Upcoming Events

Register for Tanadoona summer camps!


Download the2015 Camp BrochureWe’ve been hard at work in our secret Tanadoona think tank testing new games, fun songs, and wacky skits and now it's all revealed in our 2015 Camp Brochure.

With weekly eclectic, nature-based activities exploring and investigating the Tanadoona ecosystem, you will surely discover your love of nature at Tanadoona's day and resident camps.

Register for camp by March 15 to receive the Early Bird Discount!


Opus Cup, benefiting Camp Fire Minnesota
April 8, 2015 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)

St. Louis Park Rec Center: 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park
Watch local Twin Cities’ brokers as they team up with Opus talent to compete in a friendly but competitive hockey game. See for yourself if Team Lau can take back the title from Team Jet. With free admission and refreshments, this is a great family event. Raffle, chuck-a-puck proceeds, and all donations will go to Camp Fire Minnesota, NAIOP Minnesota's 2015 charitable partner. Thanks to bdh & young for sponsoring one of the chuck-a-puck intermissions!


Earth Day Service Project for Teens

April 25 (2:00 - 4:00pm)| Register for Earth Day Service Project

In honor of Earth Day, we invite all teens to spend the afternoon at Tanadoona helping prepare the Tanadoona Garden! Enjoy time outdoors and do good for Tanadoona and Mother Earth. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Have fun making Tanadoona a better place, plus use this toward community service volunteerism for school, resumes and college applications. We'll meet at the main office.


Tanadoona Open House
May 2, 2015 (12:00pm - 3:00pm)

New to Tanadoona? Our open house is the perfect time to try Tanadoona camp activities, plus check out the cabins, swimming beach, and all 103 acres of nature! You’ll meet the Outdoor Programs Manager (and camp director), Anthony “Toots” Teed, and other staff.
Special discounts will be offered to new families registering that week!


Tanadoona Teen Night
May 12 (6:00 - 7:30pm) | Register for May Teen Night
We'll meet in the dining hall and spend the evening making care packages and "welcome" signs for our 2015 Tanadoona staff! Let’s make everyone feel at home! Teen Nights are lead by Kaydee "Sigma" Tiemann.


Meet the Counselors & Tanadoona Tours
June 6, 2015 (12:00pm - 3:00pm)

Meet the Outdoor Programs Manager, Anthony “Toots” Teed, and all the Tanadoona staff before your first week of camp! We’ll partner you with camp staff for the grand Tanadoona tour and answer questions to help you prepare for your week at Tanadoona!


Tanadoona Summer Picnic
August 21, 2015 (5pm - 6:30pm)

Come back one more time to see your favorite counselors and the friends you made earlier this summer! Celebrate another great summer at Tanadoona with food, games and songs!


Tanadoona Volunteer Day
September 26, 2015 (1pm - 4pm)

Help protect the natural beauty of Tanadoona by improving water quality at and around Lake Minnewashta and Tanadoona! Volunteers will help remove buckthorn. Age appropriate projects will be available for those 6-10 years old.


Annual Benefit: an evening of performance, whiskey and wine

October 22, 2015

Enjoy an evening of wine and whiskey tastings and support the programs that help Minnesota youth find their spark. More details and registration information will be available in the summer.

Past Events

October 25, 2014

Tanadoona Volunteer Day

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped remove buckthorn at Tanadoona. This project helped reduce erosion and ultimately improves area water quality thanks to funding provided by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. Watch for Tanadoona Volunteer Day to be announced for next fall! Photos


October 23, 2014

Annual Benefit: an evening of performance, whiskey and wine

Nearly 300 guests enjoyed an evening of wine and whiskey tasting and helped Camp Fire Minnesota raise over $122,000! The evening showcased how strong partnerships and dedicated supporters ignite, inspire and help Minnesota youth imagine brighter futures. Thanks to our special guest Beth Dooley and Diamond, this year's youth speaker.

Full details of Camp Fire Minnesota's Annual Benefit.


August 22, 2014

Tanadoona Summer Picnic

Thanks to all who spent the evening celebrating the close of our 90th summer of youth exploring and discovering in nature at Tanadoona! See you at Tanadoona in 2015!


August 11, 2014

Tee it Up for Tanadoona

Bearpath Golf and Country Club

Tee it Up for Tanadoona is a race to play as many holes as possible. Our inaugural year's winning team was the Cargill/Land O'Lakes team. Thanks to all the golfers and guests, more than $100,000 was raised for the Campaign for Tanadoona.


May 19, 2014

Camp Fire's 2014 Annual Meeting

Thank you to Piper Jaffray for allowing us to host our Annual meeting at their downtown office. The 2014 Annual Meeting was led by Beth Smits, Camp Fire Board President, and Marnie Wells, Camp Fire CEO, with an inspiring keynote address from John Gunyou, Board Chair, Three Rivers Park District. If you weren't able to attend you can see the 2013 Outstanding Award recipients and Mr. Gunyou's speech on our Annual Meeting page.


May 17, 2014

Tanadoona Open House & Tours

We were excited to see returning campers and so many new campers visiting Tanadoona at the Open House. It was a beautiful day that provided everyone the opportunity to try some camp activities and spend some time exploring camp.


May 13, 2014

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Tanadoona

Camp Fire Minnesota CEO Marnie Wells, along with Mayor Furlong of Chanhassen and camper Emerson and her dad lead a groundbreaking ceremony for the Campaign for Tanadoona on May 13, 2014. The Great Tana-re-doona is underway. Summer 2014 campers will be welcomed by a new entrance at Tanadoona and see six day camp cabins and three new overnight cabins!

We are still raising funds to complete phase one of the master plan by the end of 2014. Show your support, by contributing to the Campaign for Tanadoona. Donate here.