A campaign for Tanadoona

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

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 The Great Tana-re-doona will transform the property, restoring outdated facilities like our dining hall and Bluebird Lodge as well as building brand new facilities like the Day Camp Village and Outdoor Living Classrooms.

In 2014, Camp Fire Minnesota successfully completed Phase 1 of its multi-phase campaign, raising $1.5 million. These investments built a new Day Camp Village and overnight cabins, multiple gathering areas, archery range and garden, and the Tree House. The new Tree House is the first of Tanadoona’s Outdoor Living Classrooms nestled in the Big Woods. See many of these updates in the photos below.

Since 1924, Tanadoona has been an important place for youth to unplug, learn skills and discover their spark. Phase 2 of the Campaign for Tanadoona will launch in fall 2017 with subsequent phases to come. We hope you will join us in ensuring this magical place offers generations of youth the chance to discover their spark.

Get involved with The Great Tana-re-doona! Contact Jessica Ayers-Bean, Vice President of Organizational Advancement, at