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CAMP TANADOONA 2010
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a century of Camp Fire.
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 6:30 - 8:30 PM Camp Tanadoona
Honor our history, celebrate our accomplishments and look toward our future at this event at Camp Tanadoona. Program highlights include a historical Camp Fire display, treats around the camp fire, a silent auction and Centennial and Camp Tanadoona merchandise available for purchase. Local dignitaries will speak, including a welcome by Mayor Tom Furlong, City of Chanhassen. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation $50. RSVP by May 14, 2010. (612) 285-6255, email@example.com www.campfireusa-mn.org/events
Camp Fire Centennial Exhibit at the Minnesota History Center March 15, 2010 - June 18, 2010 Minnesota History Center 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 www.mnhs.org/historycenter
Take a peek into 100 years of Camp Fire at the Minnesota History Center's special Centennial Camp Fire exhibit. Admission is free.
Where youth belong and grow strong At Camp Tanadoona we understand and value this important time when youth are gaining a sense of who they are and who they want to be. That is why we give youth the opportunity to flourish with hands-on outdoor experiences that awaken their senses, curiosity and desire to learn. Building friendships, succeeding at new adventures, feeling the encouragement of a community that cares about each other - these are the experiences that make Camp Tanadoona a place where youth build their caring and confidence to become future leaders.
Suburban Location, Northwoods Feel:
Just minutes from the Twin Cities, Tanadoona is nestled between Chanhassen and Excelsior, MN. In 1924, when Camp Tanadoona was originally established, it had been the rural retreat home of former Minnesota Governor, John Lind. Now, even as this area has changed from rural to suburban, our camp retains its rustic charm.
Staff Who Put Kids First:
We employ only the most dedicated adults to be part of our team. Working to encourage each childâ€™s unique strengths, our staff bring a caring and enthusiasm that boosts the self-confidence of our campers. All our staff members undergo a background check and intensive training before camp begins, as well as ongoing support during the camp season.
Amenities: * * * * * * *
40-foot Climbing Wall Water Trampoline Nature Center Arts & Crafts Lodge Canoe & Kayak Fleet Giant Swing Geocaching
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Challenge Course Archery Range 60 Acres of Wooded Trails Sandy Lakefront Beach Large Playing Field Camp Store
Top Industry Accreditation:
Camp Tanadoona is accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting 300 rigorous national standards for state-of-the-art camp operation. Standards address every aspect of camp, from the safety of canoes and cabins and the temperature of food to having a registered nurse and trained counselors on staff.
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Dates & Rates Registration Form Policies & Info
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Meet the camp administrative team!
Welcome Families, As the new Outdoor Programs Directo r, I am excited to be here in Minnesota and at Camp Tan adoona. Iâ€™ve been working with camps for 12 years, and I come to you with a wealth of knowledge and an extens ive skill set that will only add to the top notch programs already available at Camp Tanadoona. In response to requests from parent s, this year we are introducing a new Explorer Day Camp for four-ye ar-olds. These young camper sessions will introduce four-year-old s to camp in a small-group setting with a limit of 10 campers eac h session.
Marniae Spiotta Camp Registrar
As always, we at Camp Tanadoona and Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council are dedicated to building car ing, confident youth and future leaders through age-appropriate out door experiences, cultural enrichment and allowing kids to be kids in a safe and encouraging environment. I look forward to meeting all of you. I know that Camp Tanadoona will be a great fit for your summer needs.
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Overnight Camp Live the cabin life in rustic style cabins with up to eight campers and two great counselors. You can request a cabin mate! Give overnight camp a try and spend your time at camp building confidence and independence as you have the time of your life.
