The Campaign for Camp Tanadoona

Building on Tradition, Kindling Change

FishingCamp Tanadoona has been an idyllic outdoor escape for kids of all ages since 1924. The diverse landscape provides a unique natural classroom, and its proximity to the Twin Cities has made it the convenient choice for busy parents.
This Campaign for Camp Tanadoona is a chance to reinvest in and revitalize this magical place. Together we will preserve the camp’s rustic charm, while improving infrastructure and amenities. The ultimate goal is to provide more youth with a richer camp experience throughout the year, allowing more uninterrupted time connected to nature and just being a kid.

Phase 1Day Cabin

The first phase of this campaign is a $1.5 million investment to improve the Tanadoona experience. While we're still raising funds for Phase 1, some construction will begin this spring as soon as the ground thaws. Some Phase 1 projects include:

• Using natural, indigenous landscaping, a new grand entrance will welcome campers and visitors to Tanadoona. A redirected driveway will make pick-up and drop-off easier, while keeping kids out of cars’ way.
• A relocated Tanadoona Path will allow campers to stay in nature without crossing vehicles or roadways.
• A new Day Camp Village will provide Day Campers with the same community experience Resident Campers enjoy today in Corona Circle. See an example of a Day Cabin Above.
• Outdoor Living Classrooms will be strategically placed across Tanadoona’s diverse landscape regions. Each will keep campers connected to the great outdoors during all camp activities.



Phase 1 Fundraising Progress

2014 marks 90 years of youth summer camp at Camp Tanadoona. While we still have a ways to go in fundraising to complete the entirety of Phase 1 projects, this spring we'll begin construction. Together, we can make certain that this wonderful camp is here for our community generations to come.
A $750,000 challenge grant has been offered by a generous anonymous donor for Phase 1 of this campaign. Every dollar you give will be matched, doubling its impact. That means your gift will go twice as far in this campaign.
We invite you to join us in investing in Camp Tanadoona's legacy and its future. Now is the time to donate. "Thank you!" to the many individuals and organizations who've donated to the Campaign for Camp Tanadoona!

Our Vision for Camp Tanadoona

Through numerous visioning sessions with members of the Tanadoona community, we have developed a long-term vision for Camp Tanadoona. Camp Tanadoona will remain rustic, yet integrate state of the art green technology. We will invest in our day camp facilities and build a Camp Fire administrative office. The dining hall will receive a much deserved renovation. And the old Lind Mansion will be replaced with a new Lind Lodge where children will learn and adults can gather.

Unveiling the Master Plan

The Master Plan for Camp Tanadoona was unveiled at a celebratory event in the camp's dining hall on April 21, 2012. Watch the unveiling below and hear the plan's architects explain the work that went into this comprehensive plan and how a rennovated Tanadoona will serve generations of campers to come.


A special thank you to Gary Bingner of Quasimodo Advertising for creating and editing this video.