Resident (overnight/sleep-over) camps provide an immersive experience for campers to explore the outdoors, make new friends and to discover their spark. Through team and individual activities, our program focuses on inclusion, nature and character development led by caring and engaging camp counselors from all over the world.
During the daytime, campers enjoy traditional camp activities and venture out on great adventures on Lake Minnewashta and Tanadoona’s 103 acres. Before heading into rustic cabins for the night, campers spend the evening playing all-camp games, telling epic stories, and singing songs around the campfire.
Campers are grouped into cabins by age and gender. They spend most of the week in activities with their cabin mates. All campers come together for meals, swimming, evening activities and campfires.
What are you waiting for?! Carry on the 90-year-old traditions of camp life – Polar Bears and Rock’n Robins – and, of course, help create some new ones! At Tanadoona, campers build new skills and friendships, develop a deeper understanding of the natural world and simply have fun.
Progressive sleep-over camp experiences:
- Thursday Night Overnight (Day Camp campers)
- Mini-Resident Camp
- Resident Camp (plus Teen Week!)
- Teen Bluewater Getaway
- Northwoods Adventure Canoe Trip
Sunday – Wednesday | Ages 7-14
Mini-Resident Camp is a great option for campers with busy summer schedules or younger campers who are just starting out with overnight camp. It may be a shorter week, but there’s no shortage of fun or friendships formed!
Sunday – Friday | Ages 7-15 (Teen Week and Teen Bluewater Getaway, ages 12-17)
Resident Camp is the heart of Tanadoona. Each week, campers participate in a camp out and a week-long art project.
Teen Week Break away from all the pressure of being a teen and just have fun! Teen week is more relaxed than other weeks of camp. Roll out of your bunk later, and stay up at the campfire longer. Be sure to pack a fun outfit for the Camp Dance too! (ages 12-17)
Teen Bluewater Getaway
Teens head north to Camp Bluewater for fun and adventurous week at Bluewater Lodge. We’ll stay in the Bluewater Lodge and focus on getting to know one another, building leadership skills, and enjoying outdoor activities like archery, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hammocking, team-building, outdoor cooking, crafts, sports and more! This week is filled with fun and relaxation where teens choose their schedules. Learn more. (ages 12-17)
Northwoods Adventure Canoe Trip
Campers explore the great Northwoods on a guided canoeing and camping trip at our destination camp, Camp Bluewater, near Grand Rapids, MN. Learn more. (ages 12-17)
Weekly themes create a fun, creative, and silly atmosphere showing up in all-camp games and activities.
Campers are encouraged to dress-up on Wednesdays for the weekly theme – have fun!
|Week 1: June 10-14||Great Adventures|
|Week 2: June 17-21||Galaxies Far, Far Away|
|Week 3: June 24-28||Tropical Paradise|
|Week 4: July 1-3||Stars & Stripes|
|Week 5: July 8-12||H-2-GO!|
|Week 6: July 15-19||International Bonanza|
|Week 7: July 22-26||In the Game|
|Week 8: July 29-August 2||Harry Potter Madness|
|Week 9: August 5-9||Myths & Legends|
|Week 10: August 12-16||Nature Unleashed|
|Week 11: August 19-23||Color Games|
|Week 12: August 26-28||Summer Mash-up|
|7:00-8:00||Rising Bell – Polar Bears/Rock’n Robins|
|9:00-10:00||Activity Period 1|
|10:00-11:00||Activity Period 2|
|11:15-12:30||Choice Period 1|
|3:00-4:00||Choice Period 2|
|5:30-6:30||Transition from Swim|