Time Out For Tanako

Time Out for Tanako (TOFT) is a great way to introduce children and adults to outdoor camping ministry at Camp Tanako.  Groups arrive at Tanako between 9:00 am – 10:00 am on a weekday morning.  Upon arrival, your group is greeted and introduced to your TOFT counselor that will be with you for the day.  Groups that come for TOFT almost always begin their day with time at the swimming pool. Once swimming is finished and everyone is changed, the group is off to lunch in the dining hall.  Following lunch, groups will spend their afternoon is two or three of the following activities:  archery, hiking, kayaking, devo time, putt putt, gaga pitt or arts & crafts.  Many local church or community groups come multiple times during summer (once each month).  Camp Tanako provides all the materials and specialized staff, your group just needs to provide a ratio of one adult for every eight campers.  Before heading home, everyone can stop by the canteen to purchase a snack,  drink or a t-shirt to take home.

If you are interested in scheduling a day for your group to come for TOFT, please give our office a call at  501-262-2600.   We would love to have your group come spend the day with us!

“Time Out for Tanako is a wonderful experience for campers to get a glimpse of Camp Tanako and what is has to offer.  TOFT is a day of all those camp adventures such as swimming, boating, ropes, hiking, crafts, camp food and much more.  You never know that they may leave and be ready to spend their whole summer at Camp Tanako!”
Laura S.

minister of children, Asbury UMC Little Rock

Our Approach To Camping Ministry
Camp Tanako’s mission is to welcome children, youth,and adults to a place set apart where they can grow in their faith by experiencing God through nature and spending time in community and respond to the call of the Holy Spirit.  Participants in the ministry at Camp Tanako leave this setting to return to local congregations revitalized to engage in local community and congregational ministries with a renewed empowerment and relationship with God. The ministries of the Spirit that happen in this beautiful setting take children, youth, and adults into a place apart. A place where they are valued and loved, where they try new things that build confidence and broaden horizons. At camp people are given unique opportunities to grow into who God plans for them to be. Camp is a part of the process that begins in home and local churches. Camp is full of rich experiences that immerse participants in an array of opportunities to meet Christ face to face. Experiences at Camp Tanako offer participants an opportunity for spiritual revival by shifting their focus from the trappings and stress of daily life to the One who is the Source of Life. Those experiences that happen at camp translate back to local churches. It is our goal to fan an ember or flame that has been sparked in the local church. This flame is encouraged to burn brighter through camp experiences.


Each child attending a Time Out for Tanako day should arrive with a completed TOFT registration form.  This form should be signed by the camper’s parent/legal guardian.


4301 State Hwy 290
Hot Springs, AR 71913





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