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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:


Mini-Resident Camp

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!


Resident Camp

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 Northwoods Getaway

Teens head north to a partner camp 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 8-12 Get it started
Week 2: June 15-19 Under the Big Top!
Week 3: June 22-26 Animal Planet
Week 4: June 29 – July 1 Party in the USA
Week 5: July 6-10 Pathfinders
Week 6: July 13-17 Under the Sea
Week 7: July 20-24 Nerdin’ Out
Week 8: July 27-31 Harry Potter Madness
Week 9: Aug 3-7 Olympic Fanfare
Week 10: Aug 10-14 Summer Holidays
Week 11: Aug 17-21 Time Travelers
Week 12: Aug 24-28 Across the Seven Seas
Week 13: Aug 31-Sept 2 Wacky & Wonderful


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Time Activity
7:00-8:00 Rising Bell – Polar Bears/Rock’n Robins
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30 Flag Raising
9:00-10:00 Activity Period 1
10:00-11:00 Activity Period 2
11:15-12:30 Choice Period 1
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Rest Hour
2:30-2:45 Kapers
3:00-4:00 Choice Period 2
4:00-4:30 Snack
4:30-5:30 Swim Time
5:30-6:30 Transition from Swim
6:00 Flag Lowering
6:15-7:15 Dinner
7:15-7:45 Free Time
7:45-9:00 Evening Activity
9:00-9:30 Evening Campfire
9:30-10:00 Bedtime Prep
10:00 Lights Out


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