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“Camp Fire Minnesota offers winter fun in Excelsior”

January 17, 2023

Shayla Reaves, WCCO

…103 acre winter wonderland…and when people rent the inside event space, all of the money goes toward creating more experiences for kids to spend time outdoors…

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“Entourage Events Group partnering with Camp Fire Minnesota”

December 30, 2022

Sun Sailor

Entourage Events Group announced today it has partnered with Camp Fire Minnesota to offer unique rental experiences in nature…

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“Summer camp called off, but Tanadoona has other offerings”

August 14, 2020

… for the first time in its 96-year history, nonprofit Camp Fire Minnesota, which runs Tanadoona, a 103-acre camp on Lake Minnewashta in Chanhassen, canceled its entire summer camp season.

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“Camp Fire: Over a century of bringing kids of all backgrounds into the great outdoors to discover their true natures”

May 29, 2019

Isabelle Wattenberg, The Growlers

Catching a frog is something of a rite of passage at Camp Fire Minnesota. The wetlands at Tanadoona—the primary camp and nature-based learning property…

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March 1, 2019

Abby Doeden, MN Parent Magazine

Friendship, environmental stewardship and tradition combine at this historic summer camp near Excelsior. Featuring Talia Salinas, camper and Counselor in Training, and Rachael Chapman, former camper and current Day Camp Coordinator.

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“Forget hot dogs, these Twin Cities kid camps’ signature dishes defy cliches”

March 1, 2019

Imani Cruzen of Star Tribune 

Camps’ signature dishes defy cliches about hot dogs and beans. Read about the generations-old Tonka Toaster that campers look forward to at Tanadoona each summer.

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“Seniors reconnect with nature at Tanadoona”

September 30, 2018

Paige Kieffer of Sun Sailor 

On Sept. 13, than 20 seniors from Shorewood Landing Senior Living, Highlands of St. Paul Senior Living and White Bear Heights Senior Living traveled to Camp Fire Minnesota’s Tanadoona in Excelsior for a morning of fishing, archery, nature walks, outdoor games and a bonfire with s’mores.

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“Bees and butterflies at Tanadoona”

June 14, 2018

Unsie Zuege of Chanhassen Villager

It will only take two years for a new garden full of prairie flowers and grasses to fully bloom at Tanadoona in Chanhassen. The garden was recently planted to attract pollinators like bees, butterflies and even bats.

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“Rotary clubs help spruce up Tanadoona”

September 7, 2016

Unsie Zuege of Chanhassen Villager

When four local Rotary Clubs – Excelsior, Chaska, Lake Minnetonka Excelsior and Chanhassen – collaborated to raise $45,000 for Camp Fire Minnesota’s Camp Tanadoona, it was a continuation of the special relationship that Rotary has had with Camp Tanadoona since the 1920s.

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“Camp Tanadoona exceeds capital campaign goal”

​February 14, 2015

Stephanie Helseth of Sun Sailor

Camp Fire Minnesota’s Camp Tanadoona has exceeded its $1.5 million goal for Phase One of its capital campaign and has received an additional $300,000 in in-kind gifts and services.

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“Camp Tanadoona seeking $500,000 grant”

June 24, 2014

Stephanie Gunyou of Sun Sailor

Camp Fire Minnesota, the parent organization of Camp Tanadoona, is one of seven finalists for the first-ever $500,000 Twins’ All-Star Fans Choose grant program.

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