Northwoods Adventures to Camp Bluewater


Camp Bluewater, Camp Tanadoona's sister camp, is located in the majestic Chippewa National Forest with acres of wilderness and a chain of lakes stretching throughout. Campers will have fun learning to canoe the lakes and backpack through the forest. Nights will be spent at Camp Bluewater and established Forest Service camping sites.

About Northwoods Adventure Camp

Northwoods Adventure Camps at Camp Bluewater give campers a chance to explore the great Northwoods while canoeing, camping, and backpacking near the Chippewa National Forest. Trips are run by top counselors who are wilderness, CPR, and lifeguard-certified.

Campers will depart from Camp Tanadoona in Excelsior, MN on Sunday for Camp Bluewater in Grand Rapids, MN. Pick-ups in Princeton and Grand Rapids are also available. Monday, campers and counselors will launch into a six-day life-changing experience. Campers return from the Northwoods on Friday afternoon with new trail skills, a ton of confidence, and shared experiences that build life-long friendships.

Click here for registration information and forms. Questions? Call the Camp Fire Minnesota administrative office (612)235-7284.


Thanks to the Lorraine E. Anderson Scholarship and to a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, we're able to offer special scholarships for campers interested in our Northwoods Adventures to Camp Bluewater. Scholarship applications are available on the forms page.


Transportation is provided for all Northwoods Adventure campers from three locations. All will meet on Sunday and return on Friday.

Twin Cities meeting site:


3300 Tanadoona Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331
Princeton meeting site:

Wal-Mart (south end of the parking lot off 2nd Street North)

300 21st Avenue, Princeton, MN 55371

Grand Rapids meeting site:

Wal-Mart Super Center
100 SE 29th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Northwoods Adventure Camp 2014 Schedule







July 6-11

Northwoods Adventure at Camp Bluewater




August 3-8

Northwoods Adventure at Camp Bluewater



Registration Information and Forms: click here