Since 1952, Camp Tanuga has provided quality overnight experiences for it's campers. Whether it's a one night trip at one of our own campsites for younger campers, or the CIT's out on Isle Royale National Park, these trips expose campers to new challenges and opportunities.
We believe we have created a program that will accommodate the needs and concerns of the modern day Tanuga camper, without abandoning our commitment to tripping. Campers ages 7-12 attending the 4-week session will have the ability to sign up for an overnight camping trip. These age specific trips are "optional" and may be co-ed. Older age trip choices will be more extensive, and trip locations may become further away. All overnight groups will require some "prep time" in camp prior to the actual trip.
Trip choices may include; state park wilderness experiences, mt. bike and climbing overnights, sports trips or canoeing and short hiking excursions. Our oldest cabins of 8th and 9th graders will continue the tradition of cabin trips to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Isle Royale National Park.
Due to variations in locations and length, some overnights will require a nominal trip fee. When deciding to send your camper back to Tanuga, you are making a choice for your son / daughter to have the option to participate in this experience.
Campers learn independence, group decision making, and self reliance. With support from our qualified staff, these overnight camping experiences provide foundation blocks for growth & maturity into adulthood. The goal of our tripping program is to expose young campers to brief positive experiences. As campers become older, they will embark on new trips that are further away from camp, and longer in duration.
It is on these overnights that the closest of friendships are made, cabin unity is formed, and self confidence is gained. Adversity, challenges, and accomplishments occurring while camping out provide memories that will last a lifetime. It has become common place amongst fellow campers to share stories of overnight experiences 25-30 years later!
At Tanuga we believe the that preparation is the key ingredient to a successful overnight. This updated format will allow campers and staff additional prep time prior to the overnight trip departure. Campers will become aquatinted with every aspect of a trip "in camp" before they actually head out on the trip. Setting up tents, packing for a trip, and practicing cooking in the out of doors all happen in the comfort of Tanuga prior to sleeping out away from camp. The longer the trip, the more time is spent on preparation.