oh algonquin i return someday to these wilds
Tanamakoon Alumni
We hope that you are enjoying a happy and healthy fall! Tanamakoon just finished an incredible season. We were filled in every program in all three seasons. Most had waiting lists! We are excited to tell you that we are experiencing the earliest enrollment ever in Tan history.
Many of our summer sessions are close or are filled for 2017! Tanamakoon continues to thrive!Several Alums have been in contact to say that they would love to hear how Tanamakoon is doing. Here are a few of the new initiatives that you may not have heard about. The physical property has undergone some extensive renovations and new building. New outdoor handwashing stations, new Ojib three season cabins, rebuild of Dawendena, four amazing YURTS have replaced 7seven tents, new 14 element low ropes course and a brand new swim dock! The place looks incredible. Be sure to visit our website where you will see even more! Our in camp and tripping programs expand each year! Our one month trip travelled the Missinabi from James Bay-an incredible adventure for all! Each year Canadian Artists work with our campers and encourage our young artists to paint the wilderness of Algonquin. Each month we also celebrate our Be The change programs when we invite speakers to share motivational programs with campers. They are then encouraged to take the messages home to their families, schools and communities. Tanamakoon also brings in speakers from our Indigenous communities to help educate us on our diversity as Canadians. There is so much to share with you, so we encourage you to go on our social media channels and follow the changes as they happen. Visit Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The purpose of our media outreach is to keep our Alumni and our present families engaged with Tanamakoon.
Each year brings new faces into our programs! We welcome every child and adult with open arms into the Tanamakoon family! If you have friends, relatives or know of young girls that would benefit from any of our programs we hope that you will pass on our number and website. Information on all programs can be found at:
We encourage you to scroll through our photo galleries on the website and see how wonderful your camp continues to be for so many! Our website is quite exciting! Be sure to check out the new videos, photo galleries and our 360 virtual tour of camp!


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We appreciate your support and encouragement for your beloved camp!
Please help us spread the word to new families that might be interested in either summer camp. Kindercamp or our adult programs!
You can help us reach potential campers in a variety of ways!
Contact Us: 905-338-9464   Fax us at 905-338-3039 Email:
Or have families check us out online at

EXCITING NEWS! Tanamakoon campers and Staff have produced the first ever Colouring Book for our Camp!
When we asked campers this past summer to submit drawings for our first Colouring Book, the response was tremendous! We are grateful to the 2016 Tanamakoon campers and staff for their ‘Kids for Kids” Colouring Book project! We hope that the book will bring hours of joy to those who love to colour!
Proceeds from the sale of our Tanamakoon Colouring Book will go to our Camp Tanamakoon Charitable Foundation. The Foundation owns and operates Camp Maple Leaf on Pigeon Lake in the Kawarthas. In 2016 Camp Maple Leaf hosted 435 children with unique needs and differences. There were 235 children from Canadian Military Families, 95 children with Juvenile Arthritis and children with cranial-facial differences. The Tanamakoon Foundation is proud to provide summer camp at Camp Maple leaf for these children.

COST: $ 13.50 (includes shipping in Canada). USA would be $20.00
Please note that 2017 campers can purchase this at the tuck shop.
Book has 50 amazing black and white pages from campers and staff of all ages!
ORDER: Send us a cheque payable to The Camp Tanamakoon Charitable Foundation 132 Reynolds Street Oakville, ON
L6J 3K5
Books will be mailed out in early December.

We love having alums return to Tan on staff for our spring and fall programs! You can enjoy a few days of working alongside our present day staff in a program that promises to revive and rejuvenate you! Call OR EMAIL us and find out about how you can return and contribute your experience and skills to the youth of today! We promise a week of fresh air, great food and lots of laughs!

A first-time residential camp experience for girls ages 4-6 (or 7years if presently in Grade 1)
Campers can join us for 3 days either in June or Late August.
Visit us at for more details!

The date for our Spring Luncheon has been set for Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 and will once again be held at Parkview Manor at Don Mills and Eglinton! We welcome the help of our Alums! Our Staff and parents love to meet you, and your help makes our event that much more successful! Call Patti at the office (or send her an e-mail) if you’d like to volunteer a few hours! You can join us for lunch, watch the slide show and mingle with new and old while helping with other administrative operations.

Exciting plans are underway once again for September when we will be offering two weeks of Seniors programs! Please feel free to call or write to us if you know of folks that may be interested in attending or if you have ideas on places that we could do some marketing! The programs will run for 5 days each in the first two weeks of September and will be open to men and women ages 50 and up! See the Tanamakoon website for information and our photo gallery. Just click on the Adult Program tab! We appreciate your help and support in spreading the word!

The quiet northern oasis of Tanamakoon will offer incredible opportunities for both scenic and wildlife art. The fall colours can be spectacular at this time of year and will add a unique and special ambience for every artist. Demonstrations, presentations, lectures, slides, individual and group evaluation and hands-on fieldwork with one on one guidance will make this course a valuable and unique opportunity for every student.
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