Mini Camp Ages 6-10
Want to try all the excitement of Ad venture overnight camp, but not quite ready for a full week? Try these shorter sessions to experience all the fun of overnight camp in 4 days and 3 nights. For safety reasons, archer y and climbing activities sta rt at age 8. Weeks: B (June 27-30), D (July 11-14), H (August 8-11), I (August 15-18), J (Augus t 22-25) Cost: $270, Early Bird Registra tion: $250
Adventure Camp Ages 8-14
Looking for a vacation without your parents? Adventure camp is the place for you! The real excitement takes place during the day with lots of activities to do, including swimming, giant swing, arts & crafts, climbing wall, canoeing, kayaking, archery, high ropes course, team-building and more. Evening activities will include campfires, skits, talent night and evenings when you get to choose what you want to do. This is a camp experience that will inspire growth and adventure for a lifetime. Weeks: D (July 11-16), E (July 18-23) I (August 15-20), J (August 22-27) Cost: $435, Early Bird Registration: $405
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Counselors in Training Ages 15-16
Tanadoona has great counselors, and here is your chance to be mentored by the best! Get teamed-up with a counselor who will help you lead camp songs and plan activities. Develop your teamwork and communication skills by joining this elite team of camp leaders! Special application neededâ€”contact the camp director at email@example.com or 952-4748085. This is a two week program with teens returning home over the weekend. two week program e-f (July 18-30) Cost: $500, Early Bird Registration: $470
Northwoods Trip - Camp Bluewater
The ultimate adventure in team-building
Ages 11-15 Want to have the best week of your summer? Join our seasoned outdoor staff as you travel to Camp Bluewater, located in the Chippewa National Forest. Make new friends, learn outdoor living skills and be challenged in the great Northwoods of Minnesota. Days will be spent paddling a chain of lakes and backpacking the pristine forest. Nights will be spent at Camp Bluewater and established Forest Service campsites cooking over an open fire, telling campfire stories and sleeping under the stars. Transportation will be provided from Camp Tanadoona. Camp staff are wilderness, lifeguard and first-aid certified. To ensure top quality, there is a minimum of six and a maximum of eight, so register today for your spot! Week: H (August 8-13) Cost: $495, Early Bird Registration: $465 The Lorraine Anderson Scholarship is available for qualified campers to attend the Northwoods Trip. See the Camp Fire website or contact the Outdoor Programs Director at (952) 474-8085 for more information.
Want to try it all at Day Camp? Discovery and Explorer Day Camp are for you! Sample all the amazing adventures of camp with these Day Camp sessions.
Explorer Day Camp Age 4
Join us in a new program only for four-years-old! With high staff-to-camper ratios, campers will have lots of super vision and hands-on fun. Activities will consist of arts & crafts, environmental education, field games, swimming and much more. We will even have a rest hour after lunch where campers can relax. This is a great program to get even the youngest of campers excited about what Camp Tanadoona has to offer. For safety reasons, archery and climbing activities start at age 8. Weeks: B - I (June 28-August 20) Cost: $220 per week, Early Bird Registration: $205
Day Camp Extras!
Discovery Day Camp Ages 5-11 School’s out for the summer, so join us for the most fun in town! Enjoy exciting adventures each day: arts and crafts, team-building, climbing wall, environmental education, field games, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and much more. Join us for one week or the whole summer. For safety reasons, archery and climbing activities start at age 8. Weeks: A - J (June 21-August 27) Cost: $220 per week, Early Bird Registration: $205
Hot Lunch ($25/wk) Delicious and nutritious meals. Every lunch includes a salad bar. Special diets can be arranged with advance notice. Thursday Sleepover ($40)
A taste of the adventure of overnight camp—fun evening events, campfire, s’mores, storytelling. Dinner & breakfast are served. Sleeping arrangements: Ages 5-8 = Bluebird Lodge Ages 9-14 = Rustic Cabins
Before & After Care ($20-$35)
Supervised time before the camp day starts and after it ends. Drop-off starting at 7:00 a.m. and pick-up by 6:00 p.m. (See page 12 for more info)
Day Camp Plus
Want to learn new things and have fun with a week of themed activities? Our PLUS sessions let you spend time doing what you like best. PLUS session campers still do many of the discovery camp activities, so you won’t miss out on any of the fun! For safety reasons, archery and climbing activities start at age 8.
