Tanadoona Activities and Adventures

Camp Tanadoona's 103-acres host a wide variety of activities. There's truly something from everyone at Tanadoona!


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Glide Across Lake Minnewasta
Tanadoona has tons of canoes and kayaks for campers to paddle all around beautiful Lake Minnewashta. Kayaks are fun for friendly races, relays or just relaxing exploration. Older campers may have the chance to practice safely sinking their canoes.

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Refresh with a swim
Campers love the Tanadoona waterfront. Our beach is pristine, the fish are always biting and the water trampoline is the perfect place to try out your latest and greatest jump style!

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Create Art Inspired by Nature
The art lodge is the center of all arts and crafts at Camp Tanadoona. Filled with all varieties of art materials such as paint, clay, string, and of course nature’s offerings of acorns, sticks, rocks, and more.

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Take Aim and Hit a Bullseye
Become a master archer! Learn archery skills through Tanadoona games plus new games we all make up together! Archery is always a camper favorite!

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Team-building Sports
Soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, and flag football are just a few of the sports we organize during large group time on the large grassy field.
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Campers get to be involved in a variety of active group games that get them laughing and working as a team.

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Practice Fishing
See if you catch the big one from our new fishing dock! We practice catch and release.

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Express Your Creative Side
Skits and songs are terrific ways for campers to try out new ways of expression. You'll be singing camp songs for weeks after a trip to Tanadoona!

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Gather 'round the Campfire
Campfires play a special role at Camp Fire camps. It's where we tell stories, sing songs, and do a variety of outdoor cooking.

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Navigate the Adventure Course
Our certified staff help campers build confidence as they scale the 40' climbing wall and conquer the giant swing. The high ropes course, called "Team Pod," relies on campers working together in the ultimate team-building experience.

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Explore the Great Outdoors
Chances to explore and discover nature’s playground abound at Camp. Using Camp Tanadoona's nature curriculum and 103-acres to explore, campers learn about the diverse ecosystems surrounding Tanadoona and their relationship to the great outdoors.

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New Friends
Summer camp builds relationships. Tanadoona counselors excel at creating supportive environments for all campers to try fun experiences together. Most our activities are done in small groups, giving each camper an important role and chance to get to know one another.

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Become an Outdoor Survivalist
Campers gain confidence while learning essential skills for living in the outdoors. You'll learn how to build shelters, tie knots, use a compass, build a fire, and cook your own meals outside.

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Fun in the Sand
Our sandy beach is ideal for sand castles, burying counselors in the sand, or just lounging around in the sun.