Phase 2: Community & Dining Center


Our vision for Tanadoona is for it to be a year-round destination for youth from all backgrounds to discover their sparks through nature, become stewards of the natural world and develop as leaders.

Since 1924, Tanadoona has been an important place for youth to unplug, learn skills and discover their spark. With 103 acres along Lake Minnewashta, Tanadoona is a outdoor escape just down the road providing outdoor experiences to youth of all backgrounds. While youth are spending more and more time on devices, we are engaging record numbers of youth in our year-round nature-based programs – and the need is greater. Cue The Great Tana-re-doona!

The Great Tana-re-doona: Phase 2
Community & Dining Center

This is an exciting time at Tanadoona! Our programs are growing and expanding beyond the summer. Between growing waitlists for our summer camp program and greater demand for school field trips, a new Community & Dining Center will provide the much-needed flexible indoor space to meet current demands and grow as a year-round destination.

We hope you will join us in ensuring this magical place offers generations of youth the chance to discover their spark – year-round.


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Tanadoona’s Master Plan

Camp Fire Minnesota’s master plan for Tanadoona brings this vision to life. Through a series of phases, The Great Tana-re-doona will transform the property, restoring outdated facilities like our dining hall and Bluebird Lodge as well as building brand new facilities like the Day Camp Village and Outdoor Living Classrooms. Learn about our successful Phase 1.

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