Explore the wonders and mysteries of nature as we search high and low for animals, plants and bugs and create fascinating projects. Kids will be dazzled and delighted by the natural life at camp. Weeks: A (June 21-25), F (July 26-30) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Dive into some sticky, colorful, gloppy, slimy art materials as we unleash our most artistically fun selves. Old clothing is highly recommended! Weeks: b, (June 28-July 2), G (August 2-6) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
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Imagine the possibilities: from invisibility cloaks to flying paper airplanes, we will have tons of fun using our imagination and creativity as we dress up and practice our superpowers. Week: E (July 19-23) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Calling all little tadpoles! Dip into swimming basics with our trained lifeguard staff. We’ll spend time in the shallow shores of the lake and on land with water games, sprinkler antics and H2O fun. Week: I (August 16-20) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Day Camp Plus
Want to have fun with a week of themed activities? Our PLUS sessions let you spend time doing what interests you the most. Try something new or build up your skills. PLUS session campers still participate in many of the discovery camp activities, so you wonâ€™t miss out on any of the fun!
bead! We will explore a variety Mold, paint, knot, draw, sculpt or , artistic talents in our campers. of creative arts and bring out new 26-30) Weeks: A (June 21-25), F (July tion: $220 Cost: $235, Early Bird Registra
Go Sky High
Feel the thrill of going sky high as we scale the heights of the climbing wall and navigate the adventures of the ropes course. Weeks: b (June 28-July 2), G (August 2-6) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Be a chef in the out-of-doors as we cook two delicious lunches and several scrumptious snacks over the campfire and using the heat of the sun. Week: D (July 12-16) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Spend extra time at the beach building sand castles, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and jumping on the water trampoline. The beach bunch will have plenty of fun in the sun. Week: E (July 19-23) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Learn the basics of archery, from the equipment used to your shooting stance. We will practice designing and aiming for a variety of different targets on our archery range. Week: H (August 9-13) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Ahoy matey! Live the life of a pirate as we talk like pirates, eat like pirates, dress like pirates, play like pirates and sail the high seas of Lake Minnewashta like pirates. Week: I (August 16-20) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Day Camp Plus Looking for a week that offers a little something different? Our PLUS sessions let you spend time doing what interests you the most. PLUS session campers still participate in many of the discovery camp activities, so you wonâ€™t miss out on any of the fun!
Become a paddle pro! Weâ€™ll explore the bays of Lake Minnewashta, safely practice sinking our canoes, enjoy a floating picnic lunch, compete in fun canoe races and play kayak polo. Weeks: A (June 21-25), F (July 26-30) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Bulls-eye! We will practice stance, aim and release during shooting lessons at our archery range. Equipment is provided. Weeks: B (June 28-July 2), G (August 2-6) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Tackle new heights as we scale eac h side of the climbing wall at camp and navigate the cha llenging high ropes course. Weeks: D (July 12-16), I (Augus t 16-20) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registra tion: $220
Beads, tie-dye, candle making, yoga, drama and all forms of paint and color. Spend the morning down at Shangra Lodge expressing and exploring your self through all forms of arts and crafts. Week: E (July 19-23) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Learn basic outdoor skills - like knot tying, shelter building, fire making and orienteering with a compass - that will get you on your way to being a true outdoor adventurer. Week: H (August 9-13) Cost: $235, Early Bird Registration: $220
Tanadoona is the place to be this summer! Teen programs are driven by what you want to do.
Teens in Action to to The adventure begins here! You get and create choose from a variety of activities from the a program spefic to you. Choose aking, following activities; geocaching, kay ing, high canoeing, arts & crafts, teambuild g wall, ropes course, giant swing, climbin more. environmental education and much gram, we As par t of the Teens in Action pro munity will focus on giving back to the com and environment through hands-on teen at activities. Nothing beats being a camp! ) Weeks: A-i (June 21-August 20 tion: $220 Cost: $235, Early Bird Registra
Camp Tanadoona Registration Form
Camper Name: ________________________________________
Please check the session(s) for which you would like to register.
overnight Camp Wk Date Session B June Mini Camp 27-30
11-14 July 11-16 e July 18-23
Counselors in Training 15-16 $500
*2 week program. Contact Outdoor Programs Director at 952-474-8085 or samp@campfireusa-mn. org for application.
