Since 1925 in Algonquin on its own lake, we provide a safe and nurturing camp for girls. In addition to our traditional activities, ask us about: drama, self-esteem building, canoe-tripping, environmental initiatives and our 3 day Kindercamp for girls ages four to six years. Find out why our "girls only" camp is the right choice for your daughter!
In some respects, Tanamakoon is the very definition of the camping tradition in Canada. It was founded in Algonquin in 1925, and has changed little in the near century since. It remains a place for girls to get out into the woods and to engage in the traditional activities associated with camp: canoeing, camp craft, singing, the arts. Dora Mavor Moore attended the camp, and the stage that she designed there to house the nascent drama program is still there today, still the cornerstone of the program. Maybe most of the campers don’t remember who she was, or the impact she had on drama in Canada, but the stage remains a symbol, nevertheless, of how the camp has reached out from the property, playing a quiet yet indelibly positive role in the larger culture as well as the life of the campers who have attended. Since 1984 Tanamakoon has been run by Kim and Marilyn Smith, providing a nice continuity to the program. The same is true of the director, Patti Thom, who has been involved since arriving as a camper 1964. She is a prominent voice in the camping world, and, as ever, she brings a vibrant spirit to the entire enterprise. For her camping is about values, which is just as it should be.
Patti Thom, Director
Phys Ed, Recreation Degree, BEd-Asscoiatred with Tanamakoon since 1964 as a camper, counselor and ful time Director.
Tanamakoon provides a unique opportunity for girls from all over the world. Girls grow up in a secure, warm and caring environement. Tanamakoon provides opportunities for the development of leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
At Tan we believe that empowering girls at a young age will help them become strong and independent women who will go on to accomplish great things in their lifetime.
More details about accommodations: Tanamakoon provides a wonderful mix of rustic to semi modern facilities. We are very proud of our environmentally green initiatives and believe that we should live what we teach. The main buildings (dining hall, teaching facilities, main lodge) all have hydro. Our washrooms and shower houses are modern and "green". The tents and cabins and yurts are comfortable and warm but do not have hydro.
Are meals provided? Yes
Is Camp Tanamakoon technology free? Yes
More details about property: Tanamakoon is situated on its own lake in the heart of Algonquin Park on its own lake. There are no cottages and no motor boats. Our campers live and breath the fresh air and scenery of Algonquin for 24 hrs a day! The lake is small enough not to be overwhelming for young campers but large enough for good sailing and windsurfing!
Cost: $2,975 to $5,150 /session
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Tanamakoon offers campers exciting opportunities for canoe tripping in Algonquin Park. Trips vary in length from two days to week long trips. Older campers can challenge themselves by going on a two-week or 1 month trip! These trips offer unique opportunities to paddle and explore some incredible rivers and lakes throughout northern Ontario!