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
|• Water skiing
• River & Sea Kayaks
| 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
• High Ropes Course
| 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
|• Arts & Crafts
• Nature study
• Body Dynamics
• Floor Hockey
| 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.
|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.