International Bonanza 8-14 $435
g August Teen Extreme
h August Mini Camp
8-11 August Camp Bluewater 8-13 Northwoods Trip
i August Mini Camp 15-18
August Adventure Camp 15-20
J August Mini Camp
22-25 August Adventure Camp 22-27
Wk Date Session 6-10 $270 A June Discovery Day Camp Age Cost
Day Camp Extras Please Circle Week(s)
Total (rate x # wks)
Hot Camp Lunch - $25/week abcdefghij $_________ Before Care (7:00 a.m.) - $20/week abcdefghij $_________ After Care (6:00 p.m.) - $20/week abcdefghij $_________ Both Before & After Care - $35/week abcdefghij $_________ Thursday Cabin Sleepover - $40/week abcdefghij $_________
Free T-shirt Order Form
Each camper gets a free Camp Tanadoona t-shirt! Shirt size: [ ] adult small [ ] youth small [ ] adult medium [ ] youth medium [ ] adult large [ ] youth large [ ] adult x-large
Day Camp Plus: Outdoor Explorers Day Camp Plus: Crafty Craze Day Camp Plus: Boating Club
Day Camp: Teens in Action Explorer Day Camp June B 28Discovery Day Camp July 2 Day Camp Plus: Hands-on Art Day Camp Plus: Go Sky High Day Camp Plus: Bow Pros Day Camp: Teens in Action C July Explorer Day Camp 5-9 Discovery Day Camp Day Camp: Teens in Action D July Explorer Day Camp 12-16 Discovery Day Camp Day Camp Plus: Grossology Day Camp Plus: Outdoor Cooking Day Camp Plus: High Adventures Day Camp: Teens in Action E July Explorer Day Camp 19-23 Discovery Day Camp Day Camp Plus: Tanadoona Heroes Day Camp Plus: Beach Bunch Day Camp Plus: Creativity Day Camp: Teens in Action F July Explorer Day Camp 26-30 Discovery Day Camp Day Camp Plus: Outdoor Explorers Day Camp Plus: Crafty Craze Day Camp Plus: Boating Club Day Camp: Teens in Action G August Explorer Day Camp 2-6 Discovery Day Camp Day Camp Plus: Hands-on Art Day Camp Plus: Go Sky High Day Camp Plus: Bow Pros Day Camp: Teens in Action Explorer Day Camp August H 9-13 Discovery Day Camp Day Camp Plus: Grossology Day Camp Plus: Target Practice Day Camp Plus: Tanadoona Outback Day Camp: Teens in Action I August Explorer Day Camp 16-20 Discovery Day Camp Day Camp Plus: Water Works Day Camp Plus: Pirate-ology Day Camp Plus: High Adventures Day Camp: Teens in Action J August Discovery Day Camp 23-27
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3 Easy Ways to Register: 1. Online: www.CampFireUSA-MN.org
2. Mail or Fax Form to: Camp Fire USA MN Council 3100 West Lake Street, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55416 Fax: (612) 285-6225
3. Call: Local: (612) 285-6244 Toll Free: (888) 335-8778
Early Bird Registration Register and pay in full by March 12, 2010 and receive the early bird discount: $30 off overnight sessions $20 off mini camp sessions $15 off day camp sessions
Refer-A-Friend Is this your first time at camp? Were you referred by a friend or family member? Please write their name here so that they can receive their Refer-A-Friend bonus:
________________________ (see page 14 for more info)
For information about Financial Assistance, see page 14.
