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A week at church camp can be a life-changing experience for children and youth. New milestones are reached on faith journeys as young people live and talk about the gospel with caring, trained and screened staff and volunteers. Decisions are made, new skills are learned, new friendships are forged, and campers go home with tools that will last a lifetime.
Tanako offers the classic summer camp experience as a tool for growing faith in young people. Kayak, canoe, sing, swim, worship, cook out, hike, and experience the challenge course all while learning about God’s love for us.
Camp Tanako is excited to offer a Day Camp program for families in our local mission field! A week long program that runs for ten weeks over the summer, ideal for children who are beyond the age of the baby-sitter but are not ready to be home by themselves.
Whether you are looking for a retreat facility for your group to experience a fun-filled and bonding weekend or just an opportunity for your staff to get away together for a weekday, Camp Tanako is the perfect setting!
Since 1948, Tanako has been providing programs that give children, youth, and adults unique experiences that shape and expand Christian commitment. Campers will grow in faith through small group discussion, music, drama, arts & crafts, recreation, and worship. Participants leave knowing that they are valued children of God and can enter communities renewed, inspired, and dedicated to faithful discipleship. We look forward to serving you in the near future.
Each day, three well-balanced meals are served in our dining hall. If your camper has special dietary requirements, please submit specific requests in writing to the camp director by the registration deadline date. A reasonable effort will be made to meet these needs.
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“You do a wonderful job! He looks forward to going every year. He is excited that the staff know him, recognize him, and always seem excited to see him back.”Gretchen
“Our daughter LOVED both day camps and the overnight camp! She definitely will be back next summer and has already asked if she can be a counselor there when she grows up! You’ve gotten a new fan! She has also talked a lot about your counselors so you did a great job recruiting the kids that you have out there!”Allison S.
“My son attended the Older Elementary camp and LOVED every minute of it! This was his second year to go and he was very excited that Zip Lining was added this year! My daughter attended the Middle Elementary camp. This was her first time at camp and the two night stay was a perfect introduction for her!”Robert
We would love to know about your experience at Tanako! Please share your story with us!
A cool breeze out on the lake or the rush of a cannon ball into the pool! With Tanako’s aquatics program, you get to do both. Enjoy a day out on the kayaks or spend your afternoon playing inner tube water polo! With lifeguards always present, cool down this summer in our all new aquatics program!
One of Tanako’s newest programs, learn about God’s green earth and all its beauty. Participate in various games and experiments to learn more about everything from vegetation to our local wildlife!
Channel your inner Robinhood with our archery program! Don’t miss out on learning basic bow and arrow skills and exciting shooting tournaments! This camp classic is sure to be a hit!
ARTS & CRAFTS
Tanako’s arts & crafts room is filled with all sorts of activities for every age! Start simple and make friendship bracelets, learn how to make t-shirt head bands, or carve out your own roadster for our brand new pinewood derby track!
An old Tanako favorite, come join us down at the pier as we sit back, relax, and wait to reel in the big one! With our experienced counselors, you’ll be a great angler in no time! We’ll even bait the hook.
Rush through the trees and over the creek! Campers will load up the buses and head down the road to Adventure Works at Catherine’s Landing where they will ride over a mile of zip lines! With 12 different zip lines, the professionals ensure that campers are not only safe, but also having a blast!
Love sports? This is the activity for you! We’ll be playing flag football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, gaga dodgeball, volleyball, and so much more. With experienced counselors, we’ll go over the fundamentals then get down to business and start playing!
Take a trip through Lake Catherine State Park on your trusty steed!