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Tanadoona provides a beautiful natural setting for group rentals, retreats, field trips and weddings. Our 103-acre property located on Lake Minnewashta is bordered by Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, adding to the natural wildlife and outdoor experience. You’ll frequently see wildlife such as deer, turkeys, turtles and many birds like bald eagles, bluebirds, robins, woodpeckers and more! We’re conveniently located in the southwest Twin Cities metro, but guests instantly feel like they’re far from the city.

Each summer, we offer 12 weeks of camp, leaving Tanadoona available for outside groups to enjoy September through May. Whether you’re looking for a half-day meeting or a multi-day event, we can help you plan your upcoming event. Groups may rent specific facilities or areas of camp or exclusive use of the property.

All groups are welcome to our recreational activities, including basketball hoop, volleyball net, soccer goals, gaga ball pits, sports equipment and hiking trails. Camp Fire’s trained staff are also available to lead team-building and other activities for your group.

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3300 Tanadoona Drive
Excelsior, MN 55331

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Team Building Programs

Tanadoona is ACA accredited, which means we are held to a high standard of safety and quality. Camp Fire Minnesota staff lead all activities, including:

  • Archery
  • Team-Building Challenge Course
  • High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Nature/Environmental Education


Facilities include a dining hall, overnight lodging and outdoor spaces.

Community & Dining Center

Our brand new Community & Dining Center opens in June 2020, features floor to ceiling windows to keep your group feeling close to nature. This space provides a flexible floor plan for seated or standing events and meetings, plus an open concept on the lower level. Indoors groups enjoy a beautiful gas fireplace, wifi, AV, and gender neutral bathrooms. Step outside for nature hikes, or enjoy views to the south from the deck and views to the north on the patio with outdoor seating. This space carries forward some special historic features from the previous camp dining hall – including the dining hall fireplace which is now the outdoor patio fireplace. The Center is heated and has ceiling fans plus windows to provide cooling during warmer days.

Groups may use their preferred food vendor.

Capacity: 200

Overnight Lodging

All lodging includes access to onsite fire rings. Guests provide their own bedding.

  • Bluebird Lodge (heated and electricity)
    • Upper-level features bunkbeds – sleeping 30 (2 sleeping areas) – and a common area with seating and stone fireplace.
    • Walk-out basement features kitchen (including pots, pans, dishes and utensils), open floor plan for multi-purpose use, folding tables and chairs and views of the Big Woods forest.
    • Bathhouse located approximately 50 feet from the lodge.
  • 11 10-person rustic cabins (no heat or electricity)
  • Three 18-person rustic cabins (no heat or electricity)
  • Yurt (no heat or electricity)

Outdoor Spaces

  • Tent camping
  • Green space
  • Ginkgo Circle: Six pavilion shelters with picnic tables and a seated gathering area around fire ring


Tanadoona rentals are available September – May. Groups may book exclusive use of the property or choose specific areas to host your event.

Rental is confirmed once the following are received by Camp Fire Minnesota

  • Signed contract
  • Certificate of insurance
  • 50% deposit

Interested in booking your event at Tanadoona?

Inquire below or contact Emily Peterson, Business Development & Sales Manager, to discuss your event and for pricing:

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