Total Amount: Session(s) Total: $__________ +
Day Camp Extras (optional): $__________
Store Account (optional) $__________
Campership Fund Donation (optional) $__________
Early Bird Discount ($_________)
Grand Total $__________
Camper Information First Name: Birth date:
Nickname (if preferred):
MI: Grade (Fall ‘10):
Last Name: School:
Camper Lives with:
� Both Parents � Mother � Father �Other, please specify: This is this camper’s ______________ year at Tanadoona Cabin Mate/Buddy’s Name: (read cabin mate/buddy policy on pg. 14)
Cabin Mate/Buddy’s Age:
Primary Parent/Guardian Information (where child resides) First Name:
Primary Phone: Cell / Home / Work / Other ( )
Other Phone: Cell / Home / Work / Other ( )
Other Phone: Cell / Home / Work / Other ( ) Relationship to camper:
Secondary Parent/Guardian Information (if applicable) First Name:
Primary Phone: Cell / Home / Work / Other ( )
Address (if different than above):
Other Phone: Cell / Home / Work / Other ( )
Other Phone: Cell / Home / Work / Other ( ) Relationship to camper:
Emergency Adult Contact (in case the adult(s) listed above cannot be reached) First Name:
Phone: Cell / Home / Work / Other ( )
Please list any additional persons, not listed above, who are authorized to pick up your child. We release your child only to those listed here & above. Include everyone in your carpool. (please attach a sheet if you need more space) First Name: First Name:
Last Name: Last Name:
How did you hear about Camp Tanadoona? [ ] Attended previous years [ ] Heard from a friend [ ] Involved in Camp Fire Club program [ ] Family member has attended Tanadoona
[ ] Received a brochure in the mail [ ] Saw a school flyer [ ] Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council website [ ] Through Facebook
[ ] Saw an online ad/listing [ ] Saw an ad/flyer in my local newspaper [ ] Camppage.com [ ] Chanhassen Villager [ ] Campchannel.com [ ] ACA website [ ] Chaska Herald [ ] City of Chanhassen [ ] Other: __________ website
Demographic Information This information is optional and will remain confidential. Which population group do consider yourself a part of: [ ] African-American/Black [ ] Asian [ ] Native American/Alaska Native [ ] Hispanic/Latino/Spanish [ ] Pacific Islander [ ] White Household income: [ ] $22,000 or under [ ] $22,001 - 44,000 [ ] $44,001 - $100,000 [ ] $100,001 or over
All registrations received before April 30, 2010 must include a $50 per session deposit, which will be applied toward the camper’s registration fees. Full payment must then be received by April 30, 2010. All registrations received after April 30 must include full payment. [ ] Check enclosed for $__________ Make checks to: Camp Fire USA MN Council (if not paid in full, invoice will be mailed) [ ] Charge my credit card this amount now $______ If not the full amount, please indicate preferred option below: [ ] Automatically charge my card the remaining balance on March 12, 2010 and get the Early Bird discount [ ] Automatically charge my card the remaining balance on April 30, 2010 [ ] Send me an invoice for the remaining balance [ ] Send me information about financial assistance ______________________________________ Card Number (we accept VISA, Mastercard, and Discover) ______/______ Exp. Date ______________________________________ Cardholder’s Signature ______________________________________ Print Name Phone # Participation Agreement I wish to register my child for Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council’s camp program. I understand that children will spend time practicing activities under the supervision of trained instructors. I have read and agree to the policies and program descriptions listed in this brochure for this year’s camp program season. I recognize that participation in recreation and instruction activities, even when well supervised and managed, poses a risk to my child, and I agree to assume such risk on behalf of my child. In the case of injury, I authorize Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council staff to administer first aid and/ or obtain medical treatment they deem necessary for the welfare of my child. I further agree that I will be financially responsible for all charges and fees incurred in the rendering of said treatment, regardless of whether my medical insurance would cover such charges and fees. I, the undersigned, hereby hold Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council, its employees and agents harmless from liability for any and all medical and/or accident expenses that my minor child may incur during their involvement in Camp Fire programs. I understand that Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council reserves the right to dismiss children due to inappropriate behavior that could lead to the physical or emotional harm of themselves and/or others. I also understand that Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council reserves the right to remove children whose behavior contributes to the continued disruption of activities. I have read and understand the above, and I agree to the terms and conditions of this registration. I consent to the use of video & voice recordings and photographs of my child’s participation in Camp Fire programs and to the posting of these photos on a public photo site (Flickr). _________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date
Information and Policies Refer-A-Friend Bonus
Sign up a friend who's new to Camp Tanadoona and receive a $10 camp store credit!
Cabin Mate Requests for Overnight Camp
If you refer a family that has never attended Camp Tanadoona before and they register for camp, you will receive a camp store credit of $10.00 per new family. In order to access the store credit, you must have your child(ren) registered for camp for the summer 2010 season. The store credit will be placed in your child's store account. In order for Camp Fire to process the bonus, the family you refer must write your name under Refer-A-Friend on the registration form. No bonus will be given for referrals to families that have previously attended Camp Tanadoona.
