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Tanuga offers the full spectrum of activity choices. Campers are able to make individual decisions on what their activities will be. These choices can be independent of their cabin mates.

Choices from the waterfront can include; wake boarding, water skiing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, ect...

Land activity choices include; arts & crafts, mt. biking, rock climbing, trapeze, drama, dance, fitness and archery.
For the Sports enthusiast; roller blade hockey, soccer, basketball, softball, aerobics, volleyball, and frisbee golf are just a few....

Campers are required to make six different instructional choices that will make up their daily schedule for the session. In addition, cabins will participate in one activity daily as a group. (see daily schedule)

• Water skiing
• Wakeboarding
• Sailing
• Swimming
• Canoeing
• River & Sea Kayaks
• Tubing
• Windsurfing
Extensive instruction is offered for the very beginner to the most advanced. Each area has it’s own Activity Area Leader. All instructors are Red Cross certified. Tanuga takes pride in offering the most up-to date equipment available. Every camper must pass a prerequisite swim test in order to participate in the waterfront activities.

• In-line Skating
• Mt. Biking
• Horseback Riding
• The Climbing Wall
• Tennis
• Archery
• High Ropes Course
• Trapeze
The climbing wall, golf program, and In-Line hockey rink provide some of Tanuga’s most popular activity areas. Michigan’s only flying trapeze provides campers with the chance to learn how to fly through the air with the greatest of ease.

• Arts & Crafts
• Drama
• Photography
• Nature study
• Dance
• Aerobics
• Body Dynamics
• Floor Hockey
• Guitar
Indoor activity choices include arts and crafts, nature study, drama, martial arts, newspaper, aerobics, dance, yoga, photography and weight lifting among others. The arts and crafts program includes ceramics, pottery, wood burning, silk screening, tie-dyeing and more. Campers with an interest in drama put on a production, getting involved with elements of the whole performance.

• Softball
• Basketball
• Soccer
• Lacrosse
• Football

Horseback riding, one of camps most popular activities is headed by qualified personnel. Riding is offered only as an instructional choice, and does require an additional charge. Beginners are taught exclusively in the riding ring. For more advanced riders, horseback overnights are common, as well as learning all phases of horsemanship and stable management. All riders experience some of the 200-plus acres of wooded trails at Tanuga.

Low and High ropes / Group initiatives are also influential components of Camp Tanuga. Teaching children how to work together and solve problems is invaluable. Once a camper is 12 years old, he or she may participate in the high ropes challenge course. The high ropes course develops self confidence, trust and positive communication skills.

At Tanuga, Special Days occur at least once a week and are coordinated as an alternative to the everyday camp structure. We employ two Program Directors who focus their efforts on coordinating Special Days, evening programs and older camper late night programming. Special Days may include; cabin day, all-camp activities such as Carnivals, Olympic Day, Colorwar and competitions between neighboring camps.

Tanuga offers supervised programs each night for our campers. Activities may include campfires, hayrides, mock rock, night at the races and skit nights. We also offer special late-night social programs for our older campers. The staff-supervised activities are designed by the campers for the campers. Popular programs include coffee houses, poetry readings, interpersonal conversations, story telling and movies.