ] Bath Towel(s)

[ ] Water Bottle


[ ] T-Shirts (4 pairs)

[ ] Long-sleeved Shirts (1 pair)
[ ] Shorts (3 pairs)

[ ] Long Pants (1 pair)

[ ] Rain Coat or Poncho

[ ] Jacket or Sweatshirt
[ ] Pajamas (1 or 2 pairs)
[ ] Socks (as many as needed)

[ ] Toothbrush and Toothpaste

[ ] Soap and Shampoo

[ ] Insect Repellent (lotion, stick or bandana; please avoid aerosol)

[ ] Sunscreen (please avoid aerosol)



[ ] Camera

[ ] Pre-addressed and Stamped Postcards

[ ] Book

[ ] Hat/Sunglasses





[ ] Underwear (as many as needed)
[ ] Shoes (2 pairs) (i.e. athletic shoes or heavy duty sandles; flip flops are not suitable camp footwear.) Closed-toe shoes are required for Adventure activities
[ ] Swimming Suit and Towel
[ ] T-shirt that can get wet


Leave at Home

Ø Cash

Ø Valuables of any sort
Ø Personal Sports Equipment

Ø Vehicle
Ø Portable Music Devices

Ø Flip-flops
Ø Trading or gaming cards

Ø Pocket knives
Ø Cell phones

Ø Handheld video games

Ø Electrical devices such as hair dryer or curling iron

Ø Animals

No alcohol, drugs, or weapons are allowed on camp property.