All registrations received before April 30, 2010 must include a $50/session deposit, which will be applied toward the camper’s registration fees. Remaining payment must be received by April 30, 2010. All registrations received after April 30, 2010 must include full payment. Failure to meet payment due date may cancel your registration and advance another camper from the waiting list.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
Please let us know in writing if you need to cancel a camp session. If you cancel before April 30, 2010, Camp Fire will refund all payments except the $50 deposit for each session. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after April 30th. In addition, no refunds will be given if your child leaves camp early or arrives late for any reason. Camp Fire reserves the right to cancel any program for any reason we deem necessary. We will give as much notice as possible, and if we cannot find another acceptable Camp Fire session, you will receive a full refund.
Applying for Camperships - Financial Assistance
Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council provides financial assistance to families to help them attend camp. We ask families to apply early and contribute as much as possible to their child’s camp fees. Applications for camperships are available online or by calling (612) 285-6244.
Donating to the Campership Fund
Camp Fire's campership fund helpf more youth benefit from Camp Fire's powerful outdoor camp experiences. Camp families can donate to this fund using the registration form. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for helping more youth have the chance for positive outdoor experiences.
Campers may request one friend to share a cabin with at camp. This cabin mate should be the same age* and gender. Each day, campers move between groups for different activities. This helps everyone get to know each other. If registering for multiple sessions with different buddies, please indicate the week for each buddy.
Buddy Requests for Day Camp
Campers may request one friend to be paired with at camp. This buddy should be the same age* and registered for the same session (i.e. Week A-Day Camp Plus: Explorers). Buddies spend most of the day together. We ask that you only request one buddy; having more than one can disrupt the group dynamics and lead to children feeling left out. If registering for multiple sessions with different buddies, please indicate the week for each buddy.
* Special arrangements can be made. Please contact the camp director at (952) 474-
8085 for further information.
Camp Store Policies
All campers will have the opportunity to purchase snacks and souvenirs from the camp store. Items available include Tanadoona gear, stuffed animals, freezy pops, drinks and other snacks. Campers will be able to visit the camp store each day. Parents/guardians may deposit any amount in their child’s camp store account during registration or camper check-in. If necessary, parents should submit any special instructions for the account to Camp Fire in writing prior to or during check-in. Parents/guardians will be notified of any balance remaining in their child’s camp store account at the end of the camp season. Parents/guardians may choose to donate their balance to the Camp Fire Campership Fund or have their balance refunded. All refunds will be subject to a $1.50 processing/postage fee. Balances at or below the processing/postage fee ($1.50) will be automatically donated to the Camp Fire Campership Fund.
Child Care Reimbursement
Camp Tanadoona qualifies as a child care option for tax purposes. Our federal tax ID number is 41-0706116.
Camp Fire USA is inclusive and open to every person in the communities we serve, welcoming children, youth and adults regardless of race, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or other aspect of diversity. We will work to accommodate any special needs to the extent that financial and physical resources permit. Please let us know if we can work with you in this manner by calling our office at (612) 285-6244.
For safety reasons, archery and climbing activities start at age 8.
MINNESOTA COUNCIL 3100 West Lake Street, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55416 Tel: 612 285 6255 or 1 888 335 8778 Fax: 612 285 6225 firstname.lastname@example.org www.campfireusa-mn.org
Community Days @ camp! Open House
April 24, 2010 1:00 - 4:00 PM June 19, 2010 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Camp Fire Centennial Celebration
June 3, 2010 6:30-8:30 PM
August 14, 2010 Family Fun Day Fundraiser 9:00 AM - Noon
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What families Say About Tanadoona... “This was the best activity of the summer for my daughter. She absolutely loved it and wants to be a camp counselor herself when she is older!" “My son loved your camp. From the first day he wanted to make sure we'd sign him up for next year. The entire staff was so helpful and kind, we felt like we were with family." "Wonderful... everything you dream a summer camp to be!"
"My boys have been to 2 other camps in our area. Tanadoona blew away the others. In the car driving home from camp they could not stop talking about what a great time they had! I can't wait to send them again!!!" “Your energetic, caring and fun camp counselors really make a difference! My kids learned independence and enjoyed being a kid without parents for a week and a night!” “My son gets so much out of his experiences and I know he is safe and happy here. He can't wait to come back again! I also greatly appreciate the experience he gains from having counselors from other countries."
Published on Dec 22, 2009