ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
Energizing youth since 1924.
For generations of Minnesotans, one word has captured the glory of a summer’s day at the beach or the magic of a winter’s hike in the woods: Tanadoona. Here, in the forests and fields of more than 100 acres on the shore of Lake Minnewashta, young people discover in nature something many didn’t even know they were looking for. Themselves. Their inner sparks. The kindling to ignite their true potential. All youth are welcome. Light the fire within.
Scholarships Available – apply online
NOW HIRING Summer Camp Counselors! Ignite wonder, foster new friendships, and set-out on outdoor adventures daily. Learn more and apply online
Summer camp + COVID-19
The health and safety of our campers and staff are always our first priority. In 2021, as we plan around COVID-19, our summer camp offerings are limited to Day Camps and Leadership Development Programs only, with the expectation that Resident programs will resume in 2022. Updates will be added to our COVID-19 FAQs and Parent Resources page.
Summer fun sparks lifelong growth.2021 schedule
Summer Camp Availability + Waitlist
Currently, Week 12 is the only session with open spots remaining. View available spots in our registration system. We encourage you to register for as many waitlists as you’d like at no cost. We often see a lot of waitlist movement and we will reach out if we can offer you a spot in your preferred session between now and summer.
SCHOOL-BREAK CAMPS & COMMUNITY EVENTS
The magic continues fall, winter, spring.
SCHOOL-BREAK ADVENTURE DAYS
Fresh air and freedom. After-school and school break programs.Discover More
TEEN OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP
Learn leadership and team-building skills.Discover More
TANADOONA VOLUNTEER DAY
Bring the family and lend a hand.Discover More
FAMILY & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Adults and kids, time to unplug and enjoy nature.Discover More
Distance Learning for Educators and Families
Continue your outdoor adventures and help reduce stress