We know sending your babies to camp can be both scary and exciting. Here you will find resources to help make your family's experience at Camp Tanako a memorable one, after all, we are in the forever business!
What to Pack
The most important thing to be sure and pack is your smile and the willingness to join others for a great time. Below is a list of the other things that you should bring to camp with you. Along with what to bring we also have things that you should not bring and you can find these below as well.
WHAT TO PACK
Camp and play clothes
Flashlight with Batteries.
Light sweater/jacket in case of chilly evenings at worship or Outpost
Rain gear. Jacket or poncho preferred, umbrellas work just fine as well.
Pillow and a sleeping bag or sheets with a blanket
Small Lock for personal locker (counselors)
Toilet articles, towels, washcloths, etc.
WHAT NOT TO PACK
Other electronic communication devices
Recording and playback devices
First Time to Camp?
Camp Tanako has welcomed generations of children since 1948. We pride ourselves on running a top notch Summer Camp. Our 10 weeks of programing are ecumenical. Partners from the Presbyterian Church USA, Church of the Brethren, United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal Church, Lutheran Church (ELCA) and Baptist worked together to develop InsideOut's curriculum.
Attention to Inclusivity
The diversity of God’s creation extends to our campers and families. We know that outdoors is not the natural habitat for all our campers, and we are sensitive to those unfamiliar with the setting. Coming from different backgrounds, all campers should find a safe and warm welcome at camp. We are intentional about creating activities and experiences that are affirming of all God’s people. Diverse images of God, appropriate language for ethnic identities, and words that do not devalue the humanity of a person for physical or emotional differences are important. This is equally important to issues of gender identity and expression. Allowing space for campers to share their own identity rather than label them is crucial to supporting their personal growth and spiritual journey. However a camper arrives at camp, and however they understand themselves, we want them to know they are a beloved child of God.
Know you are welcome to visit with our team members prior to coming to camp if you have any questions or concerns! 501-262-2600